(correct me in the comments if I'm wrong!). And while authors such as Andersen sometimes drew from folklore, his tales were clearly his own literary version of the tale.
I was hoping that a fairy tale written by someone so familiar with the traditional folktale might be more influenced by the older tales-what might Lang's unique perspective, having collected tales from around the world, translate into his own original story?
Still, it would be an interesting read for a fairy tale fan-have any of you read it? What did you think?