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English Fairy Tales (1890)

by Joseph Jacobs

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A collection of more than eighty traditional stories that recount the adventures of giants, witches, princes, princesses, and animals.

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  pszolovits | Feb 3, 2021 |
Reprint. Orig. publ. London : David Nutt, 1898 ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 19, 2020 |
Some of the notes at the end of the book were more interesting than the fairy tales themselves. There were a lot of the same stories in this collection that I've read in other collections. ( )
1 vote AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
My copy of English Fairy Tales is a 1965 tenth printing of the 1942 Muller edition. The list of the stories given below is for that edition only:

Tom Tit Tot
The Three Sillies
The Old Woman and Her Pig
How Jack Went To Seek His Fortune
Mouse and Mouser
The Story of the Three Little Pigs
Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse
The Story of the Three Bears
Lazy Jack
The Cat and the Mouse
Master of all Masters
My Own Self
The Pedlar of Swaffham
The Hedley Kow
The Three Wishes
The King O' The Cats
The Wee, Wee Mannie
Jack Hannaford
Mr. Vinegar
Nix Nought Nothing
Cap O' Rushes
Jack and the Beanstalk
Mr. Miacca
Jack and His Golden Snuff-Box
Whittington and His Cat
The Strange Visitor
The Fish and the Ring
Jack the Giant-Killer
Kate Crackernuts
The Ass, The Table and the Stick
Fairy Ointment
The Well of the World's End
Tom Hickathrift
Gobborn Seer
Johnny Gloke
The Old Witch
A Pottle O' Brains
The King of England and His Three Sons
The Stars in the Sky
The Little Bull-Calf
The Cauld Lad of Hilton
The Princess of Canterbury
Childe Rowland
The Red Ettin
The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh
King John and the Abbot of Canterbury
Black Bull of Norroway
The History of Tom Thumb
Mr Fox
The Magpie's Nest
A Son of Adam
Stupid's Cries
The Wise Men of Gotham
1 vote JalenV | Nov 27, 2012 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Joseph Jacobsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ardizzone, E.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Batten, John DicksonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gill, MargeryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To My Dear Little May
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Once upon a time there was a woman, and she baked five pies.
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The same title was used both for the original collection (published in 1890) and for a modern anthology (published by Puffin paperbacks in 1970) which includes a selection of tales from "English Fairy Tales" (1890) and "More English Fairy Tales" (1894). There is also a combined edition of the original two books, also called "English Fairy Tales", but distinguished by a subtitle "...being the two collections".

The same title was also used for a collection taken mostly from the 1890 original but also some from the 1894 "More English Fairy Tales (published by Frederick Muller, Ltd. of London in 1942. That the 1965 tenth impression of the Muller edition is a hardcover can be proved because a member here owns a copy of it.)
Abridged from English Fairy Tales (1890) and More English Fairy Tales (1894). Please do not combine.
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A collection of more than eighty traditional stories that recount the adventures of giants, witches, princes, princesses, and animals.

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CONTENTS: Tom Tit Tot; The Three Sillies; The Rose Tree; The Old Woman and Her Pig; How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune; Mr Vinegar; Nix Nought Nothing; Jack Hannaford; Binnorie; Mouse and Mouser; Cap o' Rushes; Teeny Tiny; Jack and the Beanstalk; The Story of the Three Little Pigs; The Master and His Pupil; Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse; Jack and His Golden Snuff Box; The Story of the Three Bears; Jack the Giant Killer; Henny Penny; Childe Rowland; Molly Whuppie; The Red Ettin; The History of Tom Thumb; The Golden Arm; Mr Fox; Lazy Jack; Johnny Cake; Earl Mar's Daughter; Mr Miacca; Dick Whittington and His Cat; The Strange Visitor; The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh; The Cat and the Mouse; The Fish and the Ring; The Magpie's Nest; Kate Crackernuts; The Cauld Lad of Hilton; The Ass the Table and the Stick; Fairy Oinment; The Well of the World's End; Master of All Masters; and The Three Heads of the Well.
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