Fairy tales-reconceived and retold by renowned American authors! No longer need the appeal of these simple narratives be restricted to the narrow competence of immature minds. This trove of literary gems, only recently unearthed, will alter forever the common notion that the naive stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel and Rumpelstilskin are the exclusive province of children. With this remarkable collection, David Ewbank brings to the attention of an unsuspecting world his discovery of twenty-one hitherto unknown masterpieces-all written by such eminent Americans as Benjamin Franklin, Herman Melville, John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy. A collection certain to occasion incredulous astonishment!