English Fairy Tales By Joseph Jacobs

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Sinopse

Jack the Giant-Killer, Tom Thumb, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Henny Penny, Dick Whittington, The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and a host of immortal characters are found in this delightful collection of English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. The book made its first appearance in 1890 and has remained a firm favorite with both young and old ever since. Fairy tales have traditionally emanated from France and Germany. The famous compilations by La Fontaine and the Brothers Grimm have overshadowed children's literature for centuries. Yet, many of the stories we recount to children today have an English origin, something that we were unaware of. The author, Joseph Jacobs, was an Australian folklorist and historian who painstakingly compiled them from various sources. In the preface to the first edition he recounts how he collected some stories from the descendants of English immigrants in America and Australia, while he sourced others from English gypsies and old ballads. In many cases he had to rewrite and retell those stories which existed in verse form or in ancient dialects. Older forms of English had to be tailored to suit modern readers, while some of the more objectionable parts had to be discarded. Wicked step-mothers, rampaging giants, damsels in distress, gallant princes and evil spells are some of the staples in this fascinating collection. The author himself states that it was his intention to create a book in which the stories would sound as if they were being narrated by an old nurse or grandmother. Hence, the style is simple, direct and like he states, meant to be read aloud and not visually. The original edition also included extensive notes on the source from which he collected the stories and reference material which is of great interest to folk-lore enthusiasts. Such was the impact of some of the stories that they are referenced in Shakespeare's plays and provided inspiration for poets like Milton. The highlight of the book for serious readers is the elaborate footnotes which provide a great deal of information about different variants of these stories that are told in other parts of the world. One of the most attractive features in the book are the charming illustrations that accompany each tale. The book is a delightful read for both parents and children. Apart from old favorites, there are many new tales which most people would not have encountered like Nix Nought Nothing The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh or The Earl of Mar's Daughter.

Episódios

  • 00 – Preface

    00 – Preface

    25/10/2017 Duração: 09min

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  • 01 – Tom Tit Tot

    01 – Tom Tit Tot

    24/10/2017 Duração: 11min

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  • 02 – The Three Sillies

    02 – The Three Sillies

    23/10/2017 Duração: 08min

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  • 03 – The Rose Tree

    03 – The Rose Tree

    22/10/2017 Duração: 06min

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  • 04 – The Old Woman and Her Pig

    04 – The Old Woman and Her Pig

    21/10/2017 Duração: 05min

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  • 05 – How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune

    05 – How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune

    20/10/2017 Duração: 04min

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  • 06 – Mr. Vinegar

    06 – Mr. Vinegar

    19/10/2017 Duração: 08min

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  • 07 – Nix Nought Nothing

    07 – Nix Nought Nothing

    18/10/2017 Duração: 11min

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  • 08 – Jack Hannaford

    08 – Jack Hannaford

    17/10/2017 Duração: 04min

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  • 09 – Binnorie

    09 – Binnorie

    16/10/2017 Duração: 05min

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  • 10 – Mouse and Mouser

    10 – Mouse and Mouser

    15/10/2017 Duração: 02min

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  • 11 – Cap o’ Rushes

    11 – Cap o’ Rushes

    14/10/2017 Duração: 08min

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  • 12 – Teeny-tiny

    12 – Teeny-tiny

    13/10/2017 Duração: 03min

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  • 13 – Jack and the Beanstalk

    13 – Jack and the Beanstalk

    12/10/2017 Duração: 15min

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  • 14 – The Story of the Three Little Pigs

    14 – The Story of the Three Little Pigs

    11/10/2017 Duração: 06min

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  • 15 – The Master and His Pupil

    15 – The Master and His Pupil

    10/10/2017 Duração: 05min

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  • 16 – Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse

    16 – Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse

    09/10/2017 Duração: 05min

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  • 17 – Jack and His Golden Snuff-Box

    17 – Jack and His Golden Snuff-Box

    08/10/2017 Duração: 19min

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  • 18 – The Story of the Three Bears

    18 – The Story of the Three Bears

    07/10/2017 Duração: 08min

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  • 19 – Jack the Giant-Killer

    19 – Jack the Giant-Killer

    06/10/2017 Duração: 22min

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