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Europa's Fairy Book von Batten, John Dickson (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 23.10.2010
  • Verlag: Pub One Info
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Europa's Fairy Book

Ever since - almost exactly a hundred years ago - the Grimms produced their Fairy Tale Book, folk-lorists have been engaged in making similar collections for all the other countries of Europe, outside Germany, till there is scarcely a nook or a corner in the whole continent that has not been ransacked for these products of the popular fancy. The Grimms themselves and most of their followers have pointed out the similarity or, one might even say, the identity of plot and incident of many of these tales throughout the European Folk-Lore field. Von Hahn, when collecting the Greek and Albanian Fairy Tales in 1864, brought together these common formulae of the European Folk-Tale. These were supplemented by Mr. S. Baring-Gould in 1868, and I myself in 1892 contributed an even fuller list to the Hand Book of Folk-Lore. Most, if not all of these formulae, have been found in all the countries of Europe where folk-tales have been collected. In 1893 Miss M. Roalfe Cox brought together, in a volume of the Folk-Lore Society, no less than 345 variants of Cinderella and kindred stories showing how widespread this particular formula was throughout Europe and how substantially identical the various incidents as reproduced in each particular country

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 23.10.2010
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9782819905080
    Verlag: Pub One Info
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