English Folk And Fairy Tales

English Folk And Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs
     
 

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Over a century ago, Joseph Jacobs began collecting the first known set of English fairy tales, in response to a then popular feeling that "there were no English fairy tales," and thereby contributing heavily to the field of fairy tale studies. This is book one of the most popular of his collections, selected from over 140 such tales he recovered. Early variations of…  See more details below

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Over a century ago, Joseph Jacobs began collecting the first known set of English fairy tales, in response to a then popular feeling that "there were no English fairy tales," and thereby contributing heavily to the field of fairy tale studies. This is book one of the most popular of his collections, selected from over 140 such tales he recovered. Early variations of well-known tales are included such as 'Cinderella', 'Three Little Pigs,' 'Jack and the Beanstalk,' 'Henny-Penny,' 'The Three Bears,' and 'Tom Tit Tot.' Along with these classics are lesser-known tales full of suspense, action, ghosts, magic, wicked stepmothers, love lost, imps, and fairies. And not all have happily-ever-after endings!
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• Included in this book are: Tom Tit Tot; The Three Sillies; The Rose-Tree; The Old Woman and her Pig; How Jack went to seek his Fortune; Mr. Vinegar; Nix Nought Nothing; Jack Hannaford; Binnorie; Mouse and Mouser; Cap O' Rushes; Teeny-Tiny; Jack and the Beanstalk; The Story of the Three Little Pigs; The Master and his Pupil; Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse; Jack and his Golden Snuff-Box; The Story of the Three Bears; Jack the Giant-Killer; Henny-Penny; Childe Rowland; Molly Whuppie; The Red Ettin; The Golden Arm; The History of Tom Thumb; Mr. Fox; Lazy Jack; Johnny-Cake; Earl Mar's Daughter; Mr. Miacca; Whittington and his Cat; The Strange Visitor; The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh; The Cat and the Mouse; The Fish and the Ring; The Magpie's Nest; Kate Crackernuts; The Cauld Lad of Hilton; The Ass, the Table, and the Stick; Fairy Ointment; The Well of the World's End; Master Of All Masters; and The Three Heads Of The Well.
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• "English Folk and Fairy Tales," the first in a series of six books of collected stories by Joseph Jacobs, was originally published in 1890. This edition, from 1898, contains all forty-three of the original stories and all sixty-eight of the original illustrations by John D. Batten. Also included are twenty-six pages of Mr. Jacobs notes and references on the stories for the interested scholar, expanded from the original twenty-three pages in the 1890 version.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604598704
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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