English Fairy Tales By Joseph Jacobs

English Fairy Tales By Joseph Jacobs

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.

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Episódios

  • 00 – Preface
    Duração: 09min | 25/10/2017
  • 01 – Tom Tit Tot
    Duração: 11min | 24/10/2017
  • 02 – The Three Sillies
    Duração: 08min | 23/10/2017
  • 03 – The Rose Tree
    Duração: 06min | 22/10/2017
  • 04 – The Old Woman and Her Pig
    Duração: 05min | 21/10/2017
  • 05 – How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune
    Duração: 04min | 20/10/2017
  • 06 – Mr. Vinegar
    Duração: 08min | 19/10/2017
  • 07 – Nix Nought Nothing
    Duração: 11min | 18/10/2017
  • 08 – Jack Hannaford
    Duração: 04min | 17/10/2017
  • 09 – Binnorie
    Duração: 05min | 16/10/2017
  • 10 – Mouse and Mouser
    Duração: 02min | 15/10/2017
  • 11 – Cap o’ Rushes
    Duração: 08min | 14/10/2017
  • 12 – Teeny-tiny
    Duração: 03min | 13/10/2017
  • 13 – Jack and the Beanstalk
    Duração: 15min | 12/10/2017
  • 14 – The Story of the Three Little Pigs
    Duração: 06min | 11/10/2017
  • 15 – The Master and His Pupil
    Duração: 05min | 10/10/2017
  • 16 – Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse
    Duração: 05min | 09/10/2017
  • 17 – Jack and His Golden Snuff-Box
    Duração: 19min | 08/10/2017
  • 18 – The Story of the Three Bears
    Duração: 08min | 07/10/2017
  • 19 – Jack the Giant-Killer
    Duração: 22min | 06/10/2017
  • 20 – Henny Penny
    Duração: 05min | 05/10/2017
  • 21 – Childe Rowland
    Duração: 11min | 04/10/2017
  • 22 – Molly Whuppie
    Duração: 09min | 03/10/2017
  • 23 – The Red Ettin
    Duração: 09min | 02/10/2017
  • 24 – The Golden Arm
    Duração: 02min | 01/10/2017
  • 25 – The History of Tom Thumb
    Duração: 11min | 30/09/2017
  • 26 – Mr. Fox
    Duração: 06min | 29/09/2017
  • 27 – Lazy Jack
    Duração: 04min | 28/09/2017
  • 28 – Johnny-Cake
    Duração: 05min | 27/09/2017
  • 29 – Earl Mar’s Daughter
    Duração: 06min | 26/09/2017
  • 30 – Mr. Miacca
    Duração: 04min | 25/09/2017
  • 31 – Whittington and His Cat
    Duração: 18min | 24/09/2017
  • 32 – The Strange Visitor
    Duração: 04min | 23/09/2017
  • 33 – The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh
    Duração: 07min | 22/09/2017
  • 34 – The Cat and the Mouse
    Duração: 02min | 21/09/2017
  • 35 – The Fish and the Ring
    Duração: 07min | 20/09/2017
  • 36 – The Magpie’s Next
    Duração: 03min | 19/09/2017
  • 37 – Kate Crackernuts
    Duração: 07min | 18/09/2017
  • 38 – The Cauld Lad of Hilton
    Duração: 02min | 17/09/2017
  • 39 – The Ass, the Table, and the Stick
    Duração: 07min | 16/09/2017
  • 40 – Fairy Ointment
    Duração: 04min | 15/09/2017
  • 41 – The Well of the World’s End
    Duração: 06min | 14/09/2017
  • 42 – Master of All Masters
    Duração: 02min | 13/09/2017
  • 43 – The Three Heads of the Well
    Duração: 08min | 12/09/2017