Tag: Cinderella

The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen

Fairy-Tale Fiction in Fantasy Literature

A third ring of fantasy, distinct from the sweeping canvas of High Fantasy and the rollicking escapades of Adventure Fantasy, is the delicate canvas of the Fairy Tale. While a smaller canvas, it is no less ambitious; think of a miniature painting, which still contains an entire world within its borders. Fairy-tale fantasy serves up a cluster of psychologically rich stories. These deep tales are rife with domestic problems, dreadful challenges, and astounding transformation and redemption.