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Author photo. Alexander N. Afanasjew. Wikimedia Commons.

Alexander N. Afanasjew. Wikimedia Commons.

Alexander Afanasyev (1826–1871)

Author of Russian Fairy Tales

Includes the names: Afanasiev, A N Afanasev, A. Afanasiev, Afanas'ev A., A.N. Afanasjew, A.N. Afanas'ev, Afanassiev a N, A. N. Afanasiev, Afanas'ev A. N., A. N. Afanasév ... (see complete list), A. N. Afanasyev, A.-N. Afanassiev, Afanasev Alexandr, Alexandr Afanas'ev, Alexander Afanasev, Aleksandr Afanasev, Aleksandr Afanasev, Aleksandr Afanasev, Alexsandr Afanasev, Aleksandr Afasanev, Aleksandr Afanas'ev, Aleksandr Afanasév, Alexander Afanasyev, Alexander Afanasyev, Alexander Afanasyev, Alexander Afanasjew, Alexandr Afanásiev, Alexander Afanasiev, Aleksandr Afanasiev, Aleksandr Afanasjev, Alexander Afanasjev, Aleksander Afanas'ev, Alexandr N. Afanasiev, Alexandr N. Afanasyev, Aleksandr N. Afanasjev, Alexander N. Afanasjew, Aleksandr A. Afanasiev, Alexander N. Afanas'ev, Alexander N. Afanasjew, Alexandr N. Afanásiev, Aleksandr N. Afanasyev, Aleksandr N. Afanas'ev, (editor) A.F. Afanesyev, Афанасьев А.Н, アファナーシェフ, アファナーシエフ, А.Н. Афанасьев, Афанасьев А.Н., Alekandr Afanas'ev, Editor, А. н. Афанасьев, Alexandr Afanasiev Nikolaevich, Aleksandr Nikolaevic Afanasjev, Aleksandr Nikolaevic Afanas?ev, Alexander Nikolayevi Afanasyev, Aleksander Nikolaevic Afanasiev, Alexandr Nikoláevich Afánasiev, Alexandr Nikoláevich Afanásiev, Aleksandr Nikolaevitch Afanasiev, Afanassiev Alexandre Nicolaievitch, Александр Афанасьев, Александр Николаевич Афана

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Russian Fairy Tales (Editor) 1,195 copies, 8 reviews
Russian Fairy Tales (Editor) 155 copies, 8 reviews
Erotic Tales of Old Russia 59 copies, 1 review
The Frog Princess (Editor) 43 copies, 2 reviews
Fenist the Falcon (Editor) 42 copies, 3 reviews
Vassilisa the Beautiful 40 copies, 2 reviews
Marya Morevna 31 copies
Russian Fairy Tales : Volume 1 22 copies, 1 review
Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga (Editor) 20 copies, 1 review
Russische verhalen (Contributor) 11 copies
Fiabe russe 2 copies
La abuela Baba - Yaga 1 copy, 1 review
Afanasjew 1 copy
Skazki 1 copy
Марья Моревна 1 copy, 1 review
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Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev was a Russian folklorist who recorded and published over 600 Russian folktales and fairytales. His first collection was published in eight volumes from 1855–67, earning him the reputation of a Russian counterpart to the Brothers Grimm.

Born in 1826 in Boguchar, in Voronezh Governate, he grew up in Bobrov. He was educated at the Voronezh gymnasium and from 1844-48 he studied law at the University of Moscow.

Afanasyev worked for thirteen years at the Moscow's Main Archive Directorate under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Empire. In 1862 he was fired from his position, eventually finding work as a secretary at the Moscow City Duma and at the Moscow Congress of Justices of the Peace.

He died in poverty in 1871, at the age of forty-five.

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