English Fairy Tales

English Fairy Tales By Joseph Jacobs John D. Batten, English Fairy Tales This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery
  • Title: English Fairy Tales
  • Author: Joseph Jacobs John D. Batten
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  • Page: 367
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  • English Fairy Tales By Joseph Jacobs John D. Batten, This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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    1. Joseph Jacobs John D. Batten

      Joseph Jacobs was an Australian folklorist, literary critic, historian and writer of English literature who became a notable collector and publisher of English Folklore His work went on to popularize some of the worlds best known versions of English fairy tales including Jack and the Beanstalk , Goldilocks and the three bears , The Three Little Pigs , Jack the Giant Killer and The History of Tom Thumb He published his English fairy tale collections English Fairy Tales in 1890 and More English Fairytales in 1894 but also went on after and in between both books to publish fairy tales collected from continental Europe as well as Jewish, Celtic and Indian Fairytales which made him one of the most popular writers of fairytales for the English language Jacobs was also an editor for journals and books on the subject of folklore which included editing the Fables of Bidpai and the Fables of Aesop, as well as articles on the migration of Jewish folklore He also edited editions of The Thousand and One Nights He went on to join The Folklore Society in England and became an editor of the society journal Folklore Joseph Jacobs also contributed to the Jewish Encyclopedia.For information, please see enpedia wiki Joseph_J

    683 thoughts on “English Fairy Tales”

    1. Most of these you ve heard or at least some variation of them all good stories now I must get a chicken and name her Henny Penny


    2. Joseph Jacobs complained in the 19th century, What Perrault began, the Grimms completed All the fairy tales the children knew were French or German in origin He tried to amend it, and so we have this and More English Fairy Tales.You will indeed recognize a few, most likely The Three Bears is the first written version, with a nasty old woman instead of Goldilocks, and Scrapefoot is recognizably the same tale, with a fox Jack and the Beanstalk is, in fact, the best known variant nowadays.Not all o [...]



    3. Really nice collection of Folk Tales Fairy Tales or Scary Tales Every culture has stories that pass down through the generations and this was an interesting read Some of them only slightly different in the animated versions and story books I grew up with Some have a moral to the story and many are really frightful and violent The name of the character most often used appears to be Jack Several have the beginning Once upon a timed the phrase Fe, fi, fo, fum is used by several giants and evil peop [...]


    4. The price is certainly right for this free download A collection of Fairy tales primarily from England and Scotland and published in 1890, these simply written stories offer an insight into the s and values of people of that time, to wit marrying into wealth is the most important thing you can do in life, and killing people Giants, Monsters, Freaks who are different than you is not only OK, but hero worthy And Step Mothers are evil, evil, evil No, these should not be read aloud to your children, [...]


    5. This is one of the best collections Jacobs combed the folklore collections for this set of tales Strong and memorable tellings of old favorites, in ways you won t remember hearing as from the picturebooks Three Pigs, Three Bears, Johnny Cake aka Gingerbread Boy , Tom Tit Tot Rumpelstiltskin Then a lot not in the popular set, but still riveting Three Heads of the Well, Childe Rowland, Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh My favorite in the bunch for telling is Molly Whuppie A strong girl protagonist [...]




    6. 1911 edition Joseph Jacobs writes very well indeed and has made a laudable effort to bring together old English folk tales and fairy stories before they are lost in the mists of time, in a similar way to what the Brothers Grimm and Perrault did around this time The introduction and the notes at the end are very academic and wonderfully well written However, the 43 stories he has gathered and presented range between absolutely useless, primitive and irritating to rather enjoyable and halfway dece [...]


    7. I actually couldn t finish this book, as much as I wanted to I probably only read a quarter of it before I gave up There s nothing wrong with the book in of itself, but the antiquated writing style and phrases really were hard to get through Classic stories though, so I m not bashing the book at all


    8. This is one of the best collections Jacobs combed the folklore collections for this set of tales Strong and memorable tellings of old favorites, in ways you won t remember hearing as from the picturebooks.



    9. It s a good collection of fairy tales and other forms which the author rather goes on about in the preface and the end notes Some I ve read before, some not If you like fairy tales, you ll probably like this one.


    10. 90% of these fairy tales are extremely disturbing, the other 10% are incomprehensible Some of both categories are fun, though D


    11. Jacobs demonstrates obvious expertise in this well researched book The stories are interesting to read, though many demonstrate the dark familiarity with death that was common in ages past.




