Rose and the Ring

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A fairy story written and illustrated by Thackeray, first published 1855.

The magic rose and ring have the property of making those who have possession of them seem irresistibly attractive, which introduces comic complications into the story of Prince Giglio and Princess Rosalba. Thackeray makes gentle fun both of fairy story conventions, and of ‘improving’ children's books in this ‘Fireside Pantomime for Great and Small Children’.

Subjects: Literature.

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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811—1863) novelist

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