428 pages, 8.34 × 6.44 × 1.09 in
November 2, 1993
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0679428097
ISBN - 13: 9780679428091
From the Publisher
A collection of 87 classic English fairy tales, with black-and-white illustrations throughout by John Batten.
About the Author
Born in Australia in 1854, Joseph Jacobs spent most of his adult life in England where he became, with Andrew Lang, a prominent member of the English Folk Lore Society founded in 1878. He spent ten years collecting from storytellers or printed sources the fairy tales that were first published in two volumes in 1890 and 1894 and now appear here in one Everyman’s Library volume. Jacobs was a cheerful man, with a down-to-earth attitude towards fairy tales, which he regarded as “essentially colloquial” rather than romantic. Though his approach to collecting and recording material was scholarly, his telling of the tales was deliberately directed at young listeners, and he tried them out on his own three children. He died in 1916.
From Our Editors
A collection of more than eighty traditional stories that recount the adventures of giants, witches, princes, princesses, and animals