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Hansel and Gretel and other folktales of Aarne-Thompson-Uther types 327, 327A, and 327B about abandoned children
by D. L. Ashliman
Hop o' My Thumb was Perrault's last tale in his Histoires ou contes du temps passe published in 1697.
Much of this introduction was derived from The Classic Fairy Tales by Iona and Peter Opie.
Opie, Iona and Peter. The Classic Fairy Tales. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.
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