What a wonderful little book. I've read one A Very Short Introduction book before which was for Archaeology way back when I nearly did that as my degree. Oh, how life would be different if I had. Therefore I knew what I was expecting for the most part. These books give a brief account of certain topics and with the Fairy Tale one, it looked into the evolution of the Fairy Tale and also the most recurring themes within them. Of course, massively helpful to me.
Marina Warner's writing is so easy to follow despite some passages containing complex theories and vocabulary. I never felt out of my depth reading it, found the vast majority to be incredibly interesting and ended up learning so much. I'd definitely look at reading some of her other works, even after I've finished my dissertation. Considering this was non-fiction I noticed I was always itching to read more. Every time I put it down I just wanted to pick it up again.
Name: Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Marina Warner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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