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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Clouston, W. A. (William Alexander), 1843-1896.
Popular tales and fictions.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2002
|All Authors / Contributors:||
W A Clouston; Christine Goldberg
|ISBN:||1576076164 9781576076163 1576076172 9781576076170|
|Notes:||Originally published: Edinburgh : W. Blackwood & Sons, 1887.|
|Description:||xxxi, 585 p. ; 26 cm.|
|Contents:||2 v. in 1]: v. 1. Invisible caps and cloaks : shoes of swiftness : the inexhaustible purse, etc. ; Gold-producing animals ; Adventures with giants, trolls, ghúls, etc. ; Dragons and monstrous birds ; Petrifying victims : life-tokens : tests of chastity ; Bird-maidens ; Subaqueous fairy halls : forbidden rooms : Cupid and Psyche legends ; Fairy hands : magic barks ; The thankful beasts : secrets learned from birds ; The good man and the bad man ; The ungrateful serpent ; The hare and the tortoise ; Note: The origin of fables ; The four clever brothers ; Cumulative stories ; Aladdin's wonderful lamp ; Note: Life depending on some extraneous object ; The hunchback and the fairies ; The enchanted horse ; The demon enclosed in a bottle : contracts with the evil one, etc. ; "The ring and the fish" legends : men living inside monstrous fish ; Note: Luminous jewels ; Magical transformations --
v. 2. The three graziers and the alewife ; Note: Precocious children ; The silent couple ; Note: The book of the forty vazírs ; The sharpers and the simpleton ; The cobbler and the calf ; "The heir of Linne" ; Note: Story of King Shah Bakht and his vizír ; Whiitington and his cat ; The tailor's dream ; The three travellers and the loaf ; Note: Sending one to an older and the oldest person ; The merchant and the folk of Falsetown ; The robbery of the king's treasury ; Note: Marking a culprit ; Llewellyn and his dog Gellert, of Killhart ; The lover's heart ; The merchant, his wife, and his parrot ; The elopement ; Note: Falling in love through a dream ; Little Fairly ; The lady and her suitors ; How a king's life was saved by a maxim ; Irrational excess of sorrow ; The intended divorce ; The three knights and the lady : the three hunchbacks, etc. ; Note: Women betraying their husbands ; The advantages of speaking to a king ; The lost purse ; An ungrateful son ; Chaucer's "Pardoner's tale" ; Note: On resuscitation in folk-lore ; The lucky imposter ; "Don't count your chickens until they are hatched!" ; The favourite who was envied ; The miller's son; or, Destiny ; "Luckily, theyre not peaches".
|Series Title:||ABC-CLIO classic folk and fairy tales.|
|Responsibility:||W.A. Clouston ; edited and with an introduction by Christine Goldberg.|