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By U. C. Knoepflmacher

As those 11 darkish and wild tales display, fairy stories by means of Victorian ladies represent a special literary culture, one startlingly subversive of the society that fostered it. From Anne Thackeray Ritchie's variations of "The drowsing good looks within the wooden" to Christina Rossetti's unsettling antifantasies in Speaking Likenesses, those are breathtaking acts of creative freedom, via turns fun, fascinating, and annoying. in addition to their social and ancient implications, they're notable tales, filled with unusual delights for readers of any age.

"Forbidden Journeys is not just a darkly exciting publication to learn for the fantasies and anti-fantasies advised, but in addition is an important contribution to nineteenth-century cultural historical past, and particularly feminist studies."—United Press International

"A provider to feminists, to Victorian stories, to kid's literature and to children."—Beverly Lyon Clark, Women's evaluation of Books

"These are tales to snigger over, cheer at, have fun, and wince at. . . . Forbidden Journeys is a welcome reminder that uprising was once nonetheless attainable, and the editors' clever and engaging observation unearths ways that those tales defied the Victorian patriarchy."—Allyson F. McGill, Belles Lettres 

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