A Guide to Folktales in the English Language: Based on the Aarne-Thompson Classification System

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Greenwood Press, 1987 - Reference - 368 pages
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A Guide to Folktales in the English Language is designed to assist both the folklore specialist and the general reader in locating the texts of folktales published in collections. Author D.L.Ashliman follows the widely accepted type classification established by folklorists Annti Aarne and Stith Thompson and last revised in 1961, organizing more than 5,000 stories and episodes under some 1,000 basic plots. Each plot is presented in capsule form, followed by the titles and essential bibliographic data of published variants. The result is a comprehensive overview of all major European folktales that will be invaluable for students of folklore, literature, and popular culture.

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Contents

Magic Tales types 300745A
51
Religious Tales types 750A849
150
Romantic Tales types 850992A
170
Anecdotes types 10001965
204
Formula Tales types 20102335
310
Secondary Literature
328
Index
345
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About the author (1987)

D. L. ASHLIMAN is Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Pittsburgh. His previous publications include Voices from the Past: The Cycle of Life in Indo-European Folktales (1993, 1995), Once upon a Time: The Story of European Folktales (1994), and A Guide to Folktales in the English Language (Greenwood, 1987).

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