World Tales: The Extraordinary Coincidence of Stories Told in All Times, in All Places

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Octagon Press Ltd, 1991 - Social Science - 410 pages
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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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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

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Idries Shah (1924-1996), whose family lived in Afghanistan for a thousand years, is an internationally known authority on the region and his books on Sufism are considered seminal. "The Sufis," first published in 1964, is a first-of-its-kind modern statement on Sufism. Shah is the author of more than twenty books and has a readership spanning East and West.

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