Folklore and Fable

Folklore and Fable

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Author names not noted above: Aesop and Hans Christian Andersen. Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name qHarvard Classics, q this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as qDr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, q it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume XVII features three collections of the greatest fairy tales of Western literature: [ Fables, 82 of the most popular allegories and cautionary tales by Greek writer AESOP (620-560 Be, including qThe Wolf and the Lamb, q qThe Fox and the Grapes, q qThe Goose with the Golden Eggs, q and others [ Household Tales, 42 stories by German folklorists and linguists JACOB (1785-1863) and WILHELM GRIMM (1786-1859), including qThe Frog-King, q qRapunzel, q qCinderella, q and others [ Tales, 20 of the most beloved tales by Danish folklorist HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN (1805-1875), including qThe Ugly Duckling, q qThe Emperor's New Clothes, q qThe Little Sea-Maid, q and othersThe habit of telling stories is one of the most primitive characteristics of the human race. ... The oldest of stories are the myths: not the elaborated and sophisticated tales that one finds in, say, Greek epic and drama, but the myth pure and simpleanbsp;...

Title:Folklore and Fable
Author: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
Publisher:Cosimo, Inc. - 2010-01-01

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