Synopses & Reviews
Compiled in the late 19th century by a Smithsonian Institution ethnologist, this rare collection of unusual fairytales represents both a priceless resource of anthropologic lore as well as magical entertainment. All 32 tales—including "Yelena the Wise," "The King of the Toads," "The Reed Maiden," "Ivan Tsarevich, the Fire-bird, and the Gray Wolf," and more—are derived from sources in Russia and nearby regions. Hours of enchantment for readers of all ages.
This treasury includes 32 tales of enchantment, compiled in the late 19th century by a Smithsonian Institution ethnologist. Stories such as "Yelena the Wise," "The King of the Toads," "The Reed Maiden," and more offer a fascinating resource of anthropologic lore, plus magical entertainment for readers of all ages.
Over 30 tales of enchantment, including "Yelena the Wise," "The King of the Toads," "The Reed Maiden," more. A fascinating resource of anthropologic lore; magical entertainment for readers of all ages.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION TO THE DOVER EDITION
RUSSIAN MYTHS AND FOLK-TALES.
"THE THREE KINGDOMS, - THE COPPER, THE SILVER, AND THE GOLDEN"
"IVAN TSAREVICH, THE FIRE-BIRD, AND THE GRAY WOLF"
"IVAN THE PEASANT'S SON AND THE LITTLE MAN HIMSELF ONE-FINGER TALL, HIS MUSTACHE SEVEN VERSTS IN LENGTH"
THE FEATHER OF BRIGHT FINIST THE FALCON
"THE PIG WITH GOLD BRISTLES, THE DEER WITH GOLDEN HORNS, AND THE GOLDEN-MANED STEED WITH GOLDEN TAIL"
"WATER OF YOUTH, WATER OF LIFE, AND WATER OF DEATH"
THE FOOTLESS AND BLIND CHAMPIONS
THE THREE KINGDOMS
"VASSILISSA GOLDEN TRESS, BAREHEADED BEAUTY"
THE RING WITH TWELVE SCREWS
THE FOOTLESS AND THE BLIND
GO TO THE VERGE OF DESTRUCTION AND BRING BACK SHMAT-RAZUM
Variant of the Rescue of Ivan Tsarevich and the Winning of the Colt
YELENA THE WISE
"THE SEVEN SIMEONS, FULL BROTHERS"
THE ENCHANTED PRINCESS
"VASSILISSA THE CUNNING, AND THE TSAR OF THE SEA"
CHEKH MYTHS AND FOLK-TALES.
"BOYISLAV, YOUNGEST OF TWELVE"
"THE TABLE, THE PACK, AND THE BAG"
THE KING OF THE TOADS
"THE MOUSE-HOLE, AND THE UNDERGROUND KINGDOM"
THE CUIRASSIER AND THE HORNED PRINCESS
THE TREACHEROUS BROTHERS
MAGYAR MYTHS AND FOLK-TALES.
"THE POOR MAN, AND THE KING OF THE CROWS"
THE USELESS WAGONER
"MIRKO, THE KING'S SON"
THE REED MAIDEN
"KISS MIKLOS, AND THE GREEN DAUGHTER OF THE GREEN KING"
"THE HEDGEHOG, THE MERCHANT, THE KING, AND THE POOR MAN"