The Resource The sorcerer's apprentice : an anthology of magical tales, edited by Jack Zipes ; illustrated by Natalie Frank

The sorcerer's apprentice : an anthology of magical tales, edited by Jack Zipes ; illustrated by Natalie Frank

The sorcerer's apprentice : an anthology of magical tales
The sorcerer's apprentice
Title remainder
an anthology of magical tales
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jack Zipes ; illustrated by Natalie Frank
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" might conjure up images of Mickey Mouse from the Disney film Fantasia, or of Harry Potter. As this anthology reveals, however, "sorcerer's apprentice" tales--in which a young person rebels against, or complies with, an authority who holds the keys to magical powers--have been told through the centuries, in many languages and cultures, from classical times to today. This unique and beautifully illustrated book brings together more than fifty sorcerer's apprentice stories by a plethora of writers, including Ovid, Sir Walter Scott, and the Brothers Grimm. From Goethe's "The Pupil in Magic" to A.K. Ramanujan's "The Guru and His Disciple," this expansive collection presents variations of a classic passed down through countries and eras. Readers enter worlds where household objects are brought to life and shape-shifting occurs from human to animal and back again. We meet two types of apprentice: "The Humiliated Apprentice," a foolish bumbler who wields magic ineffectively and promotes obedience to authority; and "The Rebellious Apprentice" who, through ambition and transformative skills, promotes empowerment and self-awareness. In an extensive introduction, esteemed fairy-tale scholar Jack Zipes discusses the significance and meaning of the apprentice stories, the contradictions in popular retellings, and the importance of magic as a tool of resistance against figures who abuse their authority
Cataloging source
Dewey number
index present
LC call number
LC item number
S67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
The sorcerer's apprentice : an anthology of magical tales, edited by Jack Zipes ; illustrated by Natalie Frank
The sorcerer's apprentice : an anthology of magical tales, edited by Jack Zipes ; illustrated by Natalie Frank
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-395), filmography (pages 365-367) and index
Carrier category
Carrier category code
Carrier MARC source
Content category
Content type code
Content type MARC source
Introduction : The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Harry Potter, and Why Magic Matters -- Part I. The Humiliated Apprentice Tales. Early Tales. Lucian of Samosata, "Eucrates and Pancrates" (ca. 170 CE) -- François Pétis de la Croix, "The Story of the Brahmin Padmanaba and the Young Hassan" (1707) -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "The Pupil in Magic" (1798) -- Nineteenth-Century Tales. Robert Southey, "Cornelius Agrippa's Bloody Book" (1801) -- Sir Walter Scott, "The Last Exorciser" (1838) -- John Naaké, "The Book of Magic" (1874) -- Alfred Cooper Fryer, "The Master and His Pupil; or, The Magic Book" (1884) -- Sheykh-Zāda, "The Lady's Fifth Story" (1886) -- Edith Hodgetts, "The Blacksmith and the Devil" (1890) -- Twentieth-Century Tales. Henry Thomas Francis, "The Rash Magician" (1916) -- Richard Rostron, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (1941) -- Richard Dorson, "The Mojo" (1956) -- Harold Courlander, "The Do-All Ax" (1957) -- Part II. The Rebellious Apprentice Tales. Early Tales. Ovid, "Erysichthon and Mestra" (8 CE) -- Rachel Harriette Busk, "The Saga of the Well-and-Wise-Walking Khan" (ca. 3rd Century to 11th Century) -- Somadeva, "Bhavašarman and the Two Witches" (ca. 1070) -- Farīd al-Dīn 'Attār, "The Magician's Apprentice" (ca. 1220) -- Giovan Francesco Straparola, "Maestro Lattantio and His Apprentice Dionigi" (1553) -- Sangendhi Mahalingam Natesa Sastri, "The Deceiver Shall Be Deceived" (ca. 1770) -- Nineteenth-Century Tales. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, "The Nimble Thief and His Master" (1819) -- Kazimierz Wladyslaw Woycicki, "The Sorcerer and His Apprentice" (1839) -- Arthur and Albert Schott, "The Devil and His Pupil" (1845) -- Ludwig Bechstein, "The Magic Combat" (1857) -- Johann Georg von Hahn, "The Teacher and His Pupil" (1864) -- Giuseppe Pitrè, "The Tuft of Wild Beet" (1875) -- Domenico Comparetti, "Oh, Relief!" (1875) -- François-Marie Luzel, "The Magician and His Servant" (1885) -- George Webbe Dasent, "Farmer Weathersky" (1888) -- Jerome Curtin, "The Fisherman's Son and the Gruagach of Tricks" (1890) -- Edith Hodgetts, "The Wonderful Trade" (1890) -- Charles Swynnerton, "The Story of Ali the Merchant and the Brahmin" (1892) -- Twentieth-Century Tales. Leo Wiener, "The Tale of the Sorcerer" (1902) -- Joseph Charles Mardrus, "The Twelfth Captain's Tale" (ca. 1904) -- Fletcher Gardner, "The Battle of the Enchanters" (1907) -- Peter Buchan, "The Black King of Morocco" (1908) -- Cecil Henry Bompas, "The Boy Who Learnt Magic" (1909) -- Edith Nesbit, "The Magician's Heart" (1912) -- Claude-Marius Barbeau, "The Two Magicians" (1916) -- Hermann Hesse, "The Forest Dweller" (1917) -- Heywood Broun, "Red Magic" (1921) -- Dean Fansler, "The Mysterious Book" (1921) -- Elsie Clews Parsons, "The Battle of the Enchanters" (1923) -- Romuald Pramberger, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (1926) -- Seumas MacManus, "The Mistress of Magic" (1926) -- Joseph Médard Carrière, "The Two Magicians" (1937) -- John Mason Brewer, "The High Sheriff and His Servant" (1958) -- Corinne Saucier, "The Man and His Son" (1962) -- A.K. Ramanujan, "The Magician and His Disciple" (1997) -- Part III. Krabat Tales. Joachim Leopold Haupt, "About an Evil Man in Groß-Särchen" (1837) -- Michael Hornig, "Krabat : A Legend from Folklore" (1858) -- Georg Gustav Kubasch, "Krabat" (1865) -- Edmund Veckenstedt, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice, I" (1880; Recorded by Hendrich Jordan) -- Edmund Veckenstedt, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice, II" (1880; Recorded by Alexander von Rabenau) -- Johann Goltsch, "The Story about Krabat" (1885) -- Georg Pilk, "The Wendish Faust Legend" (1900) -- Jerzy Slizinski, "Krabat" (1959)
Control code
25 cm
{'HAMWEN': '$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:887470/ada'}
xxiv, 403 pages
Media category
Media MARC source
Media type code
Other physical details
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o958799731
  • (OCoLC)958799731

Library Locations

    • Hamilton-Wenham Public LibraryBorrow it
      14 Union Street, South Hamilton, MA, 01982, US
      42.6118166 -70.8797517
Processing Feedback ...