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Aarne–Thompson index

Aarne–Thompson index  

Shorthand for The Types of the Folktale, the classification system for international folk tales developed and first published in 1910 by the Finnish folklorist Antti Aarne under the title Verzeichnis ...
Advertising and fairy tales

Advertising and fairy tales  

Verbal folklore genres such as proverbs, riddles, folk songs, nursery rhymes, legends, and of course fairy tales have long been used as attention-getting devices in advertising. While proverbs, for ...
Albert Ludwig Grimm

Albert Ludwig Grimm  

(1786–1872), German author and editor of legends and fairy tales. Like Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (to whom he was not related), A. L. Grimm collected folk and fairy tales, which ...
Aleksandr Afanasyev

Aleksandr Afanasyev  

(1826–1871), Russian folklorist. His collection Russian Folktales, in eight volumes (1855–1863), is still the most comprehensive work on East Slavic folk tales. Afanasyev used the Grimms’ Children's ...
Aleksandr Volkov

Aleksandr Volkov  

(1891–1977),Russian writer, best known for his series of fairy-tale novels for children. The first of these, The Wizard of the Emerald City (1939), is a free adaptation of Frank ...
Alfred Crowquill

Alfred Crowquill  

(1804–1872), British writer, caricaturist, and illustrator. The original appeal of Crowquill's early work, such as Ups and Downs (1823) and Absurdities: In Prose and Verse (1827), lay in his quaint ...
Alfred Thompson

Alfred Thompson  

1831–95), British musical theatre librettist and artist.Thompson studied art at Munich and Paris and was soon one of the most innovative costume and scenic designers of the musical stage ...
Ali Baba

Ali Baba  

The hero of a story supposed to be from the Arabian Nights (but actually first added to the text in a French translation of the early 18th century), who discovered the magic formula (open sesame) ...
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves  

The cinema has generally been keener on the title than it has on the original storyline from *The Arabian Nights. In a wartime adaptation directed by Arthur Lubin (USA, 1944) ...
Alice B. Woodward

Alice B. Woodward  

(1862–1951), British illustrator best known for her illustrations to The Peter Pan Picture Book. First published by George Bell and Sons in 1907, it remained in print in various forms ...
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland  

*Alice in Wonderland, a classic Victorian fantasy, has proved more difficult than most to bring to the screen. The rambling, dream-like structure coupled with the book's literary stature and the ...
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland  

A story for children by Lewis Carroll (see Dodgson), published 1865.Originally entitled Alice's Adventures under Ground, and written for his young friend Alice Liddell, it tells how Alice dreams she ...
Alison Uttley

Alison Uttley  

(1884–1976)Writer, born in Cromford, Derbyshire, the second female honours graduate from the University of Manchester (physics). Author of series about ‘Little Grey Rabbit’ and ‘Sam Pig’, she wrote ...
Ana María Matute

Ana María Matute  

(1925–), Spanish writer, considered one of the best postwar novelists, who was a finalist for the Andersen Medal. Her works reflect the trauma the civil war constituted for numerous Spanish ...
Angelo Silvio Novaro

Angelo Silvio Novaro  

(1868–1938),Italian writer and poet whose first literary effort was a volume of sea tales entitled Sul mare (At Sea, 1889). The collection of tales entitled La bottega dello stregone ...
Anita Lobel

Anita Lobel  

(1934–), American illustrator and author who was born in Poland. She immigrated with her family in 1952 and became an American citizen in 1956. Married to the prolific children's book ...
Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton  

(c.1646–1720)Third son of Sir George Hamilton (1607–79), and brother‐in‐law of the comte de Gramont (1621–1707). Hamilton wrote the Mémoires de la vie du comte de Gramont (Memoirs of the ...
Antoine Galland

Antoine Galland  

(1646–1715)French translator and orientalist. His Mille et une nuits (1704–17) was the first translation into a European language of the Arabic Thousand and One Nights (see Arabian Nights ...
Antonio Baldini

Antonio Baldini  

(1889–1962), Italian poet, critic, and dramatist.The long novella Michelaccio (1924) recounts the life of the proverbial Michelaccio in a mixture of real and fabulous elements also used in Rugantino ...
Aphorisms and fairy tales

Aphorisms and fairy tales  

In addition to the numerous literary adaptations of fairy tales in the form of prose works, poems, and plays, there also exists a tradition of reducing well-known tales to short ...

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