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    Question Your Favourite Fairy-Tales

    I'm obsessed with fairy-tales so I thought I'd start this topic. So, what's your favourite written or told fairy-tale?

    Mine are:
    Snow White
    Cinderella
    Goldilocks & The 3 Bears
    Sleeping Beauty
    Beauty & The Beast
    Thumbelina
    The Arabian Nights
    Rapunzel
    Little Red Riding Hood
    The Wizard of Oz
    The Ice/Snow Queen
    Lilith
    The Light Princess
    Vassilissa the Beautiful
    Princess Mononoke
    Hansel and Gretel
    etc
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    I like the originals... The ones that are messy and icky and dirty and not at all suitable for children... For more up-to-date/re-written ones, however, I'm deeply in love with Angela Carter's collection The Bloody Tower.

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    Mine's probably The Ice Queen. Actually any Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale is good by me
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    I love Grimm's.

    My very favorite is probably Snow White Rose Red.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Semjaza View Post
    I like the originals... The ones that are messy and icky and dirty and not at all suitable for children... For more up-to-date/re-written ones, however, I'm deeply in love with Angela Carter's collection The Bloody Tower.

    Cheers,

    Semjaza
    Speaking of which, do you know where I can read the original fairy tales, the ones that weren't meant for children, I've been trying to read at least some of them, but can't find them (I've read in quite a few places that fairy tales weren't originally meant for kids, and were quite dark and horrific, so naturally, that's right up my street ).

    Thanks for any help .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merrilyn View Post
    I love Grimm's.

    My very favorite is probably Snow White Rose Red.
    Oh my, I must've forgot this! I love Snow White and Rose Red!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamengoddess View Post
    Vasilisa and the Baba Yaga
    Yay! Another Vassilissa lover! I love the name Vassilissa, I think it sounds so sweet..

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    Quote Originally Posted by David19 View Post
    Speaking of which, do you know where I can read the original fairy tales, the ones that weren't meant for children, I've been trying to read at least some of them, but can't find them (I've read in quite a few places that fairy tales weren't originally meant for kids, and were quite dark and horrific, so naturally, that's right up my street ).

    Thanks for any help .
    I like the originals too and I wish I could read them but it's hard to find them.

    For example tales like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty were a bit different in their original form and you can read about it on wikipedia.
    Now, Cinderella is said to be one of the oldest fairy-tales of those "Disney" ones. I read on wiki that originally it was an Ancient Egyptian tale of a girl named Rhodopis or something (if I remember correctly) and since I'm such a huge Egypt fan I got really interested but then found out that there's almost nothing about it anywhere else.

    Actually, the oldest fairy-tales are Ancient Egyptian. Or so wiki said, lol.

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    I love fairy tales and have many books of them old and new.. I found most of them in Thrift stores...if you have one near by maybe you could check it outit takes some digging though through tons of kids books

    I just love the artwork in the old ones they are the ones I guess you could say I collect..
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