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Russian Fairy Tales by Alexander Afanasyev
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Russian Fairy Tales (1945)

by Aleksandr Afanasev (Editor)

Other authors: Swetlana Geier (Translator)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

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I bought the Kindle version of this, and I was very pleased with it. I am looking at it on my iPhone, and I am sure that it is even better on a actual Kindle or a tablet. Bilibin's illustrations are beautiful, detailed, and glowing, and being on Kindle can be expanded to see the detail. These are long versions of the stories, which is fine with me. The automatic print is a little small on the iPhone, but of course can be enlarged, and probably is no problem on a larger device. My only complaint is that there is no table of contents and it is apparently not possible to bookmark the beginnings of the tales.

Contents:
Vasilisa the Beautiful
Maria Morevna
Finist the Falcon
The Frog-Tsarevna
Tsarevich Ivan, the Firebird and the Grey Wolf ( )
  juglicerr | Jan 4, 2017 |
This is the first book that made me fall in love with the Pantheon Fairy Tale Library.

It's a collection of Russian Folk Tales, with a decent index and cute illustrations that go along with the stories. ( )
  suzemo | Mar 31, 2013 |
This is the first book that made me fall in love with the Pantheon Fairy Tale Library.

It's a collection of Russian Folk Tales, with a decent index and cute illustrations that go along with the stories. ( )
  suzemo | Mar 31, 2013 |
Folio society's publication of [b:Russian Fairy Tales|164695|Russian Fairy Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)|Alexander Afanasyev|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320464955s/164695.jpg|159010] by Pantheon, which is one of my favoritest books in the universe. Evar. It has all of the same myths and folk tales (none omitted) as the "regular" Pantheon version. Beautifully bound and with 15 pen and ink illustrations from selected folk tales. It's like my favorite book in the universe mated with a giant ball of awesome, implanted the blastocyst in a tree that had an artist captive inside and then had a beautiful baby made of win. ( )
  suzemo | Mar 30, 2013 |
Folio society's publication of [b:Russian Fairy Tales|164695|Russian Fairy Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)|Alexander Afanasyev|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320464955s/164695.jpg|159010] by Pantheon, which is one of my favoritest books in the universe. Evar. It has all of the same myths and folk tales (none omitted) as the "regular" Pantheon version. Beautifully bound and with 15 pen and ink illustrations from selected folk tales. It's like my favorite book in the universe mated with a giant ball of awesome, implanted the blastocyst in a tree that had an artist captive inside and then had a beautiful baby made of win. ( )
  suzemo | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Afanasev, AleksandrEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Geier, SwetlanaTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alexeieff, AleksanderIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Andrejew, Leonid AndrejewitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Babel, Isaak EmmanuilowitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bilibin, IvanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dostojewski, Fjodor M.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eng, Jan van derTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fedin, Konstantin AlexandrowitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ferguson, Margaretha DorotheaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Garsjin, Wsewolod MichailowitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gogol, Nikolai WassiljewitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gorki, MaximContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gribatsjow, NikolajContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guterman, NorbertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hagg, J. N.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heemskerk, MariaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ilf, IljaContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jakobson, Romansecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jakobson, Romansecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jakobson, Romansecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jas, E. B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Katajew, Walentin PetrowitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kazakow, JoeriContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Koeprin, Alexander IwanowitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Korolenko, Wladimir GalaktionowitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lawrenjow, BorisContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leonow, Leonid MaximowitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lermontow, Michail JoerjewitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leskow, Nikolai SemjonowitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Liedmeier, JeanneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nagibin, JoeriContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nekrasow, ViktorContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Obolonsky, N.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pasternak, Boris LeonodowitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paustowski, Konstantin GeorgjewitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pilnjak, Boris A.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Poesjkin, Alexander SergejewitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Puttapipat, NirootIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Romanow, PantelejmonContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sjolochow, Michail AlexandrowitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tatar, MariaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Toergenew, Iwan SergejewitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tolstoj, Lew Nikolajewitsj GraafContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tsjechow, Anton PawlowitsjContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tunjanow, JoeriContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wielek-Berg, W.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zaroedin, NikolaiContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zosjtsjtenko, MichailContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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CONTENTS:

