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Folklore and Fable - Aesop, Grimm, Anderson (Harvard Classics, 17) (original 1909; edition 1909)

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Title:Folklore and Fable - Aesop, Grimm, Anderson (Harvard Classics, 17)
Info:PF Collier & Sons (1909), Hardcover, 383 pages
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Folk-Lore and Fable: Æsop; Grimm; Andersen by Charles William Eliot (Editor) (1909)



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Aesop was an African slave from the island of Samos, living in the 6th century BC. He fabled at a time when it was dangerous to speak. The habit of summing up the lesson in a "moral" at the end seems to be a convention introduced from India under the influence of Buddhist teachings.
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Eliot, Charles WilliamEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aesopmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Andersen, Hans Christianmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Grimm, Jacobmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Grimm, Wilhelmmain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0766181812, Paperback)

Many tales have been collected and they are represented in the present volume by the household tales preserved by Grimm. Far earlier written down, but less primitive in kind, are the Aesopic Fables. Still more recent, both in kind and in date, are the Wonder stories of modern manufacture represented here by the tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen had a marvelous knack of entertaining children by repeating old folk tales of the type collected by Grimm; and his success in this led him on to attempt inventing new ones.

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