A Guide to Folktales in the English Language

A Guide to Folktales in the English Language

Based on the Aarne-Thompson Classification System

Book - 1987
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"Students of folklore and storytellers will find this guide useful." Choice
"Students of folklore and storytellers will find this new guide useful. Ashliman has followed the Aarne-Thompson classification system fairly closely in his geographical classification and his tale type headings. . . . Ashliman's main aim is to `help readers find reliable texts of any given folktale, not only in its best-known version, but also in less familiar variants.' There are cross-references from one tale type to another, a complete listing of Grimm's 200 tales with type classifications as an appendix, and an index of best-known titles and key words from typical plots." Choice

Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1987
ISBN: 9780313259616
Characteristics: xvi, 368 p. ; 24 cm


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