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9781841596082

Publication date
25th March 2011

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Bedtime Stories

Author Diana Secker Tesdell

£12.99

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As Scheherazade proved long ago, good stories make the best bedtime entertainment. The tales collected here represent the essence of the storyteller’s art, with its ancient roots in fantastical legends and tales told around a fire. From the surreal night visions of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘Young Goodman Brown’ to the unspeakable horror that haunts two little girls in A. S. Byatt’s ‘The Thing in the Forest’, from Washington Irving’s comical ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ to Ursula K. LeGuin’s sly perspective on Sleeping Beauty in ‘The Poacher’, these spellbinding stories transform the stuff of fables and fairy tales into high art. Robert Louis Stevenson, H. G. Wells, Isak Dinesen, Vladimir Nabokov, Angela Carter, Haruki Murakami and many more mingle their voices in this one-volume gateway to dreams – the perfect bedside companion for fiction lovers everywhere, unless they bizarrely and irrationally dislike short stories.

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