English Fairy Tales And More English Fairy Tales

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In these two classic collections, first published in 1890 and 1894, Joseph Jacobs combined folklore, children's literature, and the eclectic scholarship of the Victorian era to create a storehouse of tales that inhabited the imaginations of children and adults for generations. Here readers first met Tom Tit Tot, Molly Whuppie, and Jack the Giant-Killer, and first read the stories of the Three Little Pigs, the Three Bears, and Henny-Penny.

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Overview

In these two classic collections, first published in 1890 and 1894, Joseph Jacobs combined folklore, children's literature, and the eclectic scholarship of the Victorian era to create a storehouse of tales that inhabited the imaginations of children and adults for generations. Here readers first met Tom Tit Tot, Molly Whuppie, and Jack the Giant-Killer, and first read the stories of the Three Little Pigs, the Three Bears, and Henny-Penny.

Jacobs' daring collections challenged conventional thinking about the meaning of "folk," the individual artistry behind folktales, and the boundaries between folklore and literature, anticipating modern developments in folklore studies. His original editions of these 87 classic tales, along with the original illustrations, are reprinted in this new volume, offering readers an unsurpassed understanding of the development of the classic fairy tale in late Victorian England.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

" … this volume reprints two collections … that were instrumental in spreading awareness of English oral folk tales throughout England and beyond … introductory essay provides a useful analysis of the 19th-century context of folklore studies and of the cultural, socioeconomic, and political aspects of this literature, which is relevant to both children and scholars. Recommended for all collections."

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"For folklorists, storytellers, and Victorian scholars, the volume is a significant cultural artifact … this is a fine edition of English Fairy Tales and More English Fairy Tales, one to be valued by folklorists, collectors, storytellers, and even children."

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Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies

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This volume is a reprint of the first editions of and published by David Nutt in London in 1890 and 1894 respectively. The original b&w illustrations by John D. Batten accompany the text, and all of Jacobs's notes and references have been preserved. Haase's (German and Slavic studies, Wayne State U.) introduction provides background information on the English fairy tale tradition and the ideas of Joseph Jacobs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576074268
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/19/2002
  • Series: Classic Folk and Fairy Tales Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 408
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to This Edition VII
Introduction to This Edition IX
Bibliography XXXV
English Fairy Tales 1
Notes and References 161
More English Fairy Tales 179
Notes and References 335
Index to both volumes 357
About the Editor 369
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