According to researchers, fairytales may have been told as far back as the Bronze Age, prior to the beginning of the written record.
Fairytales are folk tales that often include folkloric characters such goblins, fairies, witches, and ogres, as well as royalty of far-off lands. There is usually a clear hero and a villain, and the tales frequently have an obvious moral lesson or warning. The Smith and the Devil is possibly the oldest known fairytale, dating back over 3,000 years. Beauty and the Beast was written in 1740, although we’re not sure the original Beast had such a wonderful library as in the Disney version.
Today, we have chosen three books that are sapphic retellings of classic fairytales and folklore.