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The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales Collection

This collection of 80 classic fairy tales is annotated by leading scholars who explore the contemporary references, character sources, and historical origins present in the fables. The 2,000-page collection includes The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, The Secret Garden, and more, and offers in-depth commentary from Michael Patrick Hearn, the world's foremost Oz expert, and Maria Tartar, a leading authority in folklore and children's literature. The original tales and themes are further developed with annotations in the margins that explain the actual meaning of the word "Oz" and other interesting facts. Hundreds of color illustrations by celebrated artists Gustave Doré, Maxfield Parrish, and others make Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and his beanstalk, and the Little Mermaid come to life for young readers. The heirloom set includes The Annotated Brothers Grimm and The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, featuring beloved fables like Hansel and Gretel and The Emperor's New Clothes with annotations that explore the social and cultural dimensions of the 19th century. Hardcover; 2,096 pages.

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