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A Study of Fairy Tales

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Author: Laura F. Kready
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,229 / 272 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 716
Added to site: 2006.08.22 14418

With an Introduction by Henry Suzzallo, Ph.D.

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about the statues of their beloved fairy friends, might have with them also a reminder of the giver of all this joy, their friend Perrault. Two hundred years before, Perrault truly had been their friend, not only in making for them fairy tales, but in successfully pleading in their behalf when he said, "I am persuaded that the gardens of the King were made so great and spacious that all the children may walk in them."

Only in December, 1913, in Berlin, was completed the Märchen Brunnen, or "Fairy-Tale Fountain," at the entrance to Friedrichshain Park, in which the idea of the architect, Stadt-Baurat Ludwig Hoffmann, wholly in harmony with the social spirit of the times, was to erect an artistic monument to give joy to multitudes of children. This fairy entrance to the park is a decorative lay-out, a central ground surrounded by a high, thick lodge of beeches. Toward this central ground--which has been transformed into a joyous fairy world--many hedge walks lead; while in the sidewalks, to



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