The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth audiobook

The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales: And Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales

By Franz Xaver von Schönwerth
Compiled and Edited, and with a Foreword by Erika Eichenseer
Translated with commentary and an Introduction by Maria Tatar
Read by Heather Wilds

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200008230

  • ISBN: 9798200008223

  • ISBN: 9798200008247

Runtime: 7.39 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the 1850s, Franz Xaver von Schönwerth traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria to record fairy tales, gaining the admiration of even the Brothers Grimm. Most of Schönwerth's work was lost—until a few years ago, when thirty boxes of manu­scripts were uncovered in a German municipal archive. Now, for the first time, Schönwerth's lost fairy tales are available in English. Violent, dark, and full of action, and upending the relationship between damsels in distress and their dragon-slaying heroes, these more than seventy stories bring us closer than ever to the unadorned oral tradition in which fairy tales are rooted, revolutionizing our understanding of a hallowed genre.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The tales are vigorous, direct, and less artful then those of the Grimms, suggesting greater authenticity, closer to the source. Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Franz Xaver von Schönwerth

Author Bio: Franz Xaver von Schönwerth

Franz Xaver Von Schönwerth (1810–1886) had a successful career in law and the Bavarian royal court before devoting himself full-time to cataloging the customs and folktales of his homeland.

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Author Bio: Erika Eichenseer

Author Bio: Erika Eichenseer

Erika Eichenseer is the director of the Franz Xaver von Schönwerth Society. She lives in Germany.

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Author Bio: Maria Tatar

Author Bio: Maria Tatar

Maria Tatar is the chair of the program in folklore and mythology at Harvard. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English