[DWJ] RE: Nettle Shirts

Hendon, Alison A.Hendon at BrooklynPublicLibrary.org
Wed Aug 23 09:47:42 EDT 2006


This fairy tale came up on another list and it was interesting to see
the different numbers of princes.  I too remembered seven because of
Gray's Seventh Swan - interesting that in many versions it was not.
Andersen has a version also.  A great website to see differing versions
of fairy/folk tales is http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/
The Grimm's version uses "starflowers", it's Andersen who puts in
nettles.  Here's the site for an annotated version:
http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/sixswans/index.html

Alison


Alison M. Hendon
Youth Selection Team Leader
Brooklyn Public Library
a.hendon at brooklynpubliclibrary.org
(718) 230-2744




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