Fairy Tales of the Fiercer Sex by Hans Christian Andersen audiobook

Fairy Tales of the Fiercer Sex

By Hans Christian Andersen , the Brothers Grimm , and others
Edited by Alison Larkin
Read by Alison Larkin  

Alison Larkin Presents

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781518942525

  • ISBN: 9781518942532

Runtime: 5.98 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Alison Larkin selects and introduces fairy tales of strong, independent, brave, at times irreverent girls and women who take charge of their lives, go on their own adventures, rescue themselves, and sometimes even save the men they love.

These are not stories of helpless females shut up in high towers waiting around for a handsome man to rescue them while they sleep for years or from brushing their golden hair a lot. These heroines have far more to distinguish them than the fact that they (sometimes) end up married to a prince.

Stories included here are:

  • The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Molly Whuppie and the Double-faced Giant by Flora Annie Steel
  • A Pottle of Brains by Joseph Jacobs
  • Cap O’ Rushes by Joseph Jacobs
  • Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm
  • Mr. Fox by Joseph Jacobs
  • Clever Grethel by the Brothers Grimm
  • Kari Woodengown by P. C. Absjornsen
  • The Twelve Dancing Princesses by the Brothers Grimm
  • Felicia and the Pot of Pinks by Madame la Comtesse d’Aulnoy
  • The Iron Stove by Miss Mulock
  • The Hedley Kow by Joseph Jacobs
  • The Six Sillies by Monsieur Lemoine
  • Baba Yaga, a Russian folk tale re-told by Verra Xenophontovna Kalamatiano De Blumenthal
  • The Old Woman in the Woods by the Brothers Grimm
  • The Idle Spinner by the Brothers Grimm
  • The Twelve Brothers by the Brothers Grimm
  • Frederick and Catherine by the Brothers Grimm
  • Little Red Cap by the Brothers Grimm
  • Beauty and The Beast by Marie Le Prince de Beaumont

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty (who didn’t back down from the Beast), and Gretel (the smarter sister of Hansel)—these are just a few of the brave, inventive, and independent young ladies who populate this fascinating collection of folk tales. Series editor and narrator Alison Larkin reads the twenty tales in this collection with a traditional approach, capturing the time-honored ‘once-upon-a-time’ rhythms and giving an extra cackle or two to the witches and trolls. Underneath there’s a historic nuance and a tone of scholarship that aligns with the dark themes of greed, gluttony, entitlement, and, of course, children as snacks. These stories of wandering in dark woods and knocking on the doors of giants may be couched as children’s fare, but keep the lights on just the same.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Hans Christian Andersen

Author Bio: Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker and a washerwoman. As a young teenager, he became quite well known in Odense as a reciter of drama and as a singer. When he was fourteen, he set off for the capital, Copenhagen, determined to become a national success on the stage. He failed miserably, but made some influential friends in the capital who got him into school to remedy his lack of proper education. In 1829 his first book was published. After that, books came out at regular intervals. His stories began to be translated into English as early as 1846. Since then, numerous editions, and more recently Hollywood songs and Disney cartoons, have helped to ensure the continuing popularity of the stories in the English-speaking world.

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Author Bio: the Brothers Grimm

Author Bio: the Brothers Grimm

The Brothers Grimm were German academics, linguists, cultural researchers, and authors. They are among the most well-known storytellers of European folk tales, and their work popularized such stories as “Cinderella,” “The Frog Prince,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Rapunzel,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” and “Snow White.” Their first collection of folk tales, Children’s and Household Tales, was published in 1812. The popularity of the Grimms’ collected folk tales has endured well beyond their lifetimes. The tales are available in hundreds of translations and have been made into popular Disney films, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella.

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Author Bio: Joseph Jacobs

Author Bio: Joseph Jacobs

Joseph Jacobs, (1854–1916) was an Australian-born English folklore scholar, one of the most popular nineteenth-century adapters of children’s fairy tales. He was also a historian of pre-expulsion English Jewry, a historian of Jewish culture, and a literary scholar.

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Author Bio: Flora Annie Steel

Author Bio: Flora Annie Steel

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Author Bio: Miss Mulock

Author Bio: Miss Mulock

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 5.98
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English