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Familiar?
Well, from beauty products to fragrance, alcoholic beverages to haute couture, and from music and lm to theatre, the fairytale’s in uence is more prevalent today than ever.
So, what exactly is a fairy tale?
The term originates from the English translation of conte de fées, the name the French writer Madame d’Aulnoy gave to the tales she and her contemporaries wrote in 17th century Paris. Her novels, memoirs, and fairy tales were enormously popular not only in France but also in Italy and England, and were republished for decades after her death. Fairy tales were originally part of the vast oral tradition of storytelling, which includes myth, legend, and folklore, and once it is preserved in print - a literary fairy tale.
Fast forward to Germany early 1800’s and two now well-known authors and publishers of fairy tales, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm better known as the brothers Grimm. The brothers solidi ed the popularity of myth, legend and folklore being retold as fairy tale, with their Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales) in 1812-15. By 1857, the title included 211 tales and was extensively illustrated. Much of their earlier works had been ‘cleaned up’ to remove sexual inferences, however, violence - particularly when punishing villains, was increased.
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