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Aarne, Antti. The Types of the Folktale: A Classification and Bibliography. Trans. and enlarged by Stith Thompson. 2nd revision. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, 1961.

Auden, W.H. "Grimm and Andersen." In Forewords and Afterwords. Ed. Edward Mendelson. New York: Random House/Vintage, 1973. 198-208. 

Auerbach, Nina, and U.C. Knoepflmacher, eds. Forbidden Journeys: Fairy Tales and Fantasies by Victorian Women Writers. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Bacchilega, Cristina. Postmodern Fairy Tales: Gender and Narrative Strategies. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.

Baker, Donald. Functions of Folk and Fairy Tales. Washington, DC: Association for Childhood Educational Internaational, 1981. 

Barchilon, Jacques. "Beauty and the Beast: From Myth to Fairy Tale." Psychoanalysis and the Psychoanalytic Review 46 (1959): 19-29. 

------.  "Uses of the Fairy Tale in the Eighteenth Century." Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 24 (1963): 111-138. 

Barchilon, Jacques and Peter Flinders. Charles Perrault. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1981. 

Bettelheim, Bruno.  The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.  Knopf, 1976. [psychological] [PCT -- GR 550 .B47 1977]

Blackwell, Jeannine. "The Many Names of Rumpelstiltskin: Recent Research on the Grimms' Kinder- und Haus-Märchen." The Germanic Quarterly 63 (1990): 107-22. 

Bly, Robert. Iron John: A Book About Men. New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1990. [psychological] 

Bosma, Bette.  Fairy Tales, Fables, Legends, and Myths: Using Folk Literature in Your Classroom.  Teachers College Press, 1987. 

Bottigheimer, Ruth B.  Fairy Tales and Society: Illusion, Allusion, and Paradigm. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. 

------. Grimms' Bad Girls and Bold Boys: The Moral and Social Vision of the "Tales". New Haven and London: Yale UP, 1987. [PT 921 .B67 1987]

------.  "The Transformed Queen: A Search for the Origins of Negative Female Archetypes in Grimms' Fairy Tales." Amsterdamer Beiträge zur neueren Germanistik 10 (1980) 1-12. 

Bredsdorff, Elias. Hans Christian Anderson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975

Brewer, Derek. Symbolic Stories: Traditional Narratives of the Family Drama in English Literature. Totawa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1980.

Briggs, Katherine M. The Fairies in English Tradition and Literature. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1967. 

Canepa, Nancy. From Court to Forest: Giambattista Basile's Lo Cunto de li Cunti and the Birth of the Literary Fairy Tale. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1999. 

------.  ed. Out of the Woods: The Origins of the Literary Fairy Tale in Italy and France. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1997. 

Cashdan, Sheldon. The Witch Must Die: How Fairy Tales Shape Our Lives. N.Y.: Basic Books, 1999. [PCT -- GR 550 .C39 1999]

Chinen, Allan B. In the Ever After: Fairy Tales and the Second Half of Life. Wilmette, IL: Chiron Publications, 1989.[psychological] 

Cox, Marian Roalfe. Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants ... 1892; rpt.  Nendeln: Kraus Reprint, 1967.

Crane, T.F. "The External History of the Kinder- und Hausmärchen of the Brothers Grimm." Modern Philology 19 (1917): 557-611. 

David, Alfred, and Mary Elizabeth David, "A Literary Approach to the Brothers Grimm." Journal of the Folklore Institute 1 (1964): 180-196.

Dorfman, Ariel. The Empire's Old Clothes: What the Lone Ranger, Babar, and Other  Innocent Heroes Do to Our Minds. New York: Pantheon, 1983.. [social] 

Duffy, Maureen. The Erotic World of Faery. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1972. 

Dundes, Alan, Ed.. Analytic Essays in Folklore. The Hague: Mouton, 1975. 

------. Cinderella: A Folklore Casebook.  Garland, 1982. [University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.]

------.  Little Red Riding Hood: A Casebook.  University of Wisconsin Press, 1989. 

------. The Study of Folklore, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1965. 

