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Black Heart, Ivory Bones (Fairy Tale Anthologies, No 6)
Black Heart Ivory Bones - Fairy Tale Anthologies, No 6
Author: Ellen Datlow (Editor), Terri Windling (Editor)
Hair bright as gold ... Lips red as blood ... Heart black as sin ... Truth sharp as bone... — A lovelorn prince seeking his father's blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hair ... A pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her pride...A troll-killing, princess-rescuing warrior is compe...  more »

As in their previous critically acclaimed volumes of reconsidered fairy tales, award-winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have gathered together remarkable stories that illuminate the more sinister, sensual, and sophisticated aspects of the tales we cherished in childhood; the fables of witches and princes and lost children that we once imagined we knew. Black Heart, Ivory Bones showcases twenty beguiling tales for the child-that-was and the adult-that-is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists in contemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite.

Rich, surprising, funny, erotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional anew treasures -- as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft-told tales.


  • Rapunzel / Tanith Lee
  • The Crone / Delia Sherman
  • Big Hair / Esther Friesner
  • The King With Three Daughters / Russell Blackford
  • Boys And Girls Together / Neil Gaiman
  • And Still She Sleeps / Greg Costikyan
  • Snow in Summer / Jane Yolen
  • Briar Rose and Witch / Debra Cash
  • Chanterelle / Brian Stableford
  • Bear It Away / Michael Cadnum
  • Goldilocks Tells All / Scott Bradfield
  • My Life as a Bird / Charles de Lint
  • The Red Boots / Leah Cutter
  • Rosie's Dance / Emma Hardesty
  • You, Little Match-girl / Joyce Carol Oates
  • Dreaming Among Men / Bryn Kanar
  • The Cats of San Martino / Ellen Steiber
  • The Golem / Severna Park
  • Our Mortal Span / Howard Waldrop
  • Mr. Simonelli or the Fairy Widower / Susanna Clarke
ISBN-13: 9780380786237
ISBN-10: 0380786230
Publication Date: 3/1/2000
Pages: 384
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Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Paperback
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