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A version of this article originally A version of this article originally appeared on appeared on 20somethingreads. Whether you read fairy tales as a child or whether you're simply aware of them because you are a person who is alive and does not live under a rock, fairy tales have played a role in your reading experience. Unfortunately, when Disney sunk his claws into them, he did a disservice that lasted for decades: Most of our perceptions have been colored by his saccharine, censored interpretations. Because of him, the words "fairy tales" invoke images of childhood and whimsy and musical numbers that are too catchy for their own good.
As we grow older, it can be easy to forget the draw fairy tales had for us as children. Once we realize that happily ever afters in real life always involve compromise, it's harder to suspend our disbelief as easily for tales of fairies, sleeping beauties, and charming princes. But these 12 fairy tales for adults are a reminder that magic—and fantastic peril—are around us all the time, if we only open our eyes.
Once upon a time, you were a young child who loved hearing fairy tales at bedtime and watching Disney bring them to life on screen. Now that you're a grown-up, though, your tastes have grown up, too, and you want to read something a little different and maybe even a little darker — like creepy adult fairy tales that don't always end in happily ever after. Fairy tales have a timeless appealand no matter how old we get, we never quite outgrow them.
Marguerite Johnson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. For as long as we have been able to stand upright and speak, we have told stories.
Once upon a time in a far away place, far away from anything, there lived a man and a woman. His name was Johann and hers was Elise. Johann first saw Elise in a smoke filled room, and decided he wanted her, wanted to know the taste of her brown skin, wanted to run his hands over the soft curves of her ample body.
Such stories typically feature entities such as dwarfsdragonselvesfairiesgiantsgnomesgoblinsgriffinsmermaidstalking animalstrollsunicornsor witchesand usually magic or enchantments. In most cultures, there is no clear line separating myth from folk or fairy tale; all these together form the literature of preliterate societies. The term is mainly used for stories with origins in European tradition and, at least in recent centuries, mostly relates to children's literature.