Perennially Popular: The Appeal of Classic Fairy Tales for Children

Pauline Dewan

Abstract


Fairy tales were not initially intended for children. “Originally told at fireside gatherings or in spinning circles by adults to adult audiences,” as Maria Tatar points out, “fairy tales joined the canon of children’s literature (which is itself of recent vintage) only in the last two to three centuries.”


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/cal.14n2.27

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