English Fairy Tales (Dover Children's Classics)

by Joseph Jacobs

Paperback, 1967

Status

Available

Local notes

398.2
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Barcode

3810

Publication

Dover Publications (1967), Edition: 3, Paperback, 261 pages

Description

Think Greek myths are the be-all and end-all of supernatural folk tales in the Western tradition? Think again. Folk tale expert Joseph Jacobs takes readers on a whimsical tour of the incredibly rich tapestry of fairy stories and other mystical and magical narratives that originated in the region now known as England.

Language

Original publication date

1890

Physical description

261 p.; 8.66 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member MaowangVater
These two fascinating collections of folk tales collected and rewritten by Jacobs for children are supplemented by his notes and comments on the sources. They were first published in London in the early 1890s. This 2002 edition includes the original illustrations and an introductory essay by Haas
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about Jacobs, both his methods and the reasons for his editorial choices, and his life and scholarship.

Included are the Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Henny-Penny, The Wee Bannock, The King o’ the Cats, and Tamlane among many others. It would be more accurate to label these collections folktales in the English language and its dialects, since the collection includes tales from many parts of the United Kingdom, and entries from Australia and the United States.

There is entertainment and wonder herein for both five-year-olds and scholars.
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Pages

261

Rating

½ (53 ratings; 3.8)
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