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By Natalie Frank,Jack Zipes

A varied new anthology that strains the which means and magic of the sorcerer's apprentice story all through history

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" may perhaps conjure up pictures of Mickey Mouse from the Disney movie Fantasia, or of Harry Potter. As this anthology finds, in spite of the fact that, "sorcerer's apprentice" tales—in which a teenager rebels opposed to, or complies with, an expert who holds the keys to magical powers—have been informed in the course of the centuries, in lots of languages and cultures, from classical occasions to this day. This specified and fantastically illustrated e-book brings jointly greater than fifty sorcerer's apprentice tales by means of a plethora of writers, together with Ovid, Sir Walter Scott, and the Brothers Grimm. From Goethe's "The scholar in Magic" to A. ok. Ramanujan's "The Guru and His Disciple," this expansive assortment offers diversifications of a vintage handed down via international locations and eras.

Readers input worlds the place family gadgets are dropped at existence and shape-shifting happens from human to animal and again back. We meet different types of apprentice: "The Humiliated Apprentice," a silly bumbler who wields magic ineffectively and promotes obedience to authority; and "The Rebellious Apprentice" who, via ambition and transformative talents, promotes empowerment and self-awareness. In an intensive creation, esteemed fairy-tale student Jack Zipes discusses the importance and that means of the apprentice tales, the contradictions in renowned retellings, and the significance of magic as a device of resistance opposed to figures who abuse their authority. Twenty in particular commissioned black-and-white illustrations by way of famous artist Natalie Frank carry the tales to visible life.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice enlightens and entertains readers with enduring, spellbinding stories of sorcery which have been with us during the ages.

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