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Russian Fairy Tales From the Skazki of Polevoi   By: (1854-1909)

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Russian Fairy Tales From the Skazki of Polevoi is a captivating collection of traditional Russian folklore, skillfully translated by Robert Nisbet Bain. With each page, readers are transported to a world filled with enchantment, magic, and mythical creatures.

One of the remarkable aspects of this book is the diverse range of tales it presents. From stories of cunning foxes to benevolent witches, every narrative uniquely captures the essence of Russian folklore. Each tale unravels with a clever plotline, often leaving readers intrigued until the very end. Bain's translation successfully preserves the essence of these stories, showcasing his deep understanding and appreciation of Russian culture.

The characters in these fairy tales are both imaginative and relatable. Whether it's the mischievous but loveable Baba Yaga or the brave young protagonist, readers will find themselves drawn to these vibrant personalities. Bain's translation brings these characters to life on the page, allowing readers to form a genuine connection with them.

Furthermore, the book's exceptional attention to detail elevates the reading experience. The vivid descriptions of the enchanting landscapes and magical realms create a visual feast for the imagination. Each narrative is filled with vibrant colors, intricate imagery, and a sense of wonderment that will captivate readers of all ages. Bain's translation manages to capture the poetic rhythm of the original skazki, preserving the lyrical quality that is inherent in Russian storytelling.

Russian Fairy Tales From the Skazki of Polevoi not only entertains but also offers insights into Russian cultural heritage. The stories provide a glimpse into the values, traditions, and beliefs of Russian society. From the reverence for nature to the underlying moral lessons embedded in each tale, this collection is a window into the rich tapestry of Russian folklore.

This beautifully translated edition is a must-read for anyone interested in fairy tales, mythology, or cultural exploration. Bain's expertise as a translator shines through in every dialogue, ensuring an authentic and enjoyable reading experience. Russian Fairy Tales From the Skazki of Polevoi is a treasure trove of enchanting stories that will transport readers to a world where anything is possible.

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From the Skazki of Polevoi


Illustrated by C. M. Gere

Third Edition


A. H. Bullen 18 Cecil Court, St. Martin's Lane, W.C. 1901


The existence of the Russian Skazki or Märchen was first made generally known to the British Public some twenty years ago by Mr. W. R. S. Ralston in his Russian Folk Tales. That excellent and most engrossing volume was, primarily, a treatise on Slavonic Folk Lore, illustrated with admirable skill and judgment, by stories, mainly selected from the vast collection of Afanasiev, who did for the Russian what Asbjörnsen has done for the Norwegian Folk Tale. A year after the appearance of Mr. Ralston's book, the eminent Russian historian and archæologist, Peter Nikolaevich Polevoi (well known, too, as an able and ardent Shaksperian scholar), selected from the inexhaustible stores of Afanasiev some three dozen of the Skazki most suitable for children, and worked them up into a fairy tale book which was published at St... Continue reading book >>

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