True Tales: The Crimson Fairies [NOOK Book]

Overview

These are some of the original fairy stories behind popular modern fantasies like, “True Blood.”

--From the Preface - ...they still ask the Editor how he can invent so many stories--more than Shakespeare, Dumas, and Charles Dickens could have invented in a century. And the Editor still avers, in Prefaces, that he did not invent one of the stories; that nobody knows, as a rule, who invented them, or where, or when. It is only plain that, ...
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True Tales: The Crimson Fairies

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Overview

These are some of the original fairy stories behind popular modern fantasies like, “True Blood.”

--From the Preface - ...they still ask the Editor how he can invent so many stories--more than Shakespeare, Dumas, and Charles Dickens could have invented in a century. And the Editor still avers, in Prefaces, that he did not invent one of the stories; that nobody knows, as a rule, who invented them, or where, or when. It is only plain that, perhaps a hundred thousand years ago, some savage grandmother told a tale to a savage granddaughter; that the granddaughter told it in her turn; that various tellers made changes to suit their taste, adding or omitting features and incidents; that, as the world grew civilised, other alterations were made, and that, at last, Homer composed the 'Odyssey,' and somebody else composed the Story of Jason and the Fleece of Gold, and the enchantress Medea, out of a set of wandering popular tales, which are still told among Samoyeds and Samoans, Hindoos and Japanese…

Many tales in this book are translated, or adapted, from those told by mothers and nurses in Hungary; others are familiar to Russian nurseries; the Servians are responsible for some; a rather peculiarly fanciful set of stories are adapted from the Roumanians; others are from the Baltic shores; others from sunny Sicily; a few are from Finland, and Iceland, and Japan, and Tunis, and Portugal.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011813696
  • Publisher: Oaklight Publishing - http://oaklightpublishing.co
  • Publication date: 10/6/2010
  • Series: True Fairy Tales , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 208 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2010

    Fairies Live!

    These are some of the best stories of its kind. It's all the sweeter knowing that there may be some truth to it all!

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