Europa's Fairy Book

Joseph Jacobs 1854 1916 was a literary and Jewish historian He was a writer for the Jewish Encyclopaedia and a notable folklorist, creating several noteworthy collections of fairy tales He was secretary of the Society of Hebrew Literature from 1878 to 1884, and in 1882 came into prominence as the writer of a series of articles in The Times on the persecution of the JewJoseph Jacobs 1854 1916 was a literary and Jewish historian He was a writer for the Jewish Encyclopaedia and a notable folklorist, creating several noteworthy collections of fairy tales He was secretary of the Society of Hebrew Literature from 1878 to 1884, and in 1882 came into prominence as the writer of a series of articles in The Times on the persecution of the Jews in Russia This led to the formation of the mansion house fund and committee, of which Jacobs was secretary from 1882 to 1900 In 1890 he edited English Fairy Tales, the first of his long series of books of fairy tales published Others include Indian Fairy Tales 1892 , Celtic Fairy Tales 1892 , More English Fairy Tales 1894 and More Celtic Fairy Tales 1895 He was also the author of Book of Wonder Voyages 1896 and The Story of Geographical Discovery 1898.
Europa s Fairy Book Joseph Jacobs was a literary and Jewish historian He was a writer for the Jewish Encyclopaedia and a notable folklorist creating several noteworthy collections of fairy tales He was secreta

  • Title: Europa's Fairy Book
  • Author: Joseph Jacobs John D. Batten
  • ISBN: 9781409925699
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. After Joseph Jacobs, one of the most popular writers of fairy tales for the English language, began collecting and publishing English folktales, he expanded to the rest of the continent, gathering familiar folk and fairy tales like Cinder-Maid and Beauty and Beast, as well as a number of less-known tales. I acquired this gem in a library book sale in Madison, Wisconsin. Many of the tales are so familiar they are easy to place, whereas others are not recognizable until clear comparisons are drawn [...]

    2. Lovely little European folklore book, perfect for all ages.The last quarter of the book is notes about the fairy tales, which are interesting, if terribly Modernist.

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