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Folktales of England
by Katharine M. Briggs


Overview - If wonder tales are not abundant in England, other kinds of folktales thrive: local traditions, historical legends, humorous anecdotes. Many of the favorite tales which English-speaking peoples carry with them from childhood come from a long tradition--stories as familiar to Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Spenser, and their many contemporaries as they are to us.  Read more...

 
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Overview
If wonder tales are not abundant in England, other kinds of folktales thrive: local traditions, historical legends, humorous anecdotes. Many of the favorite tales which English-speaking peoples carry with them from childhood come from a long tradition--stories as familiar to Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Spenser, and their many contemporaries as they are to us.

"This is a fine, homely feast, immediately intelligble. . . ."--Times Educational Supplement

." . . should be of special concern to Americans since many of the tales are parallel to or the source of our own folk stories."--Choice

"This is entertainment, to be sure, but is also part of man's attempts to comprehend his world."--Quartet

"Folktales of England is by all odds the most satisfactory general collection of folktales to come out of England since the advent of modern collection and classification techniques."--Ernest W. Baughman, Journal of American Folklore


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  • ISBN-13: 9780226074948
  • ISBN-10: 0226074943
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish Date: September 1968
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.19 x 0.45 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds

Series: Folktales of the World (Paperback)

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