Fairy Tales: Faber Stories

£3.50

This title is part of a landmark series of gem-like individual volumes presenting masters of the form at work in a range of genres and styles. Bringing together past, present, and future in their ninetieth year, ‘Faber Stories’ is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

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Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.

A wily cat, a strange romance, detestable daughters: the great American poet Marianne Moore retells three stories originally written by Charles Perrault to amuse the niece of Louis XIV.

Modern readers may be surprised to find that the prince does not wake Sleeping Beauty with a kiss – the more he cares, the less willing he is to intrude – and that his mother is descended from ogres.

Characterised by vivid imagery, uncluttered prose, inventive alliteration and a sly sceptic’s wit, Moore’s versions do more than tell a tale: ‘Having seen a problem solved,’ she writes, each one leaves ‘a pattern of order in the mind.’

Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

Additional information

Weight 0.04 kg
Dimensions 16 × 11.1 × 0.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

44

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.52 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K