FAIRY TALES FOR GROWN FOLKS. By Miss Thackeray. Boston: Loring, Publisher, Cor. Bromfield and Washington Streets, n.d. [not before 1871]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-115 [116: blank], double columns, original tan paper wrappers printed in black. First U.S. edition, probable later printing. The AAS has a copy giving the publisher's address as "319 Washington Street," which was the publisher's address until sometime in 1871 when it became "Cor. Bromfield and Washington Streets." This collection appears to be a partial reprint of FIVE OLD FRIENDS, AND A YOUNG PRINCE (London 1868). In the present work, the author, William Thackeray's daughter, has taken the plots of several well-known fairy tales (Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack the Giant-Killer) and de-mystified them, recasting them as contemporary, realistic stories for an adult audience: an ambitious and interesting project. NCBEL III 1079. Not in Wolff. Wrappers worn, spine ends chipped, a good copy. Rare in the original wrappers. (#136330).
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