Beauty and the Beast | Bibliography

I used these resources when researching the annotations and other information for this fairy tale. Most should be available through your local library, but I have included links to the titles on for further reading.

Aarne, Antti A., and Stith Thompson. The Types of the Folktale: A Classification and Bibliography. Helsinki: Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 196l. Revised 1964. 2nd revision, Helsinki: Soumalainen Tiedeakatemia, 1981.

Altman, Anna E. and Gail de Vos. Tales, Then and Now: More Folktales As Literary Fictions for Young AdultsEnglewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2001. 

Anderson, Graham. Fairytale in the Ancient World. London: Routledge, 2000.

Ashliman, D. L.  A Guide to Folktales in the English Language.New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Ashliman, D. L.  The Grimm Brothers' Children's and Household Tales (Fairy Tales). 
Accessed on 10 December 1998.

Azzolina, David S. Tale Type- and Motif-Indexes: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland Pub., 1987.

Basile, Giambattista. Giambattista Basile's The Tale of Tales, or, Entertainment for Little Ones. Nancy Canepa, translator and editor. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2007.

Bernheimer, Kate.  Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Women Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales.  New York: Anchor Books, 1998.

Bettelheim, Bruno.  The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.  New York: Vintage Books, 1975.

Briggs, Katherine M., ed. A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1970, 1971.

Bushnaq, Inea, trans. Arab Folktales. New York: Pantheon, 1986.

Canepa, Nancy. From Court to Forest : Giambattista Basile's Lo Cunto De Li Cunti and the Birth of the Literary Fairy Tale. Detroit: Wayne State University, 1999.

Canepa, Nancy. Out of the Woods : The Origins of the Literary Fairy Tale in Italy and France. Detroit: Wayne State University, 1997.

Cashdan, Sheldon. The Witch Must Die. New York: Basic, 1999.

Cavicchioli, Sonia. The Tale of Cupid and Psyche: An Illustrated History. New York: George Braziller, 2002.

Chevalier, Jean and Alain Gheerbrant. A Dictionary of Symbols, Second Edition. Translated by John Buchanan-Brown. New York: Penguin Books, 1982.

Clouston, William Alexander. Popular Tales and Fictions. Christine Goldberg, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2002.

Cox, Marian Roalfe. Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabulated. London: David Nutt for the Folklore Society, 1893.

Crane, Thomas. Italian Popular Tales. New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1885.

de Vos, Gail and Anna E. Altmann. New Tales for Old: Folktales As Literary Fictions for Young Adults. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1999. 

Einfield, Jann, ed. Fairy Tales. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001.

El-Shamy, Hasan M. Types of the Folktale in the Arab World: A Demographically Oriented Tale-Type Index. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2004.

Garry, Jane, and Hassan El-Shamy, editors. Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature: A Handbook. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

Griswold, Jerry. The Meanings of Beauty and the Beast: A Handbook. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2004.

Haase, Donald, editor. The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007.

Hansen, Terrence Leslie. The Types of the Folktale in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Spanish South America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957.

Harries, Elizabeth Wanning. Twice Upon a Time: Women Writers and the History of the Fairy Tale. Princeton: Princeton University, 2001. 

Hearne, Betsy. Beauties and Beasts: The Oryx Multicultural Folktale Series. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1993.

Hearne, Betsy. Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of an Old Tale. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1989.

Hodne, Ørnulf. The Types of the Norwegian Folktale. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1984.

Internet Movie Database. 
Accessed on 8 May 2003.

Lang, Andrew, ed. "Beauty and the Beast." The Blue Fairy Book. New York: Dover, 1965. (Original published 1889.)

Leach, Maria.  Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore Mythology and Legend.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1949.

Leavy, Barbara Fass. In Search of the Swan Maiden. New York: New York University Press, 1994.

Marzolph, Ulrich, and Richard van Leeuwen. The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2004.

Mathers, Powys, editor. The Book of the Thousand and One Nights, Vol. 4. J. C. Mardrus, translator. New York: Routledge, 1990.

Mintz, Thomas. "The Meaning of the Rose in 'Beauty and the Beast.'" The Pscyhoanalytic Review. Vol. 56, no. 4. 1969-70. 615-620.

Murphy, Bruce, ed.  Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia, Fourth Edition.  New York: Harper Collins, 1996.

The New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary of the English Language, 1990 Edition.  New York: Lexicon Publications, 1990.

Olderr, Steven. Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1986.

Opie, Iona and Peter. The Classic Fairy Tales. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.

Peck, Russell. The Cinderella Bibliography. Last Update on November 23, 2011. Nov. 2012. <>

Propp, Vladimir. Morphology of the Folktale. Austin: University of Texas, 1968.

Robe, Stanley L. Index of Mexican Folktales, Including Narrative Texts from Mexico, Central America, and the Hispanic United States. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973.

Roberts, Warren E. The Tale of the Kind and the Unkind Girls. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1958.

Straparola, Giovanni Francesco. The Pleasant Nights. 2 Volumes. Donald Beecher, editor. W. G. Waters, translator. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.

Swahn, Jan-Ojvind. The Tale of Cupid and Psyche. Lund: Gleerup, 1955.

Tatar, Maria M. The Annotated Classic Fairy TalesNew York: W. W. Norton, 2002.

Tatar, Maria M., ed. The Classic Fairy TalesNew York: W. W. Norton, 1999.

Tatar, Maria M. The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy TalesPrinceton: Princeton University, 1987.

Thompson, Stith. The Folktale. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1946.

Thompson, Stith. Motif Index of Folk Literature: A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folk Tales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux, Jest-Books, and Local Legends. 6 vols. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1966.

Tolkien, J. R. R. "On Fairy Stories." Tree and Leaf. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.

Uther, Hans-Jorg. The Types of International Folktales: A Classification and Bibliography, Based on the System of Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 2004.

Warner, Marina.  From Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers.  London: Chatto & Windus, 1994.

Yolen, Jane. Touch Magic. Little Rock: August House, 2000.

Zipes, Jack.  Beauties, Beasts and Enchantments: Classic French Fairy Tales. New York: New American Library, 1989.

Zipes, Jack, ed. The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm. New York: W. W. Norton, 2001. 

Zipes, Jack, ed. The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales. Oxford: Oxford University, 2000.

Zipes, Jack, ed. When Dreams Come True. London: Routledge, 1998.


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