English Fairy Tales

English Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 25/04/2020

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The first adjective of our title also needs a similar extension of its


meaning. I have acted on Molière's principle, and have taken what was


good wherever I could find it. Thus, a couple of these stories have


been found among descendants of English immigrants in America; a


couple of others I tell as I heard them myself in my youth in


Australia. One of the best was taken down from the mouth of an English


Gipsy. I have also included some stories that have only been found in


Lowland Scotch. I have felt justified in doing this, as of the twenty-


one folk-tales contained in Chambers' "Popular Rhymes of Scotland," no


less than sixteen are also to be found in an English form. With the


Folk-tale as with the Ballad, Lowland Scotch may be regarded as simply


a dialect of English, and it is a mere chance whether a tale is extant


in one or other, or both.

ISBN:
1230003848197
1230003848197
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
25-04-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Prel

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