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Collected Item: “Chisholm, Louey. “The Sleeping Beauty.” In Fairyland: Tales Told Again, illustrated by Katharine Cameron, New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904, pp. 84-88.”

Full bibliographic citation (MLA)

Chisholm, Louey. “The Sleeping Beauty,” In Fairyland: Tales Told Again, illustrated by Katharine Cameron, New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904, pp. 84-88.;lc:UCBOULDERCB1~53~53&mi=20&trs=50

Title of the complete book/anthology (not a single chapter/fairy tale)

In Fairyland: Tales Told Again

The name of the author or editor of the complete book/anthology (leave blank if none are listed)

Louey Chisholm

Illustrator(s) of the book/anthology (leave blank if none are listed)

Katharine Cameron

City where the book/anthology was published

New York, London

The country where the book/anthology was published (use United States for US publications)

US, England

The publisher of the book/anthology (as written on the title page)

G. P. Putnam’s Sons, T. C. & E. C. Jack

Date of publication (or date range from the library catalog, if no dates are listed in the book)


The decade the book was published (use the drop down menu)


The fairy tale type (use the drop down menu)

Sleeping Beauty

The author of the fairy tale/chapter (leave blank if none is listed). If there is only an author for the whole book/anthology listed, use that author again for this entry


What is special about this version of the tale?

This book contains a preface that introduces a framing narrative, however, the narrative is never addressed again throughout the book. Each story is told one after another with their separate beginning and ending. They do not carry on after one another. Through the preface, we discover that the tales contained within this book are targeted towards children as they are retold by “leav(ing) out all the not interesting bits… and make me understand” as described in the preface. In this Sleeping Beauty Tale, the story is concise, easy to read, contains little character development, and is very clean (no gruesomeness). As these stories are retold again, the preface addresses two individuals, Mary de Morgan who was a English writer, as well as Messr. Macmillian, who both “lent” some of these stories.

A brief summary of the plot that highlights any unique variations

This classic tale of sleeping beauty follows the story of a young princess that was granted seven fairy godmothers, who gifted her with beauty, good thoughts, kindness, the ability to dance like a fairy, sing like a nightingale, and play the harp. However, one wicked old fairy unwelcomingly granted the child at the age of 15 to prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a sleep. One of the fairy’s not given her gift just yet, grants the princess to not die but fall into a 100 year sleep. The girl grew up and each gift granted true, and eventually she stumbled upon a spindle and with her entire castle and everything in and out of it, fell into their sleep. Fast forward 100 years, and the son of the new King finds the castle and makes his way up to the turret-chamber where the Princess lies. As a wise-old man said legend had it that she may only be woken by the Prince who will marry her, the young Prince kissed the Princess and she sprung awake. The rest of the castle and people are restored and the two fall in love. Very soon after, they were married and happily ever after.

The original source of the fairy tale, if easily identifiable (Straparola, Basile, de Beaumont, Perrault, Grimm, etc.)


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