About old story-tellers: of how and when they lived, and what stories they told

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Gryphon Books, 1877 - Performing Arts - 237 pages
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Selections from such traditional favorites as Gulliver's Travels, The Arabian Nights, Robinson Crusoe, and Ivanhoe accompanied by background information on the authors, the times in which they lived, and the origins of the stories.

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Contents

LINTRODUCTION
17
FIRST PRINTERS AND THEIR HOMES
27
IIL THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
40
GOLDSMITHS WORK
73
GULLIVER SWIFT
96
TWO FRENCH FRIENDS
129
FAIRY REALM
149
A SCOTCH MAGICIAN
166
ROBINSON CRUSOE
198
HOW A TINKER WROTE A NOVEL
219
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