Fairy Tales for Adults

Flickr | by Kjirstin B

Flickr | by Kjirstin B

Did you love fairy tales as a child? Check out these fairy tales adaptions for adults.

Tam Lin by Pamela Dean

Fitcher’s Brides by Gregory Frost

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

White as Snow by Tanith Lee

Grendel by John Gardner

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister [large print] by Gregory Maguire

The Frog Prince : a Fairy Tale for Consenting Adults by Stephen Mitchell

Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire

Once Upon a More Enlightened Time : More Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner.

The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey

Firebird by Mercedes Lackey

Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper

Bluebeard : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut

Mercedes Lackey’s Tales of “Five Hundred Kingdom” Series

  1. The Fairy Godmother (Cinderella)
  2. One Good Knight (Perseus & Andromeda)
  3. Fortune’s Fool (Kashchei & The Little Mermaid)
  4. The Snow Queen (The Snow Queen)
  5. The Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty & Snow White)
  6. Beauty and the Werewolf (Beauty and the Beast)

Gregory Maguire’s “The Wicked Years “

  1. Wicked : the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West : a novel
  2. Son of a Witch : a novel
  3. A Lion Among Men
  4. Out of Oz : the Final Volume in the Wicked Years

Dennis McKiernan’s “Fairytale Novels”

  1. Once Upon a Winter’s Night (East of the Sun and West of the Moon)
  2. Once Upon a Summer Day (Sleeping Beauty)
  3. Once Upon an Autumn Eve (Glass Mountain)
  4. Once Upon a Spring Morn (Roland)
  5. Once Upon a Dreadful Time


Black Thorn, White Rose edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

Black Swan, White Raven edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.

Silver Birch, Blood Moon edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

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