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The fairy with no name


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#16 Mel Johnson

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 06:52 PM

It was the product of one of the "Lady Intellectuals" of the Ludovican court. I can't off the top of my head recall if it were Mme. d'Aulnoy or not, but it would be typical of her output.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:03 PM

Thanks! That quickly solved a mystery I had for ages--so she was another fairy tale author around the time of Perrault--makes sense. I know his original stories were collected in volumes in France along with stories by others.

Here's a synopsis of the story http://en.wikipedia....rd_(fairy_tale) It's quite the story (as of course the original Sleeping Beauty with the Ogress mother of the Prince, etc is as well)

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:08 PM

yes, Mel. Madame d'Aulnoy's CONTES DES FEES included the tale of 'The Blue Bird.'


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