THE MERMAID AND THE SIMPLETON by Barbara Leonie Picard

THE MERMAID AND THE SIMPLETON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A strange and haunting collection of fantasy, easily lending itself to a philosophical interpretation. Although in the traditional pattern, and called ""fairy stories"", these stories are for the most part brooding and introverted in tone, and lack the spontaneous gaiety of the classics. However, the tales are beautifully written, artistically developed, and evoke a charm that lingers after the story is told. Fifteen selections --stories of the triumph of true love over riches and death; the story of Lady Margaret who escaped from ugliness to a tapestry into which she wove her image; of a king and his destructive obsession to obtain a fabulous winged horse; and of a fire prince and his wooing.

Publisher: Oxford