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Marina Warner, author of Once Upon a Time – A short history of fairy tale explores a multitude of tales through the ages, their different manifestations on the page, the stage, and the screen.
From the phenomenal rise of Victorian and Edwardian literature to contemporary children's stories, Warner unfolds a glittering array of examples, such as the Grimm fairy tales, to modern-day realisations including Walt Disney's Snow White and gothic interpretations such as Pan's Labyrinth.
What is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean? What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society?
Marina Warner is a novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, and President of the Royal Society of Literature.
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