The Tale of the Kind and the Unkind Girls: AA-Th 480 and Related Tales / Edition 1

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Reprint of the great study of the migration and metamorphosis of a tale. Originally published by de Gruyter in 1958. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814324905
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Series: Classics in Folklore Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 178

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
Preface 1
Ch. 1 Introduction
The Tale and Previous Studies 3
The Method of Study 6
The Material 9
The Relationship Between Type 480 and Type 403 9
General Remarks 10
Table of Abbreviations 12
Table I, The Versions of the Tale 13
Table II, The Elements of the Tale 71
Ch. II The Following the River Subtype
The Southern European Form 103
The Near Eastern Form 106
Elements of the Subtype in India 107
The Subtype in the Far East 108
Burma, The East Indies, Japan 109
Groups Closely Related to the Subtype 110
The Italian Group, The Lousing Group 111
The Archetype 111
Origin and Distribution of the Subtype 114
Origin, The Tradition Areas 115
The Drink of Water Croup 116
The Narrative, Origin and Diffusion 116
The Heads in the Well Group 119
The Narrative, Origin and Diffusion, Literary Versions 119
The House of the Cats Group 121
Ch. III The Encounters En Route Subtype
The Fall into the Well Form 123
The Rolling Cake Form 125
The Pursuit Form 127
The Gold from the Forbidden Room Group, The Long Leather Bag Group, The Norwegian Group, The Glowing Iron Group, The Stolen Brother Group, The Archetype 127
The Subtype in India 131
The Subtype in African and Afro-American Tradition 132
The Subtype in Japan 134
The Archetype of the Subtype 135
The Relationship Between the Encounters en Route Subtype and the Following the River Subtype 137
Diffusion of the Archetype and Special Developments 139
Ch. IV Other European Subtypes and Groups
The Icelandic Group 142
The Finnish Group 142
The Celtic Group 143
The Heating the Bath Group 143
The Birds of the Axe Group 144
The Heaven and Hell Group 145
The Ogre Kept at Bay Subtype 145
The Piecemeal Request Form, The Blindman's Buff Form, The House in the Wood Form, Summary 146
The Strawberries in the Snow Subtype 149
The Forms, The Twelve Months Form, The Three Dwarfs Form, The Jack Frost Form 150
Other European Versions 153
Ch. V Type 480 Outside Europe
Africa 155
Asia 156
Burma and the East Indies, Indo-China, The Philippines, Borneo, Oceania, Japan 156
North and South America 159
Ch. VI Conclusions
On the Age of Type 480 161
Summary 162
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