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Rapunzel And Other Maiden In The Tower Tales From Around The World

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A Unique Collection of Fairy Tales, Myths, Legends and Other Tales About Maidens in Towers

RAPUNZEL. Just the name conjures up images of long golden hair and tall stone towers. She remains part of our popular culture thanks to countless children's books, as well as advertising, movies, and merchandise. Rapunzel, far from falling into historical obscurity, is very much a pa
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Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published (first published September 30th 2009)
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Mary Catelli
Towers, damsels in distress -- rescues, not necessarily successful.

First section is a bunch of straight Rapunzel variants, though most contain elements that will surprise those who know only the brothers Grimm. (As for Tangled -- um, actually one element in it and not in Grimms' is in fact more common.)

Then a set of "Maid Maleen" tales. And more tales of captives in towers -- and in other locations. Tales where she's locked up by her parents to protect her from a curse, or because she shows too
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Chris
A good collection of Rapunzel/Maid in the Tower stories. Heiner has also included more modern retellings, such as Tennyson's "Lady of Shallott". Well worth the read.
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Heidi Anne Heiner is the creator and keeper of one of the world's top folklore websites, the SurLaLune Fairy Tale Pages at http://www.surlalunefairytales.com. On the internet since 1998, the site shares fairy tale illustrations from the Golden Age of illustration and over a thousand full-text fairy tales from around the world. Forty-nine popular fairy tales are annotated with links to similar tale ...more
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