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Russian Fairy Tales

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Russian Fairy Tales is an anthology of stories by a noted Russian scholar and translator. The 51 stories are thematically organized with introductory material to put them both in the context of Russian folklore and in their relation to the myths of other cultures. This text has something for the intellectual reader as well as for someone who just likes a good fairy tale.

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Russian Fairy Tales.

A CHOICE COLLECTION

OF

MUSCOVITE FOLK LORE.

BY

W. R. S. RALSTON, M. A.,

OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM, CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE IMPERIAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF RUSSIA, AUTHOR OF "THE SONGS OF THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE," "KRILOF AND HIS FABLES," ETC.

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NEW YORK: HURST & CO., PUBLISHERS, 122 NASSAU STREET.

[Illustration: The King got on the Eagle's back. Away they went flying. Page 131.]

To the Memory of

ALEXANDER AFANASIEF

I Dedicate this Book,

TO HIM SO DEEPLY INDEBTED.

PREFACE.

The stories contained in the following pages are taken from the collections published by Afanasief, Khudyakof, Erlenvein, and Chudinsky. The South Russian collections of Kulish and Rudchenko I have been able to use but little, there being no complete dictionary available of the dialect, or rather the language, in which they are written... Continue reading book >>


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