Abstract

"France's First Fairy Tales" offers evidence for a broad distribution of Straparola's tale collection in France, based on their widespread publication there between 1560 and 1615. No evidence for magic narratives as Straparola presented them exists in France that cannot be traced to print distribution. Copious evidence also links Straparola's restoration and rise tales with Europe's subsequent French fairy-tale authors and the tradition of magic and fairy-tale weddings, which provided the basis for Europe's burgeoning repertoire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1536-1802
Print ISSN
1521-4281
Pages
pp. 17-31
Launched on MUSE
2005-06-16
Open Access
No
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