World Tales: The Extraordinary Coincidence of Stories Told in All Times, in All Places
Octagon Press Ltd, 1991 - Social Science - 410 pages
No ordinary collection of tales, this anthology was the result of extensive research that led Shah to conclude that there is a certain basic fund of human fictions which recur again and again throughout the world and never seem to lose their compelling attraction. This special paperback version of World Tales concentrates on the essentials, the text of the stories, and omits the illustrations which were part of a previous edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - empress8411 - LibraryThing
Comparing stories from all over the world, this books shows that favorite tales like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty aren't just limited to one country or culture. This is a fascinating read and I highly recommend to anyone interesting in Folk Tales or Fairy Tales. Read full review