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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Alcott - The Frost King and How the Fairies...Keeping the Public in Public Domain

Louisa May Alcott started her writing career as a teenager telling stories to her younger sisters and neighbor children.  They were so popular that she wrote and published them as Flower Fables, opening the door for her successful novels.  Years later they were again published in Lulu's Library, along with other stories "Aunt Lulu" told her young niece.  We may find for re-telling that they need a bit of condensing, but they are interesting fantasies that still hold potential.  This is the longest story to be told here so far.

I hope you enjoyed this view of early "Aunt Lulu" and an interesting fairy tale.

The next story may have fairies and weather, but is very different.  It's a great story for anybody who has wished for the ability to change the weather.

This is part of a series of bi-weekly posting of stories under the category, "Keeping the Public in Public Domain."  The idea behind Public Domain was to preserve our cultural heritage after the authors and their immediate heirs were compensated.  I feel strongly current copyright law delays this intent on works of the 20th century.  I hope you enjoy discovering new stories. 

Currently I'm involved in projects taking me out of my usual work of sharing stories with an audience.  My own library of folklore includes so many books within the Public Domain I decided to share stories from them.  This fall I expect to return to my normal monthly posting of a research project here.  Depending on response, I will decide at that time if "Keeping the Public in Public Domain" should continue along with my monthly postings. 

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