English Fairy Tales

English Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs
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English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

By great turn-of-the-century folkloristwith a gift for fine narration. 43 stories. 'Jack and the Beanstalk,' 'Nix Nought Nothing,' etc. 65 illus.

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BN ID: 2940024158753
Publisher: David Nutt
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 338 KB

About the Author

Joseph Jacobs (1854–1916) was a noted folklorist, critic, and historian who gained fame compiling English folktales. Born in Sydney, Australia, Jacobs completed his studies at the University of Cambridge. His career began with a post as the secretary of the Society of Hebrew Literature. Work with Jewish literature and history became a principal pursuit in his life, and he eventually became president of the Jewish Historical Society of England, a revising editor of the Jewish Encyclopedia, and editor of the American Hebrew. In 1890 Jacobs began releasing collections of English fairy tales in a mission to give English children homegrown stories to read in addition to the more traditional French and German fairy tales. 

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it.It is was a good book