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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Daniel Hahn

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

Second edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199695140
Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191744372
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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A *fairy story collected by the brothers *Grimm.

The Grimms’ story tells how Snow White, the daughter of a king, is envied by her beautiful but cruel stepmother, whose magic mirror tells her that Snow White is even fairer than herself. In a rage, the queen orders that Snow White be abandoned in a wood (in the original German, she intends that Snow White be killed and her heart cut out). Snow White, lost in the forest, comes to a cottage where the table is laid for seven and helps herself to food and drink from each of the places. She then tries each of the seven beds that she discovers upstairs before settling into one of them. The owners of the cottage, seven ...

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Subjects: Children's Literature Studies

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