Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales of Slumbering Princess - Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World

Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales of
Slumbering Princesses

The Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World series showcases our favourite classic fairy tales, in all their forms, penned by a variety of scholars and writers throughout history. 

A Brief Synopsis

This volume contains seven different versions of the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ story, with the earliest recorded in Egypt dating as early as 1000BC! It also contains stories originating from Iceland, Italy, France, Germany, India and England.

Along with these fascinating folk tales, every other page reveals a different illustration by famous illustrators from the golden age of illustration. It’s a fascinating collection and I recommend it to anyone with an interest in fairy tales. Learning about stories from other cultures, their similarities and their differences, is an absolute joy.

This volume is 134 pages and contains; 7 versions of the Sleeping Beauty story, an introduction to ‘The Fairy Tale’, a chapter on ‘The History of Sleeping Beauty’, 62 illustrations, by 26 different illustrators and concludes with a chapter about ‘The golden age of illustration’.  Its a wealth of fairy tale knowledge and pretty pictures for all.

Sleeping Beauty Origins of Fairy Tales

Spread featuring illustration by Harry Clarke - Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales of Slumbering Princess - Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World

Above – Spread featuring illustration by Harry Clarke

Illustration by Harry Clarke - Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales of Slumbering Princess - Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World

Above – Illustration by Harry Clarke

Spead featuring illustration by D. J. Munro - Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales of Slumbering Princess - Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World

Above – Spread featuring illustration by D. J. Munro

Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales of Slumbering Princess - Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World

Above – Illustration by Warwick Goble

Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales of Slumbering Princess - Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World

Above – Spread featuring illustration by Arthur Rackham

Illustration by Arthur Rackham - Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales of Slumbering Princess - Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World

Above – Illustration by Arthur Rackham

Spead featuring illustration by A. H. Watson - Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales of Slumbering Princess - Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World

Above – Spread featuring illustration by A. H. Watson

Illustration by Margaret Tarrant - Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales of Slumbering Princess - Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World

Above – Illustration by Margaret Tarrant

Spread featuring illustration by Harry Clarke - Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales of Slumbering Princess - Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World

Above – Spread featuring illustration by Harry Clarke

Illustration by Harry Clarke - Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales of Slumbering Princess - Origins of Fairy Tales from Around the World

Above – Illustration by Harry Clarke

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