From Pinocchio to The Chronicles of Narnia to Charlotte’s Web, classic children’s tales have shaped generations of young people. In Tending the Heart of Virtue, Vigen Guroian illuminates the power of classic tales and their impact on the moral imagination. He demonstrates how these stories teach the virtues through vivid depiction of the struggle between good and evil, and unveils components of the good, the true, and the beautiful in plot and character. This new revised edition includes three new chapters. Among the stories Guroian interprets are Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, the Grimms’ Cinderella, and John Ruskin’s Thr King of the Golden River.
Tending the Heart of Virtue, Vigen Guroian (softcover)