Illustrated Edition of Fouque's "The Magic Ring"
- Congratulations Jeff on the publication, but I have to admit your description of the Romance itself rang some alarm bells. No objection to a tale being moral and christian, but when I looked up an online texthttp://books.google.co.uk/books?id=y6EqAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1&dq=the+magic+ring+book&as_brr=0&cd=4#v=onepage&q=the%20magic%20ring%20book&f=falseI had only to read to page 3 to find this;-- an old Moorish woman, a servant at the castle, with an uncouth and swarth visage, for she was a native of Africa - - - her dark complexion and strange features betrayed her eastern origin.If the whole tale is filled with such references in the original, I would hope the new edition has been seriously edited? Uncouth? Strange?
- And of course George MacDonald's brief answer to the question "What is a fairy-tale?" was "Read 'Undine'" (in "The Fantastic Imagination," I believe).