From: "Matthew Davis"
Subject: Re: (urth) Major new Wolfe story online Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 22:00:51 +0100 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Adam Stephanides" To: Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 10:17 PM Subject: Re: (urth) Major new Wolfe story online > So Wolfe is a Kai Lung fan. I had no idea. > > I've seen the "princess on a glass mountain" motif twice before: in a novel > called THE GLASS MOUNTAIN by Leonard Wolf, which I haven't read, and in a > Fractured Fairy Tale (in which the rescuer was a giant frog). Given this, > I'd expect that it occurs in some genuine fairy tale or medieval romance, > but nothing comes to mind. The "princess and the glass hill" by andrew lang http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=LanBlue.sgm&images=image s/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=33&division=div1 which I found by this nifty index to Lang's fairy tales http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~emily/Docs/lang.html#p But does the title allude to anything? One of the hobbits went under the false name "Mr Underhill" but nothing else leaps to mind. --