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Maria Tatar

Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories. She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Maria Tatar

Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories. She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Books by Maria Tatar

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    The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales

    Maria Tatar

    Hardback, 2002

    Not since Bruno Bettelheim's The Uses of Enchantment has there been such an illuminating contribution to the world of children's fairy tales.
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    Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood

    Maria Tatar

    Hardback, 2009

    Highly illuminating for parents, vital for students and book lovers alike, Enchanted Hunters transforms our understanding of why children should read.
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    The Grimm Reader: The Classic Tales of the Brothers Grimm

    Maria Tatar, Maria Tatar, A. S. Byatt

    Paperback, 2010

    Forty of the most famous and celebrated stories from the Brothers Grimm translated and edited by a leading professor of folklore.
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    The Classic Fairy Tales

    Maria Tatar

    Second Edition, Paperback, 2017

    Fairy tales shape our cultures and enrich our imaginations; their narrative stability and cultural durability are incontestable.
  • 9781631498817 72

    The Heroine with 1001 Faces

    Maria Tatar

    Hardback, 2021

    World-renowned folklorist Maria Tatar reveals an astonishing but long buried history of heroines, taking us from Cassandra and Scheherazade to Nancy Drew and Wonder Woman.
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    Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood

    Maria Tatar

    E Book, 2012

    Highly illuminating for parents, vital for students and book lovers alike, Enchanted Hunters transforms our understanding of why children should read.
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    The Grimm Reader: The Classic Tales of the Brothers Grimm

    Maria Tatar, Maria Tatar, A. S. Byatt

    E Book, 2011

    Forty of the most famous and celebrated stories from the Brothers Grimm translated and edited by a leading professor of folklore.
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    The Heroine with 1001 Faces

    Maria Tatar

    E Book, 2021

    World-renowned folklorist Maria Tatar reveals an astonishing but long buried history of heroines, taking us from Cassandra and Scheherazade to Nancy Drew and Wonder Woman.
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    The Classic Fairy Tales

    Maria Tatar

    Second Edition, E Book, 2021

    Fairy tales shape our cultures and enrich our imaginations; their narrative stability and cultural durability are incontestable.
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    The Annotated Peter Pan

    J. M. Barrie, Maria Tatar

    The Centennial Edition, Hardback, 2011

    "Peter Pan is a great and refining and uplifting benefaction to this sordid and money-mad age."—Mark Twain