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Off with Their Heads!:
Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood
Maria Tatar

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations
Preface
IRewritten by Adults: The Inscription of Children's Literature3
II"Teaching Them a Lesson": The Pedagogy of Fear in Fairy Tales22
IIIJust Desserts: Reward-and-Punishment Tales51
IVWilhelm Grimm/Maurice Sendak: Dear Mili and the Art of Dying Happily Ever After70
VDaughters of Eve: Fairy-Tale Heroines and Their Seven Sins94
VITyranny at Home: "Catskin" and "Cinderella"120
VIIBeauties and Beasts: From Blind Obedience to Love at First Sight140
VIII"As Sweet as Love": Violence and the Fulfillment of Wishes163
IXTable Matters: Cannibalism and Oral Greed190
XTelling Differences: Parents vs. Children in "The Juniper Tree"212
Epilogue: Reinvention through Intervention229
Notes239
Select Bibliography273
Index289

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