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An edition of English Fairy Tales (1890)

English fairy tales

3d ed., rev.
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This edition was published in by Putnam in New York.

From the book:Who says that English folk have no fairy-tales of their own? The present volume contains only a selection out of some 140, of which I have found traces in this country. It is probable that many more exist. A quarter of the tales in this volume, have been collected during the last ten years or so, and some of them have not been hitherto published. Up to 1870 it was equally said of France and of Italy, that they possessed no folk-tales. Yet, within fifteen years from that date, over 1000 tales had been collected in each country. I am hoping that the present volume may lead to equal activity in this country, and would earnestly beg any reader of this book who knows of similar tales, to communicate them, written down as they are told, to me, care of Mr. Nutt. The only reason, I imagine, why such tales have not hitherto been brought to light, is the lamentable gap between the governing and recording classes and the dumb working classes of this country - dumb to others but eloquent among themselves. It would be no unpatriotic task to help to bridge over this gulf, by giving a common fund of nursery literature to all classes of the English people, and, in any case, it can do no harm to add to the innocent gaiety of the nation.

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2009, The Floating Press
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English Fairy Tales
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February 28, 2006, 1st World Library
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English Fairy Tales
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October 31, 2005, IndyPublish.com
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English Fairy Tales
December 2005, North Books
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English Fairy Tales
December 31, 2004, 1st World Library
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English Fairy Tales
July 2003, Tandem Library
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English Fairy Tales: Collected by Joseph Jacobs
August 21, 2003, Adamant Media Corporation
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English Fairy Tales
July 2003, IndyPublish.com
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English Fairy Tales
July 2003, IndyPublish.com
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English fairy tales
1993, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
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English Fairy Tales
October 21, 1993, Everyman's Library
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English Fairy Tales: Englische Märchen
July 1, 1991, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
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1991, DTV
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English Fairy Tales
November 1990, Amereon Limited
Hardcover in English - 3rd Rev edition
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English Fairy Tales (Puffin Classics)
August 1, 1990, Puffin
Paperback in English
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English Fairy Tales
1980, Andre Deutsch
in English
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English Fairy Tales
July 1, 1979, Century Hutchinson (A Division of Random House Group)
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English fairy tales
1970, Penguin
in English
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English fairy tales.
1967, Schocken Books
in English - 3d ed., rev.
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English fairy tales.
1967, Dover Publications
in English
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English fairy tales.
1967, Dover Publications
in English
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English fairy tales
1932, Grosset & Dunlap
in English
Cover of: English folk and fairy tales
English folk and fairy tales
1902, Putnam
in English - 3d ed., rev
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English folk and fairy tales
1902, Putnam
in English - 3d ed., rev
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English fairy tales
1902, G.P. Putnam's sons
in English - 3d ed., rev
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English Fairy tales
1895, Grosset & Dunlap
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English fairy tales
1895, A. L. Burt
in English
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English fairy tales
1890, David Nutt
Hardcover in English
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English fairy tales
19uu, Putnam
- 3d ed., rev.

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English Fairy Tales

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From the book:Who says that English folk have no fairy-tales of their own? The present volume contains only a selection out of some 140, of which I have found traces in this country. It is probable that many more exist. A quarter of the tales in this volume, have been collected during the last ten years or so, and some of them have not been hitherto published. Up to 1870 it was equally said of France and of Italy, that they possessed no folk-tales. Yet, within fifteen years from that date, over 1000 tales had been collected in each country. I am hoping that the present volume may lead to equal activity in this country, and would earnestly beg any reader of this book who knows of similar tales, to communicate them, written down as they are told, to me, care of Mr. Nutt. The only reason, I imagine, why such tales have not hitherto been brought to light, is the lamentable gap between the governing and recording classes and the dumb working classes of this country - dumb to others but eloquent among themselves. It would be no unpatriotic task to help to bridge over this gulf, by giving a common fund of nursery literature to all classes of the English people, and, in any case, it can do no harm to add to the innocent gaiety of the nation.

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ONCE upon a time there was a woman, and she baked five pies.
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English fairy tales

3d ed., rev.

This edition was published in by Putnam in New York.


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