In this first of Jacobs collections, many of the 43 tales will be familiar. Included are 'Jack and the Beanstalk, ' 'The Story of the Three Bears, ' and others.About the Author
Joseph Jacobs (29 August 1854 - 30 January 1916) was a folklorist, literary critic and historian. His works included contributions to the Jewish Encyclopedia, translations of European works, and critical editions of early English literature. Jacobs wrote for journals and books on the subject of folklore and produced a popular series of fairy tales.