Book Search Options:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

      
bookjacket

Told Again:
Old Tales Told Again
Updated edition
Walter de la Mare
With a new introduction by Philip Pullman
Illustrated by A. H. Watson

Hardcover | 2014 | $24.95/ £16.95 | ISBN: 9780691159218
248 pp. | 5 1/2 x 8 | 38 line illus. | SHOPPING CART

eBook | ISBN: 9781400851997 |
Our eBook editions are available from these online vendors

Reviews | Table of Contents
Chapter 1[PDF] pdf-icon

Google full text of this book:
 

Originally published in 1927, Told Again is an enchanting collection of elegant fairy tales, showcasing the formidable talents of a writer who used magical realism before the term had even been invented. Walter de la Mare (1873–1956) was one of the most celebrated writers of children’s literature during the first half of the twentieth century—so much so that W. H. Auden edited a selection of his poems and British children could recite de la Mare’s verses by heart. His abundant literary gifts can be savored once more in this new edition. With marvelous black and white illustrations by A. H. Watson, this volume includes a splendid introduction by Philip Pullman, the contemporary master of fantasy literature.

The significance of the nineteen adapted classics in Told Again lies in de la Mare’s poetic insights and graceful prose, which—as Pullman indicates in his introduction—soften and sweeten the originals, making these tales appropriate for younger readers. In “The Four Brothers,” the siblings allow the princess to choose her own husband rather than argue over her; and in “Rapunzel,” de la Mare discreetly leaves out details of the prince’s tortured, blind search for his love. Familiar stories, such as “Little Red Riding-Hood,” “Rumplestiltskin,” and “The Sleeping Beauty” are also made new through de la Mare’s expansive, descriptive, and lyrical prose. Pullman covers important details about de la Mare’s life and captures the stylistic intention behind the rewriting of these wonderful favorites.

Reviving the work of a writer who exemplified a romantic vision and imagination, Told Again is a remarkable retelling of fairy tales touched by mystery and magic.

Philip Pullman’s many books include the best-selling and award-winning children’s series, His Dark Materials (Knopf). He recently edited and introduced Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm (Viking).

Review:

"[A] wonderful book."--Michael Dirda, Washington Post

Endorsement:

"This superb edition of Told Again brings a neglected work to twenty-first-century readers and is a great addition to the Oddly Modern Fairy Tales series. As Pullman’s introduction shows, the collection sheds light on a poet’s view of the wonder tale and its near relatives."--Pauline Greenhill, University of Winnipeg

Table of Contents:

List of Illustrations vii
Introduction 1
Told Again
The Hare and the Hedgehog 11
The Four Brothers 18
The Musicians 29
Dick Whittington 37
Cinderella and the Glass Slipper 50
The Dancing Princesses 68
Little Red Riding-Hood 81
Jack and the Beanstalk 92
The Turnip 117
The Wolf and the Fox 129
The Three Sillies 136
Bluebeard 144
Snow-White 156
The Twelve Windows 170
Clever Grethel 182
Rumplestiltskin 188
The Sleeping Beauty 200
Molly Whuppie 214
Rapunzel 223

Series:

Subject Areas:

Shopping Cart:

  • For ebooks:

Our eBook editions are available
from these online vendors:

  • Amazon Kindle Store
  • Apple iBooks
  • Google Play eBook Store
  • Kno eBook Store
  • Many of our ebooks are available through
    library electronic resources including these platforms:

  • Books at JSTOR
  • Ebrary
  • Ebook Library
  • EBSCO Ebooks
  • MyiLibrary
  • Dawsonera (UK)

  • For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

     Hardcover: $24.95 ISBN: 9780691159218

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart

    For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

     Hardcover: £16.95 ISBN: 9780691159218

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 5/10/2015

    Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
    Princeton University Press

    New Book E-mails
    New In Print
    PUP Blog
    Videos/Audios
    Princeton APPS
    Sample Chapters
    Subjects
    Series
    Catalogs
    Princeton Legacy Library
    Exam/Desk Copy
    Textbooks
    Media/Reviewers
    Rights/Permissions
    Ordering
    Recent Awards
    Princeton Shorts
    Freshman Reading
    PUP Europe
    About Us
    Contact Us
    Links
    F.A.Q.
    PUP Home


    Bookmark and Share
    Send me emails
    about new books in:
    Literature: Primary Works and Letters
    British Literature
    Comparative Literature
    More Choices