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Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes (Beautifully Illustrated)
     

Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes (Beautifully Illustrated)

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by Mother Goose
 
In this version of Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes, an attempt has been made to obtain from other collections or other sources a complete publication of all Mother Goose nursery rhymes. We have also made every attempt to put together full versions of each nursery rhyme as opposed to the shortened rhymes one might find in other books.

The familiar figure of

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In this version of Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes, an attempt has been made to obtain from other collections or other sources a complete publication of all Mother Goose nursery rhymes. We have also made every attempt to put together full versions of each nursery rhyme as opposed to the shortened rhymes one might find in other books.

The familiar figure of Mother Goose is an imaginary author of a collection of fairy tales and nursery rhymes, which are often published as Mother Goose Rhymes. As a character, she appears in one "nursery rhyme". A Christmas pantomime called Mother Goose is often performed in the United Kingdom. The so-called "Mother Goose" rhymes and stories have formed the basis for many classic British pantomimes. Mother Goose is generally depicted in literature and book illustration as an elderly country woman in a tall hat and shawl, a costume identical to the peasant costume worn in Wales in the early 20th century, but is sometimes depicted as a goose (usually wearing a bonnet).

Mother Goose is the name given to an archetypal country woman. English readers were familiar with Mother Hubbard, already a stock figure when Edmund Spenser published his satire "Mother Hubbard's tale", 1590; with the superstitious advice on getting a husband or a wife of "Mother Bunch", who was credited with the fairy stories of Madame d'Aulnoy when they first appeared in English. Mother Goose is credited with the Mother Goose stories and rhymes; yet no specific writer has ever been identified with such a name. An early mention appears in an aside in a versified chronicle of weekly happenings that appeared regularly for several years, Jean Loret's La Muse Historique, collected in 1650.

The initiator of the literary fairy tale genre, Charles Perrault, published in 1695 under the name of his son a collection of fairy tales Histoires ou contes du temps passés, avec des moralités, which grew better known under its subtitle, Contes de ma mère l'Oye or Tales of My Mother Goose. Perrault's publication marks the first authenticated starting-point for Mother Goose stories.

In 1729 there appeared an English translation of Perrault's collection, Robert Samber's Histories or Tales of Past Times, Told by Mother Goose (London, 1729), which introduced Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Cinderella and other Perrault tales to English-speaking audiences. These were fairy tales.

The first public appearance of the Mother Goose stories in the New World was in Worcester, Massachusetts, where printer Isaiah Thomas reprinted Samber's volume under the same title, in 1786.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015621051
Publisher:
Balefire Publishing
Publication date:
09/26/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
1,241,468
File size:
10 MB

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Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes (Beautifully Illustrated) 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
only loaded two pages. both the same cover page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was only two pages the cover and the back. No joke guys its a rip off.