Folktales of England

By: Briggs, Katharine M. and Ruth L. Tongue, editors

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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 England

Author: Briggs, Katharine M. and Ruth L. Tongue, editors

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $23.00

Categories: England,

Publisher: University of Chicago Press:

ISBN Number: 0226074943

ISBN Number 13: 9780226074948

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 208 pages, paperback, University of Chicago Press

Seller ID: 074943

Description: 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.
1965 Series: (FW) Folktales of the World

Reviews
"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