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"Spells of attraction" brings jointly the easiest literary fairy stories ever written, prepared to supply a feeling of the heritage and evolution of this old style. targeting the paintings of the main proficient writers of the good Western literary pursuits from classical instances to the current, Jack Zipes's assortment exhibits how a few of literature's so much inventive minds have attempted their hand at blending the magic parts of the fairy story - and the way the style has been marvelously remodeled in keeping with each one writer's specific genius.

Including greater than sixty stories via such grasp practitioners of the paintings as Perrault, Voltaire, Goethe, Hoffmann, Hawthorne, Wilde, Yeats, Hesse, Thurber, Calvino, Philip okay. Dick, Robert Coover, and Angela Carter, this authoritative, unique, and detailed quantity is bound to bewitch readers of all ages.

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