The Japanese fairy book

The Japanese fairy book

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by Yei Theodora Ozaki
     
 
"The Japanese Fairy Book" was originally published in 1908 as "Japanese Fairy Taels." This edition contains all twenty-two of the original stories and all thirty-one of the original illustrations. *** The stories were translated from the modern versions recorded by Sadanami Sanjin. As Ms. Ozaki tells us in the Preface, "these stories are not literal translations, and

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"The Japanese Fairy Book" was originally published in 1908 as "Japanese Fairy Taels." This edition contains all twenty-two of the original stories and all thirty-one of the original illustrations. *** The stories were translated from the modern versions recorded by Sadanami Sanjin. As Ms. Ozaki tells us in the Preface, "these stories are not literal translations, and though the Japanese story and all quaint Japanese expressions have been faithfully preserved, they have been told more with the view to interest young readers of the West than the technical student of folk-lore." *** Many of the stories in this volume are based on actual historical figures from Japanese history, while others are simple fanciful tales. *** As Yei also admits in the Preface, "I have followed my fancy in adding such touches of local color or description as they seemed to need or as pleased me, and in one or two instances I have gathered in an incident from another version." *** This collection was specifically intended for children, and consequently edited for that end, with the character and spirit of the original stories being carefully preserved. *** The stories in this book are: My Lord Bag of Rice; The Tongue-Cut Sparrow; The Story Of Urashima Taro, The Fisher Lad; The Farmer And The Badger; The "Shinansha," Or The South Pointing Carriage; The Adventures Of Kintaro, The Golden Boy; The Story Of Princess Hase; The Story Of The Man Who Did Not Wish To Die; The Bamboo-Cutter And The Moon-Child; The Mirror Of Matsuyama; The Goblin Of Adachigahara; The Sagacious Monkey And The Boar; The Happy Hunter And The Skillful Fisher; The Story Of The Old Man Who Made Withered Trees To Flower; The Jelly Fish And The Monkey; The Quarrel Of The Monkey And The Crab; The White Hare And The Crocodiles; The Story Of Prince Yamato Take; Momotaro, Or The Story Of The Son Of A Peach; The Ogre Of Rashomon; How An Old Man Lost His Wen; and The Stones Of Five Colors And The Empress Jokwa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940038373333
Publisher:
Rutland, Vt., C. E. Tuttle Co
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
418 KB

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