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Fearie Tales

Fearie Tales

by Stephen Jones (Editor)


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In the grand tradition of the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm, some of the today's finest fantasy and horror writers have created their own brand-new fairy tales—but with a decidedly darker twist.

Fearie Tales is a fantastical mix of spellbinding retelling of classic stories such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and Rumpelstiltskin, along with unsettling tales inspired by other children's classics, all interspersed with the original tales of their inspiration.

These modern masterpieces of the macabre by Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix, Ramsey Campbell, Joanne Harris, Markus Heitz, John Ajvide Lindquist, Angela Slatter, Michael Marshall Smith, and many others, and are illustrated by Oscar-winning artist Alan Lee.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623656249
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Stephen Jones is the multiple-award-winning editor and author of more than 100 books in the horror and fantasy genres, including Best New Horror series, Dark Terrors, The Mammoth Book of Vampires, The Mammoth Book of Zombies, The Mammoth Book of Dracula, The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein, The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women, The Vampire Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes, and The Conan Chronicles. Jones is a former television director/producer and movie publicist and consultant (including the first three "Hellraiser" movies), he has edited the reprint anthology Best New Horror for more than 20 years. In 2014 he received Horror Writers Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Table of Contents

Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome
Edited by Stephen Jones and Illustrated by Alan Lee
Introduction: Don’t Scare the Children by Stephen Jones
The Wilful Child, traditional
Find My Name by Ramsey Campbell
The Singing Bone, traditional
Down to a Sunless Sea by Neil Gaiman
Rapunzel, traditional
Open Your Window, Golden Hair by Tanith Lee
The Hare’s Bride, traditional
Crossing the Line by Garth Nix
Hansel and Gretel, traditional
Peckish by Robert Shearman
The Three Little Men in the Wood, traditional
Look Inside by Michael Marshall Smith
The Story of a Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was, traditional
Fräulein Fearnot by Markus Heitz
Cinderella, traditional
The Ash-Boy by Christopher Fowler
The Elves, traditional
The Changeling by Brian Lumley
The Nixie of the Mill-Pond, traditional
The Silken Drum by Reggie Oliver
The Robber Bridegroom, traditional
By the Weeping Gate by Angela Slatter
Fräu Trude, traditional
Anything to Me is Sweeter, Than to Cross Shock-Headed Peter by Brian Hodge
The Elves #2, traditional
The Artemis Line by Peter Crowther
The Old Woman in the Wood, traditional
The Silken People by Joanne Harris
Rumpelstiltskin, traditional
Come Unto Me by John Ajvide Lindqvist
The Shroud, traditional

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