A Brief Literary History of Snow White

  title={A Brief Literary History of Snow White},
  author={Christine Shojaei Kawan},
Abstract The article explores the literary history of Snow White, from the supposed predecessors of the tale to the first full variants which emerged between 1782 and 1833 in Germany and Russia, including some later offshoots that appeared before the Grimms' tale had become canonic. In an attempt to establish possible interdependencies, these early forms of Snow White are related to each other and to cognate folk narratives. Significantly, the first specimen of the tale-type ever printed, Mus… 
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