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Catherine Bernard

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet. Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four ...

Catherine Bernard

Catherine Bernard  

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet.Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four historical novels, a short ...
Catherine Durand

Catherine Durand  

née(c.1650–1712/15), French writer.The author of several novels and the creator of the dramatic proverb genre, she wrote three fairy tales: ‘Histoire de la fée Lubantine’ (‘Story of the ...
Johann Karl August Musäus

Johann Karl August Musäus  

(1735–1787), German author and critic whose five volumes of fairy tales, Volksmärchen der Deutschen (German Folk Tales, 1782–1786), introduced the fairy tale as a modern form in Germany. In style ...
Riquet with the Tuft

Riquet with the Tuft  

“Riquet with the Tuft” is a French literary fairy tale in which a hideous suitor grants intelligence to a beautiful but witless woman in exchange for her hand in marriage. ...
feminism and fairy tales

feminism and fairy tales  

Feminists have an abiding interest in the socio-historical and cultural contexts in which literature arises and is received, how women have helped shape and contributed to traditions, and how women ...
Riquet with the Tuft

Riquet with the Tuft   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
131 words

...a beautiful but witless woman in exchange for her hand in marriage. Versions of this story appear in Charles Perrault 's Histoires ou contes du temps passé (Stories or Tales of Past Times, 1697 ) and Catherine Bernard 's Inès de Cordoue ( 1697 ). In contrast to Perrault's optimistic rendering, which hints at the transformative power of love, Bernard's treatment of the theme reads as biting criticism of the folly of contractual marriages. No one has yet definitively proved which writer originated the tale, but both probably drew on motifs from beast...

Fairy Tales and Folk Tales

Fairy Tales and Folk Tales   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
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5,901 words
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..., or fairy tale. By 1690 , various authors such as Madame d'Aulnoy and Mademoiselle Bernard began to incorporate fairy tales into their novels and then publish entire collections of fairy tales. A veritable vogue if not a deluge of fairy tales appeared from 1696 to 1704 in France. Madame d'Aulnoy, Mademoiselle L'Héritier , Charles Perrault , Madame de la Force , Madame Durand , Mademoiselle Lubert , Madame de Murat , Chevalier de Mailly , Mademoiselle Bernard, and other gifted writers published remarkable collections of fairy tales. The most...

AWARDS

AWARDS   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
11,389 words

...Fly 1991  Gary Crew, Strange Objects 1992  Eleanor Nilsson, The House Guest 1993  Melina Marchetta, Looking for Alibrandi 1994  Isobelle Carmody, The Gathering ; Gary Crew, Angel’s Gate 1995  Gillian Rubinstein, Foxspell 1996  Catherine Jinks, Pagan’s Vows 1997  James Moloney, A Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove 1998  Catherine Jinks, Eye to Eye 1999  Phillip Gwynne, Deadly, Unna? 2000  Nick Earls, 48 Shades of Brown 2001  Judith Clarke, Wolf on the Fold 2002  Sonya Hartnett, Forest 2003  Markus Zusak, I am the Messenger 2004  Melina Marchetta, Saving...

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