    12. Great read Entertaining read for everyone interested in old English tales and traditions There are many Scottish words and old fashioned words and phrases in this book, so be prepared to use your dictionary, Google and other means to understand the meaning of them Not easy for non native English learners, but really engaging


    13. I got this free as an e book, so really nothing to complain about.It is easy reading, as you might expect from a book of fairy tales, but that should not be taken as meaning it is only for children, and of no interest to adults.Many of the tales are familiar, at least in their structure and form, if not their absolute details From an adult perspective, what is tantalising is what, if anything, they once meant A few, but by no means all, are parables of virtue rewarded those who act charitably mo [...]


    14. Kind of fun to read the oldest known versions of our beloved fairy tales So dark and twisted before Disney got a hold of them.


    15. Ok but repetitiveFor the most part, these are cautionary tales that feels the same in many ways, the thing is they re pretty old and they didn t meant to be high literature work at least most of them I think so one can t be too harsh.There are some that are very good tho , like Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Overall is kind of boring but has a few fun and interesting stories.


    16. Summary I read the entire book, 43 tales, but my favorites were Nix Naught Nothing, The Magpie s Nest, and The Ass, the Table, and the Stick Nix Naught Nothing was a prince whose father accidently gave him away to a monster who raised Nix Naught Nothing until he was grown Nix fell in love with the monster s daughter and eventually they got away, Nix was restored to his family kingdom, and the two got married The Magpie s Nest was about a magpie who taught all of the birds to build nests but each [...]


    17. Una raccolta di fiabe che alterna titoli molto famosi a fiabe che sembrano ridursi a sconosciute cantilene prive di senso Credo possa prestarsi come introduzione alle fiabe e al folklore britannico, anche se non la consiglierei per un approfondimento sul tema Ottimo per chi si stia esercitando nella lettura in inglese , magari anche ad alta voce L edizione curata, trattandosi di un e book distribuito gratuitamente su non mi sarei aspettata di trovare appendici di approfondimento n riferimenti ad [...]


    18. Una lettura leggera e divertente Si ritrovano tanti elementi tipici delle fiabe europee e non ed chiaro e da tradizione che molti elementi si ripetano tra le varie storie raccolte da Joseph Alcune erano nuove per me ed stato bello poterle vedere in un ottica diversa, dopo aver frequentato un meraviglioso corso su Andersen Il libro rimanda a tantissime altre opere sul grande mondo delle fiabe e presenta paragoni con fiabe di altri paesi, tracciando un filo a dir poco universale.L unico motivo per [...]


    19. I read this as part of a children s lit class I didn t like them as much as I liked the Tales of Grimm.The Rose Tree I didn t like evil stepmother kills daughter then daughter comes back and leaves her father brother gifts.The Three Heads of the Well in search of a new life a king s daughter realizes that kindness really does pay off.Princess of Canterbury the test of staying awake for a fair maidens hand is placed before a shepherd.Molly Whuppie A very smart girl outwits a giant and wins the ha [...]


    20. I give the books four stars because it s a children s book My interest in it, however, comes from my curiosity to learn about English fairy tales and how different they are from ours To my surprise, however, I found that many of the stories in the book are the same ones which grandma used to tell us when we were children, including stories which I thought were our family s alone.Also, it s clear Joseph Jacobs did some serious effort to collect these stories and put them all in this fine book.


    21. So uhm what the hell was this It definitely wasn t English Fairytales it was fairytales from everywhere else retold in an old timey English way that made no sense, had way too many made up words, and took out the meaning lesson you were supposed to learn Though still quite enjoyable the What the fuck factor coupled with taking some of my favourite fairy tales and completely destorying them kept the star rating at 3.


    22. A very good collection of folk tales from Britain The author tried hard to make sure that the stories were commonly from Britain though they may have spread elsewhere or a variation came from elsewhere Some very English folk tales Henny Penny, Jack and the Beanstalk, there are many Jack tales, and The Three Bears Most have humourous endings and seem to be stories to amuse everyone Jacobs, the author said he used fairy tales in the title because no kid ever asks for a folk tale.


    23. The book is enjoyable and fun to read for the kids I once used one of the stories written that was Jack and the Beanstalk to teach my students in writing a narrative text First because the story was easy to be understood and second reason is because it helped my students to run their imagination wildly I also cannot thank Jacobs, Perrault, Grimms or Anderson enough for making my childhood fun by imagining the true love kiss, wishing well, and the knight shining in armour.


    24. Many of these tales may seem familiar but they have very different endings and cast of characters It is hard to determine which came first the continental European versions, or if some of those were takeoffs on original English versions Mr Jacobs is very thorough with his notes and references so don t overlook that section of the book These tales follow the vernacular oral tradition very closely which bring a nostalgia that is very pleasant.


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