Good Reads - Fiction
Fairy Tales for Adults: Collections
Datlow, Ellen and Terri Windling, Eds. - Black
Thorn, White Rose - 1994, 386p.
An anthology of short stories,
based on old folk tales, by writers including Peter Straub
and Patricia Wrede.
Carter, Angela - The
Bloody Chamber - 1979,
Retellings of: Bluebeard's Castle, Puss In Boots,
The Erlking, Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast,
Gardner, John - The
King's Indian: Stories
and Tales - 1974, 323p.
Contains The Tales of Queen Louisa
and other short stories.
Garner, James Finn - Once
Upon a More Enlightened Time - 1995, 84p.
Fashionably sensitive versions of old favorites
such as: The Little Mer-persun and Sleeping Persun of
Hesse, Hermann - Pictor's Metamorphoses and
Other Fantasies - 1982, 213p.
Original fairy tales or Märchen,
inspired by the Brothers Grimm, et al. (Also see the recently
The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse).
Zipes, Jack, Ed. - The
Outspoken Princess and the Gentle Knight: a Treasury of
Modern Fairy Tales - 1994, 237p.
tales with unexpected turns of events and heroes and
heroines who defy the old stereotypes.
Datlow, Ellen and Terri Windling, Eds. - Ruby
Slippers, Golden Tears - 1995, 416p.
Joyce Carol Oates' Sleeping
Beauty, is one of twenty-one short stories by as many authors,
all taking fresh looks
at old folk tales.
Russell, P. Craig - Fairy
Tales of Oscar Wilde v.1 - 1992, 46p.
An illustrated novel including: The Star
Child and The Selfish Giant.
Datlow, Ellen and Terri Windling, Eds. - Snow
White, Blood Red - 1993, 411p.
Including Gahan Wilson's The Frog Prince, Patricia
A. McKillip's The Snow Queen, and more.
Walker, Barbara G. - Feminist
Fairy Tales - 1996, 244p.
retellings of familiar stories such as Snow White, Aladdin,
Wenzel, David and Douglas Wheeler - Fairy
Tales of the Brothers Grimm - 1995, 44p.
An illustrated novel featuring:
Little Snow White, The Three Sluggards, and The Shoemaker
and the Elves.
Yolen, Jane - Tales
of Wonder - 1983, 275p.
incorporating folk tales, personal experience, and modern
settings.(i.e. Baba Yaga, The Golden Ball.)
Prepared by Carol Yarmolich, April 1997