Fairy Tale Friday: Annotations

July 23, 2010 at 7:20 am 3 comments

I was browsing through the various Google results for “fairy tale,” searching for something to write about, when I discovered Sur La Lune. This site has 49 different classic tales, all annotated, in addition to a Cafe Press store with a collection of fairy tale-related items, illustrations, etc.

While clearly this site is a Mecca for all things fae, the annotations got me wondering. As a recovering literature student, there’s nothing I love more than a footnote and an academic explanation. But how do you guys feel about annotations in fairy tales? Do you find them interesting, or simply distracting?

Whether or not you enjoy them, I know I’m going to be wasting a lot of time on this site in the near future! At any rate, it will definitely help with my Fairy Tale Friday posts — can you believe I haven’t written on Bluebeard yet?

— Kate

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Shannon  |  July 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    They have Hop O’My Thumb!!!

    I gotta go.

    Reply
  • 2. silverseason  |  July 24, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Is that an Arthur Rackham illustration? I grew up with a Rackham-illustrated Andersen’s fairy tales and his images still illustrated many of those characters in my mind.

    Reply
    • 3. Kate  |  July 25, 2010 at 7:34 am

      Yes, it is! I think it might be The Little Mermaid, but I’m not sure.

      Reply

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