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World tales : the extraordinary coincidence of stories told in all times, in all places

Author: Idries Shah
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An illustrated collection of 65 folktales, each with an introduction outlining the appearance of the tale in various cultures.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
World tales.
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979
(OCoLC)561786928
Online version:
World tales.
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979
(OCoLC)608380339
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Idries Shah
ISBN: 015199434X 9780151994342
OCLC Number: 4858129
Description: xi, 258 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Tales of a parrot (India) --
Dick Whittington (England) --
Don't count your chickens (Spain) --
The hawk and the nightingale (Greece) --
Cecino the tiny (Tuscany) --
Her lover's heart (India) --
The new hand (United States) --
The mastermaid (Norway) --
The hermit (France) --
The maiden wiser than the tsar (Serbia) --
The travelling companion (Denmark) --
The riddles (Turkestan) --
The grateful animals and the ungrateful man (Tibet) --
The value of a treasure hoard (China) --
Patient Griselda (England) --
How evil produces evil (Italy) --
The ghoul and the youth of Ispahan (Persia) --
The pilgrim from paradise (India) --
The blind ones and the matter of the elephant (Afghanistan) --
Anpu and Bata (Egypt) --
God is stronger (Madagascar) --
The happiest man in the world (Uzbekistan) --
The gorgon's head (Greece) --
The Brahmin's wife and the mongoose (India) --
The magic bag (Morocco) --
Catherine's fate (Sicily) --
The desolate island (Palestine) --
Gazelle horn (Tibet) --
Tom Tit Tot (England) --
The silent couple (Arabia) --
Childe Rowland (Scotland) --
The tale of Mushkil Gusha (Middle East) --
The food of paradise (Central Asia) --
The lamb with the golden fleece (Europe) --
The man with the wen (Japan) --
The skilful brothers (Albania) --
The Algonquin Cinderella (North American Indian) --
The kindly ghost (Sudan) --
The ass in pantherskin (India) --
The water of life (Germany) --
The serpent (Albania) --
The wonderful lamp (Italy) --
Who was the most generous? (England) --
Cupid and Psyche (Italy) --
The royal detectives (Egypt) --
Conflict of the magicians (Wales) --
False witnesses (Germany) --
The cobbler who became an astrologer (Persia) --
The two travellers (China) --
The fisherman and his wife (Germany) --
Impossible judgement (Spain) --
Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary (Ireland) --
Riquet with the tuft (France) --
The lost camel (India) --
The beggar and the gazelle (Middle East) --
The apple on the boy's head (Iceland) --
The boots of Hunain (Arabia) --
The three caskets (England) --
The land where time stood still (Romania) --
The man turned into a mule (Spain) --
The fox and the hedgehog (Greece) --
The bird maiden (Arabia) --
The slowest may win the race (Thailand) --
The three imposters (Spain) --
Occasion (Sicily).
Responsibility: collected by Idries Shah.

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An illustrated collection of 65 folktales, each with an introduction outlining the appearance of the tale in various cultures.

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