Snow Queen | Bibliography

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

Altman, Anna E. and Gail de Vos. Tales, Then and Now: More Folktales As Literary Fictions for Young Adults. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2001. Buy the book in paperback.

Andersen, Hans Christian The Fairy Tale of My Life. New York: Paddington Press, 1975. FTL. Buy the book in paperback.

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

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

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

Bettelheim, Bruno.  The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.  New York: Vintage Books, 1975. Buy the book in paperback.

Cashdan, Sheldon. The Witch Must Die. New York: Basic, 1999. Buy the book in paperback.

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

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

Einfield, Jann, ed. Fairy Tales. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001. Buy the book in hardcover.

Frank, Jeffrey and Diana Crone Frank.  The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen: A New Translation from the Danish.  New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Buy the book in hardcover.

Internet Movie Database. URL: Accessed on May 8, 2002.

Leach, Maria.  Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore Mythology and Legend.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1949. Buy the book in paperback.

Murphy, Bruce, ed.  Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia, Fourth Edition.  New York: Harper Collins, 1996. Buy the book in hardcover.

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. Buy the book in hardcover.

Propp, Vladimir. Morphology of the Folktale. Austin: University of Texas, 1968. Buy the book in paperback.

"Sati (practice)." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Accessed on September 28, 2006. <>

Tatar, Maria M., ed. The Classic Fairy Tales. New York: W. W. Norton, 1999. Buy the book in paperback.

Tatar, Maria M. The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales. Princeton: Princeton University, 1987. Buy the book in paperback.

Thompson, Stith. The Folktale. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1946. Buy the book in paperback.

Tolkien, J. R. R. "On Fairy Stories." Tree and Leaf. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965. Buy the book in paperback.

Wullschlager, Jackie. Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. Buy the book in hardcover or paperback.

Yolen, Jane. Touch Magic. Little Rock: August House, 2000. Buy the book in paperback.

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

Zipes, Jack, ed. The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales. Oxford: Oxford University, 2000. Buy the book in paperback.

Zipes, Jack, ed. When Dreams Come True. London: Routledge, 1998. Buy the book in paperback.

The Hans Christian Andersen Centre: HCAC


Free Dictionary

Orkney Wild Hunt

The Endicott Studio 
Books and Articles:

Andersen, Hans Christian The True Story of My Life (1846) TS.

Berk, Ari, Penance, Power, and Pursuit: On the Trail of the Wild Hunt, (The Endicott Studio, 2002) 

Briggs, Katherine, A Dictionary of Fairies (1976)

Briggs, Katherine, The Fairies in Tradition and Literature (London and New York: Routledge, 2002)

Day, Cyrus L., "Knots and Knot Lore" Western Folklore, Vol. 9, No. 3 (1950): 229-256

Eliade, Mircea, Le chamanisme et les techniques archaiques de l'exstase. (Paris, 1951)

Farley, Edgar Frank, "Three 'Lapland Songs'" PMLA, Vol.21, No.1 (1906): 1-39

Lederer, Wolfgang. The Kiss of the Snow Queen: Hans Christian Andersen and Man's Redemption by Woman. University of California Press, 1986. Buy the book in hardcover or paperback. 

Milton, John, Paradise Lost (London, 1667) An online version is consultable at 

Motz, Lotte, "The Winter Goddess: Percht, Holda and Related Figures" Folklore, Vol. 95, No. 2 (1984): 151-166

Purkiss, Diane, At the bottom of the garden. A dark history of fairies, hobgoblins, and other troublesome things (New York: New York University Press, 2001)

Rubeck, Mary Ann, Annotations Documenting and Interpreting the Reflection of Hans Christian Andersen's Life in his Fairy Tales. (Ph.D. dissertation: State University of New York and Buffalo, 1981)

Windling, Terry, Hans Christian Andersen Father of the Modern Fairy Tale (The Endicott Studio, 2005) 

Wullschlager, Jackie, Hans Christian Andersen. The Life of a Storyteller (London: Penguin Books, 2000)

Zipes, Jack. The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood. New York and London: Routledge, 1993.

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