A fairy tale (also known as wonder tales, magic tales, or Märchen) is a genre of folklore presented as a short story typically featuring things like dwarfs, elves, dragons, fairies, giants, and magic or enchantments. In this vintage book, Laura F. Kready explores the fairy story in great detail, looking at its definition and origins, as well as how they have developed, famous writers and examples, and much, much more. This fantastic volume is not to be missed by those with an interest in fairy tales and their history, and it is not to be missed by discerning collectors of related literature. Contents include: “The Worth of Fairy Tales”, “Principles of Selection for Fairy Tales”, “The Telling of Fairy Tales”, “The History of Fairy Tales”, “Classes of Fairy Tales”, “Sources of Material for Fairy Tales”, “Outline”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.