Ellis, John M. One Fairy Story Too Many: The Brothers Grimm and Their Tales. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983. 

Estés, Clarissa Pinkola.  Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype.  Ballantine, 1992. 

Fischer, J.L. "The Sociopsychological Analysis of Folktales." Current Anthropology 4 (1963):  235-95. 

Franz, Marie Louise von.The Interpretation of Fairy Tales. Revised edition. Boston:  Shambala, 1996.

------.  An Introduction to the Psychology of Fairy Tales. Third Edition. Zurich: Spring Publications, 1975. [psychological] 

------. Individuation in Fairy Tales. Zurich: Spring Publications, 1977. [psychological] 

------. Problems of the Feminine in Fairy Tales. Irving, TX: Spring Publications, 1979. [psychological] 

------.  Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales. Boston: Shambhala, 1995.

Fromm, Erich. The Forgotten Language: An Introduction to the Understanding of Dreams, Fairy Tales and Myths. New York: Grove Press, 1951. [psychological] 

Gilbert, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979.

Gronbech, Bo. Hans Christian Anderson. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1980.

Haase, Donald, ed.  The Reception of Grimms' Fairy Tales: Responses, Reactions, Revision. Wayne State University Press, 1993. 

Hartland, E.S. The Science of Fairy Tales: An Enquiry into Fairy Mythology. Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968. 

Hearne, Betsy.  Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of an Old Tale.  University of Chicago Press, 1989. 

Heisig, James W. "Bruno Bettelheim and the Fairy Tales." Children's Literature 6 (1977):  93-115.

Heuscher, Julius. A Psychiatric Study of Myths and Fairy Tales: Their Origin, Meaning and Usefulness. Springfield, IL: Thomas, 1974.[psychological] 

Houghton, Rosemary. Tales from Eternity: the World of Fairy Tales and the Spiritual Search. New York: Seabury Press, 1973. 

Jones, Steven Swann. The Fairy Tale: The Magic Mirror of Imagination. Boston: Twayne,  1995.

Jung, C.G. "The Phenomenology of the Trickster in Fairytales." Collected Works. Trans. R.F.C. Hull. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1959. 

Kamenetsky, Christa. The Brothers Grimm and their  Critics: Folktales and the Quest for Meaning. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1992.

King, James Roy. Old Tales and New Truths: Charting the Bright-shadow World. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992.

Knoepflmacher, U.C. Ventures into Childland : Victorians, Fairy Tales, and Femininity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Kolbenschlag, Madonna. Kiss Sleeping Beauty Goodbye. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1979.  [feminist] 

Lane, Marcia. Picturing the Rose: A Way of Looking at Fairy Tales. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1994. 

Latham, Minor W. The Elizabethan Fairies: The Fairies of Folklore and the Fairies of Shakespeare. New York: Octagon Books, 1972.

Lederer, Wolfgang. The Kiss of the Snow Queen: Hans Christian Anderson and Man's Redemption by Woman. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

Lewis, Philip. Seeing through the Mother Goose Tales: Visual Turns in the Writings of Charles Perrault. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996.

Lieberman, Marcia. "'Some Day My Prince Will Come': Female Acculturation through the Fairy Tale." College English 34 (1972): 383-95.

Lüthi, Max.  The European Folktale: Form and Nature. Indiana University Press, 1982. 

----------. The Fairy Tale as Art Form and Portrait of Man. Translated by Jon Erickson. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984. 

----------. Once Upon a Time: On the Nature of Fairy Tales. Translated by Lee Chadeayne and Paul Gottwald. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1970. 

Mallet, Carl-Heinz. Fairy Tales and Children: The Psychology of Children Revealed through Four of Grimms' Fairy Tales. New York: Schocken Books, 1984. [psychological] 

McGlathery, James M.  Fairy Tale Romance: The Grimms, Basile, and Perrault. University of Illinois Press, 1991. 

----------.  Grimm's Fairy Tales: a History of Criticism on a Popular Classic. Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1993. 

