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The turnip princess : and other newly discovered fairy tales

Author: Franz Xaver von Schönwerth; Erika Eichenseer; Maria Tatar
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2015.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Franz Xaver von Schönwerth traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria to record fairy tales. Most of Schönwerth's work was lost-- until a few years ago, when thirty boxes of manuscripts were uncovered in a German municipal archive. Available for the first time in English, the tales are violent, dark, full of action, and upend the relationship between damsels in distress and their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fairy tales
Folklore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Xaver von Schönwerth; Erika Eichenseer; Maria Tatar
ISBN: 9780143107422 0143107429
OCLC Number: 881869751
Notes: Translated from the German.
Description: xx, 264 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Tales of magic and romance --
Enchanted animals --
Otherworldly creatures --
Legends --
Tall tales and anecdotes --
Tales about nature. The turnip princess --
The enchanted quill --
The iron shoes --
The wolves --
The flying trunk --
King Goldenlocks --
The beautiful slave girl --
Three flowers --
The figs --
The enchanted musket --
The three abducted daughters --
The portrait --
Ashfeathers --
Twelve tortoises --
Thumbnickel --
Hans the strong man --
Lousehead --
Seven with one blow! --
The burning trough --
The king's bodyguard --
The scorned princess --
The talking bird, the singing tree, and the sparkling stream --
The weasel --
The knight's sash --
The girl and the cow --
The call of the shepherd's horn --
The mark of the dog, pig, and cat --
The three-legged goats --
The traveling animals --
The snake's treasure --
The snake sister --
"Follow me, Jodel!" --
The toad bride --
Prince Dung Beetle --
The three spindles --
The little flax flower --
Woodpecker --
The red silk ribbon --
Twelve brides --
The howling of the wind --
Hans Dudeldee --
The belt and the necklace --
Drunk with love --
Anna Mayala --
In the jaws of the merman --
The king's ring --
The three golden crowns --
Nine bags of gold --
Two brothers --
Tricking the witch --
The enchanted fiddle --
The Devil and the fisherman --
The expert hunter --
A pot of gold in the oven --
Contests with the Devil --
Woud and Freid --
The mouse catcher, or, The boy and the beetle --
Pearl tears --
Flour for the snow --
Hoydel --
The talker --
The clever tailor --
Learning how to steal --
"Don't get mad!" --
Oferla --
Sir Wind and his wife --
The ice giants --
Why snow is white --
The sun takes an oath --
The sun's shadow --
What the moon tried to wear --
The singing tree.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Franz Xaver von Schönwerth ; compiled and edited with a foreword by Erika Eichenseer ; translated with an introduction and commentary by Maria Tatar ; illustrations by Engelbert Suss.
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A volume, in which, the holy trinity of fairy tales - the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen - becomes a quartet.  Read more...

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