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Briggs, Katharine M - Folk Tales of Britain: Narratives - ( Item 124197 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2011. First Thus. 3 Fine Hardbacks. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. 3 volumes. Bound in buckram, blocked with individual designs by Hannah Firmin. 'Every nation needs its own collection of folk tales, and this is the fullest and most authoritative we have. To open it anywhere is to sink a shaft into the memory of a people and all that they know ' With these words Philip Pullman introduces a new Folio Society edition of a pioneering publication. Katharine M. Briggs's Folk Tales of Britain: Narratives is an unrivalled collection of stories, from local traditions and historical legends to shaggy dog stories and fairy tales. A cornucopia of storytelling, it is an essential part of both Britain's heritage and the literary heritage of the world.Collected from every corner of Britain, from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands, these stories are wonderfully diverse, with famous tales like Jack and the Beanstalk and Robin Hood, and others less familiar such as Chimbley Charlie. The roots and branches of these tales spread all over the world: 'Old John and Young John' is known in Germany, China and Ireland while 'Jack the Robber' is told as 'The Clever Thief ' in North Carolina. 'Ashpitel' is a Scottish version of the Cinderella story, in which the heroine meets the prince at church rather than at a ball, and is helped by a black lamb instead of a fairy godmother. Many have specific local origins, including tales of places, such as Settle in Yorkshire and Gotham in Nottinghamshire, 'celebrated' for their supposedly foolish inhabitants.

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