Folktales of England by Katharine M. Briggs

Folktales of England

byKatharine M. Briggs, Ruth L. Tongue

Kobo ebook | May 19, 2016

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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

Title:Folktales of EnglandFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 19, 2016Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:022637582X

ISBN - 13:9780226375823

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