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English Fairy Tales And More English Fairy Tales
     

English Fairy Tales And More English Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs, John Dickson Batten (Illustrator), Donald Haase (Editor)
 

The first compilation of the full first-edition texts of the classic fairy tale collections by Joseph Jacobs, with Jacobs' original prefaces and annotations.

• Reprints Jacobs' original versions of these 87 classic tales exactly as they were first published more than a century ago

• Illustrated with the original block prints by John Batten

Overview

The first compilation of the full first-edition texts of the classic fairy tale collections by Joseph Jacobs, with Jacobs' original prefaces and annotations.

• Reprints Jacobs' original versions of these 87 classic tales exactly as they were first published more than a century ago

• Illustrated with the original block prints by John Batten

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[T]his 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." - Choice

"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." - Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies

Booknews
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)\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576074268
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/19/2002
Series:
Classic Folk and Fairy Tales Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
369
Sales rank:
1,223,094
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Donald Haase is chair of the Department of German and Slavic Studies at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI and editor of Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies.

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