Metzger, Michael and Katherina Mommsen, eds. Fairy Tales as Ways of Knowing: Essays on Marchen in Psychology, Society and Literature. Bern: P. Lang, 1981.  [psychological] 

Michaelis-Jena, Ruth. The Brothers Grimm. New York: Praeger, 1970. 

Mieder, Wolfgang.  Tradition and Innovation in Folk Literature.  University Press of New England, 1987. 

Olrick, Axel. "Epic Laws of Folk Narrative." In Alan Dundes, ed. The Study of Folklore. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1965. 

Peppard, Murray. Paths Through the Forest: A Biography of the Brothers Grimm. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. 

Philip, Neil. The Cinderella Story. London: Penguin Books, 1989.

Propp, Vladimir.  Morphology of the Folktale.  Tr. Laurence Scott.  University of Texas Press, 1968. 

Róheim, Géza. Fire in the Dragon and Other Psychoanalytic Essays on Folklore. Ed. Alan Dundes. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992. 

Röhrich, Lutz. Folktales and Reality. Trans. Peter Tokofsky. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.

Rowe, Karen E. "Feminism and Fairy Tales." Women's Studies 6 (1979): 237-57.

Sale, Roger. Fairy Tales and After: From Snow White to E.B. White. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1978. 

Schectman, Jacqueline M. The Stepmother in Fairy Tales. Boston: Sigo Press, 1991. 

Seifert, Lewis C. Fairy Tales, Sexuality, and Gender in France, 1690-1715 : Nostalgic Utopias. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. 

Soriano, Marc.  Les Contes de Perrault. Culture savante et traditions populaires. Rev. ed. Paris: Gallimard, 1977.

------. "From Tales of Warning to Formulettes: The Oral Tradition in French Children's Literature." Yale French Studies 43 (1969): 24-56.

Spink, Reginald. Hans Christian Anderson and His World. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1972.

Stewart, Susan. Nonsense: Aspects of Intertextuality in Folklore and Literature. Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978. 

Sutton, Martin. The Sin-complex: A Critical Study of English Versions of the Grimms'  Kinder- und Hausmärchen in the Nineteenth Century. Kassel: Brüder Grimm-Gesellschaft, 1996.

Tatar, Maria.  The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales.  Princeton University Press, 1987. 

------.  Off with Their Heads!: Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood.  Princeton University Press, 1992.

Thelander, Dorothy R. "Mother Goose and Her Goslings: The France of Louis XIV as Seen through the Fairy Tale." Journal of Modern History 54 (1982): 467-96. 

Thompson, Stith. The Folktale. New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1946. 

Tolkein, J.R.R. Tree and Leaf. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965. 

Warner, Marina. From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and their Tellers. London: Chatto and Windus, 1995. [N.Y. Farrar, Straus and Giroux] [PCT -- GR 550 .W38 1995]

Weber, Eugen. "Fairies and Hard Facts: The Reality of Folktales." Journal of the History of Ideas 42 (1981): 93-113.

Yearsley, Percival. The Folklore of Fairy Tale. Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968. 

Zipes, Jack.  Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales. Methuen, 1979. [Austin: University of Texas Press, 1979]

------.  The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World.  Routledge, 1988. 

------.  Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England. New York: Methuen, 1986.   [feminist] 

------.  Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion: The Classical Genre for Children and the Process of Civilization.  Wildman Press, 1983. [London: Heinemann, 1983]

------. Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry. New York:  Routledge, 1997. 

------.  The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood.  South Hadley, Mass: Bergin and Garvey, 1983.

------.  ed. Victorian Fairy Tales: The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves. London: Routledge, 1989.

------.When Dreams Come True: Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition. New York: Routledge, 1999. [PN 3437 .Z57 1999]


Ashliman, D. L.  Folklore and Mythology: Electronic Texts

Barker, William.  Fairy Tales: A Guide to Resources on the Web.

Google Directory:

Hastings, A. Waller. Fairy Tale Bibliography.

This is an excellent annotated work.
Smith, Orianne. Fairy Tale Project. Annotated Bibliography.

SurLaLune Fairy Tale Pages