The English And Scottish Popular Ballads: Part I
Francis James Child
Kessinger Publishing, May 1, 2006 - Literary Collections - 272 pages
"This great achievement seems destined to endure as long as the ballads themselves; few scholars have left so lasting a monument."--"Dictionary of American Biography"
Published between 1882 and 1898, Professor Child's study of popular ballads in the English language was the first comprehensive survey of all extant ballads and their known variants. Its absolute fidelity to the original texts, together with Child's invaluable commentary on each ballad, make it an unsurpassed resource. Volume IV, which comprises Parts VII and VIII of the original set, contains ballads 189-265, including "Rob Roy," "Sir James the Rose," "Geordie," "The Gypsy Laddie," "The New-Slain Knight," and "The False Lover Won Back." Unabridged republication of the works originally published between 1882 and 1898.
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Review: The English And Scottish Popular BalladsUser Review - Angie - Goodreads
I love the old mountain ballads, so this collection is must-have for my library. Read full review
Review: The English And Scottish Popular BalladsUser Review - Geoffrey Cubbage - Goodreads
No, I didn't read the whole thing cover-to-cover. What's wrong with you? A fun collection to have around and leaf through. Keep it close to hand for whenever you've got a minute or two to kill and feel like puzzling out some lovely and oddly-spelled English verse. Read full review