Tales of Enchantment and Disenchantment

TALES OF ENCHANTMENT AND DISENCHANTMENT

A History of Faerie, with an Exemplary Anthology of Tales

by Brian Stableford

cover by Mike Hoffman



Contents: 
A HISTORY OF FAERIE by Brian Stableford
Introduction
The Shaping of Literary Salons
The Invention of Contes de Fées
The Initial Publication of Contes de Fées
The Fall of the Empire of the Fays
The Works of the Major Writers
Fellow Travelers
The Contraband Renaissance
The Decadence of the Fays
Voices in the Wilderness
The Afterglow
Conclusion
 
AN ANTHOLOGY OF EXEMPLARY TALES
 
PART I
1696-1715
 
PARADIGMS 1696-1697
The Enchantments of Eloquence by Marie-Jeanne L’Héritier
The Beauty in the Dormant Wood by Charles Perrault
Perfect Love by Henriette-Julie de Murat
More Beautiful than a Fay by Charlotte-Rose Caumont de La Force
 
EXPLORERS 1697-1698
Green Worm by Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy
The Prince of Leaves by Henriette-Julie de Murat
Princess Belle-Etoile and Prince Cheri by Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy
The Isle of Magnificence by Henriette-Julie de Murat
 
FELLOW TRAVELERS 1697-1715
The Rose-Bush Prince by Catherine Bernard
The Story of King Alfaroute and Camaphile by François Fénélon
The Queen of the Fays by Jean de Préchac
The Magician King, attributed to the Chevalier de Mailly
The Fay Lubantine by Catherine Durand
Patientine in the Forest of Erimente by an unknown author
 
PART II
1716-1788
 
THE CONTRABAND RENAISSANCE 1716-1750
The Flying Ship by an unknown author
The Invisible Prince by Louise Cavelier
Tendrebrun and Constance, attributed to Catherine de Lintot
Princess Camion by Marie-Madeleine de Lubert
Princess Azerolle by Philippe de Caylus
Faunillane by Carl Gustav Tessin
Prince Fatal and Prince Fortunate by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
The Story of Acajou and Zirphile by Charles Duclos
 
THE DECADENCE OF THE FAYS 1751-1788
Cornichon and Toupette by an unknown author
Minet-Bleu and Louvette attributed to Marie-Antoinette Fagnan
Durboulour by Marianne-Agnès Falques
Lindor and Delie by Nicolas Bricaire de la Dixmerie
Queen Fantasque by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Blind Man by Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni
Sireneh by Nicolas Restif de la Bretonne
 
PART III
AFTER THE REVOLUTION
 
VOICES IN THE WILDERNESS 1790-1870
The Fay: A Christmas Story by Pierre-Alexis Ponson du Terrail
The Little Gray Mouse by Sophie Rostopchine de Ségur
The Castle of Life by Édouard Laboulaye
The Gifts of the Fays by Charles Baudelaire
 
THE AFTERGLOW 1871-1914
The Last Fay by Catulle Mendès
Melusine Enchanted by Jean Lorrain
Prince Lys and the Wave of Snow by Catulle Mendès
A Valley Named Solitude by Frédéric Boutet
The Duchesse de Cicogne et Monsieur de Boulingrin by Anatole France