Europa's Fairy Book

Europa's Fairy Book

by Joseph Jacobs, John D. Batten
     
 

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Herein you will find 25 of Euope's finest fairy tales. This was the sixth and last time that the famous folklorist Joseph Jacobs teamed up with the equally famous illustrator John D. Batten to produce yet another volume of exquisite fairy tales. Not only exquisitely told, but also exquisitely illustrated with 48 BnW illustrations.

Created especially for his

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Herein you will find 25 of Euope's finest fairy tales. This was the sixth and last time that the famous folklorist Joseph Jacobs teamed up with the equally famous illustrator John D. Batten to produce yet another volume of exquisite fairy tales. Not only exquisitely told, but also exquisitely illustrated with 48 BnW illustrations.

Created especially for his granddaughter, Peggy, here you will find the tales of THE CINDER-MAID, ALL CHANGE, THE KING OF THE FISHES, SCISSORS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, REYNARD AND BRUIN, THE DANCING WATER, THE SINGING APPLE, AND THE SPEAKING BIRD, THE EARL OF CATTENBOROUGH, THE UNSEEN BRIDEGROOM, THE MASTER-MAID and many more.

In this volume Jacobs brought together these common Folk-Tales of Europe, retold in such a way as to bring out the original form from which all the variants were derived. So if the tales herein seem a little different to the tales you remember, it's because these have been re-translated and more of the original has been retained with regional and national variations being kept to an absolute minimum. This may lead to children crying out "That was not the way you told us before." That's because these tales are closer to the originals than previously published. In explanation, Jacobs has included sixty eight pages of explanatory notes detailing his methodology and the differences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781909302358
Publisher:
Abela Publishing
Publication date:
09/09/2013
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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PACK The Prince Wants His Lunch . . . . 145 The Giant Tries To Drink The Stream . . 154 The Visitor ....... 159 Up The Tree ....... 163 The Snake 165 The Three Ravens 170 The Wounded Dragon 179 The Witch 180 The Duck 187 "mirror, Mirror, On The Wall, Who Is The Fairest Of us All?" 201 Snowwhite And The Three Dwarfs . . .211 THE CINDER-MAID ONCE upon a time, though it was not in my time or in your time, or in anybody else's time, there was a great King who had an only son, the Prince and Heir who was about to come of age. So the King sent round a herald who should blow his trumpet at every four corners where two roads met. And when the people came together he would call out, "O yes, O yes, O yes, know ye that His Grace the King will give on Monday sennight" that meant seven nights or a week after "a Royal Ball to which all maidens of noble birth are hereby summoned; and be it furthermore known unto you that at this ball hisHighness the Prince will select unto himself a lady that shall be his bride and our future Queen. God save the King." Now there was among the nobles of the King's Court one who had married twice, and by the first marriage he had but one daughter, and as she was growing up her father thought that she ought to have some one to look after her. So he married again, a lady with two daughters, and his new wife, instead of caring for his daughter, thought only of her own and favoured them in every way. She would give them beautiful dresses but none to her step-daughter who had only to wear the cast-off clothes of the other two. The noble's daughter was set to do all the drudgery of the house, to attend the kitchen fire, and had naught to sleep on but the heap of cindersraked out in the scullery; and that is why they called h...

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