• Bluebeard - Origins
  • Bluebeard - Origins
  • Bluebeard - Origins
  • Bluebeard - Origins
  • Bluebeard - Origins
  • Bluebeard - Origins
  • Bluebeard - Origins
  • Bluebeard - Origins

Bluebeard – And Other Mysterious Men with Even Stranger Facial Hair (Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World)

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Bluebeard – And Other Mysterious Men with Even Stranger Facial Hair (Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World)

Bluebeard – And Other Mysterious Men with Even Stranger Facial Hair contains seven different versions of the story of Bluebeard from around the World. It includes an in-depth introduction to the fairy tale genre itself, as well as the folkloric provenance of the ‘Bluebeard’ story. It encompasses folk tales such as ‘La Barbe Bleue’ by Charles Perrault, ‘Fitcher’s Bird’ by the Brothers Grimm, Joseph Jacob’s ‘Mr. Fox’, the Indian legend of ‘The Brahman Girl who Married a Tiger’ and the tale of Prince Agib from ‘Arabian Nights’.

What is a fairy tale? The ‘Origins of Fairy Tales from around the World’ series helps to answer this question, by showcasing the amazing breath and diversity involved in classic fairy tales. It focuses on the unusual phenomenon that the same tales, with only minor variations, appear again and again in different cultures – across time and geographical space. Traditionally told as short stories for children, and for adults too, these popular fairy tales will be sure to delight both young and old. Beautifully illustrated, these story books combine the best story-telling, with the best art-work, in order that the two may be fully appreciated.

 


With works such as Bluebeard – And Other Mysterious Men with Even Stranger Facial Hair, Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration from the 1880s to the 1930s.
Our collection showcases classic fairy tales, children’s stories, and the work of some of the most celebrated artists, illustrators and authors.
We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.
On this website, you can find out about some of our best-selling authors, illustrators, and stories. We also have a full bookshop, an introduction to the Golden Age of Illustration, and a history of the fairy tale itself.

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