|aFrom the beast to the blonde :|bon fairy tales and their tellers /|cMarina Warner.
|aNew York :|bThe Noonday Press :|bFarrar, Straus and Giroux,|c1996.
|a463 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aWarner looks at storytelling in art and legend--from the prophesying enchantress who lures men to a false paradise, to jolly Mother Goose with her masqueraders in the real world. She also interprets the history of old wive's tales from sibyls and the Queen of Sheba to Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Angela Carter.