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Fairy Tales

Fairy tales, fables, myths and folk tales from around the world.

-Myths And Folk-Tales Of The Russians, Western Slavs, And Magyars | by Jeremiah Curtin
A Few tens of years ago it was all-important to understand and explain the brotherhood and blood-bond of Aryan nations, and their relation to the Semitic race; to discover and set forth the meaning of that which in mental work, historic strivings, and spiritual ideals ties the historic nations to one another. At the present time this work is done, if not completely, at least measurably well, and a new work awaits us, to demonstrate that there is a higher and a mightier bond, - the relationship of created things with one another, and their inseverable connection with That which some men reverence as God, but which other men call the Unknowable, the Unseen. This new work, which is the necessary continuation of the first, and which alone can give it completeness and significance, will be achieved when we have established the science of mythology.
-Fairy Tales Of The Slav Peasants And Herdsmen | by Aleksander Borejko Chodzko, Emily J. Harding
Very few of the twenty fairy tales included in this volume have been presented before in an English dress; this will doubtless enhance their value in the eyes of the young folk, for whom, principally, they are intended. It is hoped that older readers will find some additional interest in tracing throughout the many evidences of kinship between these stories and those of more pronounced Eastern origin...
-Serbian Fairy Tales | by Elodie L. Muatovich
"The Bear's Son" and sixteen more Serbian fairy tales
-Turkish Fairy Tales And Folk Tales | by Ignacz Kunos, R. Nisbet Bain
These stories were collected from the mouths of the Turkish peasantry by the Hungarian savant Dr. Ignatius Kunos, during his travels through Anatolia,1 and published for the first time in 1889 by the well-known Hungarian Literary Society," A Kisfaludy Tarsasag," under the Title of Torok Nepmesek ("Turkish Folk Tales"), with an introduction by Professor Vambery. That distinguished Orientalist, certainly the greatest living authority on the primitive culture of the Turko-Tartaric peoples, who is as familiar with Uzbeg epics and Uiguric didactics as with the poetical masterpieces of Western Europe, is enthusiastic in his praises of these folk-tales...
-Persian Tales | by David Lockhart Robertson Lorimer, E. O. Lorimer
Written down for the first time in the original Kermani and Bakhtlarl and translated by D. L. R. Lorimer And E. O. Lorimer
-Stories From The Arabian Nights | by Laurence Housman
In a town in Persia lived two brothers named Cassim and Ali Baba, between whom their father at his death had left what little property he possessed equally divided. Cassim, however, having married the heiress of a rich merchant, became soon after his marriage the owner of a fine shop, together with several pieces of land, and was in consequence, through no effort of his own, the most considerable merchant in the town. Ali Baba, on the other hand, was married to one as poor as himself, and having no other means of gaining a livelihood he used to go every day into the forest to cut wood, and lading therewith the three asses which were his sole stock-in-trade, would then hawk it about the streets for sale...
-Green Willow And Other Japanese Fairy Tales | by Grace James
These tales and legends have been collected from many sources. Some of them have been selected from the Ko-ji-ki, or Record of Ancient Matters, which contains the mythology of Japan. Many are told from memory, being relics of childish days, originally heard from the lips of a schoolfellow or a nurse. Certain of them, again, form favourite subjects for representation upon the Japanese stage. A number of the stories now gathered together have been translated into English long before this, and have appeared in this country in one form or another; others are probably new to an English public.
-Korean Folk Tales: Imps, Ghosts And Fairies | by James S. Gale
To any one who would like to look somewhat into the inner soul of the Oriental, and see the peculiar spiritual existences among which he lives, the following stories will serve as true interpreters, born as they are of the three great religions of the Far East, Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. An old manuscript copy of Im Bang's stories came into the hands of the translator a year ago, and he gives them now to the Western world that they may serve as introductory essays to the mysteries, and, what many call, absurdities of Asia. Very gruesome indeed, and unlovely, some of them are, but they picture faithfully the conditions under which Im Bang himself, and many past generations of Koreans, have lived...
-Korean Tales | by H. N. Allen
Being a collection of stories translated from the Korean folk lore together with introductory chapters descriptive of Korea
-Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book: Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations
A collection of folk and fairy tales from around the world
-Tales Of The Fairies And Of The Ghost World | by Jeremiah Curtin
Collected from oral tradition in South-West Munster
-Kentucky Superstitions | by Daniel Lindsey Thomas, Lucy Blayney Thomas
To bring together odd beliefs for the possible amusement of the curious is not the object of a research in the field of folk superstitions such as we have attempted. The end sought is not humor or satire; our hope is rather that such value as is present will be serious. The study of superstitious survivals throws light on what the working of the human mind was in the early stages of its evolution. Eccentric and illogical beliefs of today were accepted principles of life centuries ago. A collection of superstitions, in so far as it has scholarly value, is a partial record of what men have thought and believed. It is, therefore, our hope that this collection may be in a real, though perhaps small, sense, a contribution both to history and to psychology...

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