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fantasy and fairy tales

Fantasy fiction is defined as "a genre of imaginative fiction involving magic and adventure, especially in a setting other than the real world."

"Fairy tales are a part of the world’s vast common stock of stories, literally folktales. Fairy tales have, however, their own special quality and not all folk tales are fairy tales. The essence of a fairy tale is a story of growing up, maturation, usually with a strong element of wish-fulfillment by way of fantasy, and normally with a happy ending."


Text: "fantasy." 1.3. Oxford Dictionaries. 2018, Accessed 31 Mar. 2018.

         Brewer, Derek. "fairy tales." Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, edited by Steven Serafin, and Valerie Grosvenor Myer, Continuum, 1st edition, 2006. Credo Reference, Accessed 31 Mar 2018.

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