And the combining of different time periods in each tale is just confusing. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest, I'd give this book a six. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Honesty there are better feminist fairy tale collections out there, including ones with original work but also ones that have original folk and fairy tales in them. The stories left me chuckling and grinning, but they're pretty average.
They could cast themselves as the bearers of secret feminine knowledge actually unavailable to male writers. Of course you do, but what about Ugly and the Beast? May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. Honestly, if these are feminist retellings of fairy tales then why are most of the helpers still male? The spine may show signs of wear. I get that this is old, and that feminism has come a long way, but ugh, it was painful. I've received a number as gifts, and I've written more than a few as well.
This is a genre that I have loved for decades and that is very, very close to my heart. Instead they are vibrantly alive, strong women who take fate into their own hands. She escapes, goes into hiding by marrying a wealthy man, and has a daughter who she grooms to follow in her footsteps and share her beliefs as she names her daughter after the Ancient Pagan Mother Goddess. On the plus side, there are some very nice stories in amongst the collection. The spine may show signs of wear.
So please believe me when I say that Walker's tales were utterly enraging. Not to mention some of her facts just aren't correct. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. After overcoming her stepfamily and winning the love of the prince a love that comes across as unrequited , the daughter fulfills her mothers wishes, in this case using her new position of power to forcibly ban Christianity and make everyone return to worshiping the Mother Goddess. As such, most of the main characters are female, the deities are usually goddesses, the damsel in distress model is replaced with capable characters, and the menfolk can be cast aside a bit.
Telling fairy tales to young ones used to worry me. However, it is rather funny. All items ship Monday - Friday within 2-3 bussiness days. Used - Good, Usually ships within 1 - 2 business days, Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. The Goddess characters are especially bad. There are plenty of better talking fish in the sea. But then, this is quite normal for fairytales.
Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. Don't worry, not all men in this book are bad, and not all women are perfect. She makes the female characters able to take care of themselves and not rely on male assistance. Walker occasionally just reverses the stereotypes instead of truly creating unique characters. Angela Carter's older book The Bloody Chamber provides more creative and well-crafted restructured fairytales, and I would recommend that over this book every time. Also, I was hoping to give this book to a younger cousin, but after reading it, I decided against it. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.
It wasn't a terrible read, it's just outdated. Other books considered , for producing multicolored designs while knitting only one color per row, and constructing knitted garments from the top down rather than the usual bottom-up method used in tradition. This book sheds a light on fairy tales that will no longer have your girls think, 'I'm the damsel in distress, where's my prince charming? During her work as a reporter, she became increasingly interested in feminism and women's issues. Tracking is not available for orders shipped outside of the United States. And inconsistent overkill at that. Regarding serial rapes and murders as entertainment that isn't worth stopping? Why not totally reverse the beauty and the beast theme, instead of making them both ugly, and the beast still a jerk? These accustomed us to the idea that the heroine is usually good-looking; her Prince Charming can be counted on to save the day; and perhaps most importantly, there is almost always a happy ending.
I love fairy tale retelling anthologies, particularly ones that cover a wide variety of cultures and history. That would actually be the eleventh thing this anthology taught - ripping off Disney is awesome. Of course you do, but what about Ugly and the Beast? I am also a fan of short stories. And really, Walker, do you want to teach your readership that their Barbie dolls secretly sneer at them for having underdeveloped breasts? Sir Vivor and the Holy Cauldron indicate that men can also be protectors of life instead of its destroyers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Furthermore, the anthology utterly failed at feminism.