The Wondrous Wonder, the Marvelous Marvel p.13

The Fox Physician p.15

The Death of the Cock p.17

Misery p.20

The Castle of the Fly p.25

The Turnip p.26

The Hen p.27

Riddles p.29

The Enchanted Ring p.31

Foma and Erema, the Two Brothers p.37

The Just Reward p.39

Salt p.40

The Golden Slipper p.44

Emelya the Simpleton p.46

The Three Kingdoms p.49

The Pike with the Long Teeth p.54

The Bad Wife p.56

The Miser p.58

The Nobleman and the Peasant p.59

The Goat Comes Back p.61

Ivanushka the Little Fool p.62

The Crane and the Heron p. 66

Aliosha Popovich p.67

The Fox Confessor p. 72

The Bear p.74

The Spider p.75

Baba Yaga and the Brave Youth p.76

Prince Ivan and Princess Martha p.79

The Cat, the Cock, and the Fox p. 86

Baldak Borisievich p.90

Know Not p.97

The Magic Shirt p.110

The Three Pennies p.113

The Princess Who Wanted to Solve Riddles p.115

A Soldier's Riddle p.117

The Dead Body p.118

The Frog Princess p.119

The Speedy Messenger 124

Vasilisa, the Priest's Daughter p.131

The Wise Maiden and the Seven Robbers p.134

The Mayoress p.141

Ivan the Simpleton p.142

Father Nicholas and the Thief p.145

Burenushka, the Little Red Cow p. 146

The Jester p.151

The Precious Hide p.156

The Cross Is Pledged as Security p.159

The Daydreamer p.161

The Taming of the Shrew p.161

Quarrelsome Demyan p.163

The Magic Box p.164

Bukhtan Bukhtanovich p.168

The Fox and the Woodcock p.171

The Fox and the Crane p.171

The Two Rivers p. 172

Nodey, the Priest's Grandson p.173

The Poor Wretch p.177

The Fiddler in Hell p.186

The Old Woman Who Ran Away p.182

Two Anecdotes p.184

The Singing Tree and the Talking Bird p. 184

The Ram Who Lost Half His Skin p.188

The Fox as Midwife p.191

The Fox, the Hare, and the Cock p.192

Baba Yaga p.194

The Ram, the Cat, and the Twelve Wolves p.196

The Fox and the Woodpecker p.199

The Snotty Goat p.200

Right and Wrong p.202

The Potter p.208

The Self-Playing Gusla p. 211

Marco the Rich and Vasily the Luckless p.213

Ivanko the Bear's Son p.221

The Secret Ball p.224

The Indiscreet Wife p.226

The Cheater Cheated p. p.228

The Maiden Tsar p.229

Ivan the Cow's Son p.234

The Wolf and the Goat p.249

The Wise Little Girl p.252

Danilo the Luckless p.255

Ivan the Peasant's Son and the Thumb-Sized Man p.262

Death of a Miser p.268

The Footless Champion and the Handless Champion p.269

Old Favors Are Soon Forgotten p.273

The Sheep, the Fox, and the Wolf p.275

The Brave Laborer p. 276

Daughter and Stepdaughter p.278

The Stubborn Wife p.280

Six Anecdotes p.280

Snow White and the Fox p. 283

Foma Berennikov p.284

The Peasant, the Bear, and the Fox p.288

Good Advice p. 289

Horns p.292

The Armless Maiden p.294

Frolka Stay-at-Home p.299

The Milk of Wild Beasts p.304

How a Husband Weaned His Wife from Fairy Tales p.308

The Cock and the Hen p.309

The Fox and the Lobster p.310

Nikita the Tanner p.310

The Wolf p.312

The Goat Shedding On One Side p. 312

The Bold Knight, the Apples of Youth, and the Water of Life p.314

Two Out of the Sack p.321

The Man Who Did Not Know Fear p.325

The Merchant's Daughter and the Maidservant p.327

The Priest's Laborer p.332

The Peasant and the Corpse p.333

The Arrant Fool p.334

Lutoniushka p.336

Barter p.338

The Grumbling Old Woman p.340

The White Duck p.342

If You Don't Like It, Don't Listen p.345

The Magic Swan Geese p.349

Prince Danila Govorila p.351

The Wicked Sisters p.356

The Princess Who Never Smiled p.360

Baba Yaga p.363

Jack Frost p.366

Husband and Wife p.369

Little Sister Fox and the Wolf p.371

The Three Kingdoms, Copper, Silver and Golden p.375

The Cock and the Hand Mill p. 387

Tereshichka p.389

King Bear p.393

Magic p.399

The One-Eyed Evil p.404

Sister Alionushka, Brother Ivanushka p.406

The Seven Semyons p.410

The Merchant's Daughter and the Slanderer p.415

The Robbers p.419

The Lazy Maiden p.423

The Miraculous Pipe p.425

The Sea King and Vasilisa the Wise p. 427

The Fox as Mourner p.437

Vasilisa the Beautiful p. 439

The Bun p.447

The Foolish Wolf p.450

The Bear, the Dog, and the Cat p.453

The Bear and the Cock p.455

Dawn, Evening, and Midnight p.457

Two Ivans, Soldier's Sons p.463

Prince Ivan and Byely Polyanin p.475

The Crystal Mountain p.482

Koshchey the Deathless p. 485

The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa p.494

Beasts in a Pit p.498

The Dog and the Woodpecker p.499

Two Kinds of Luck p.501

Go I Know Not Whither, Bring Back I Know Not What p.504

The Wise Wife p.521

The Goldfish p. 528

The Golden-Bristled Pig, the Golden-Feathered Duck; and
the Golden-Maned Mare p.533

The Duck with Golden Eggs p.541

Elena the Wise p.545

Treasure-Trove p.550

Maria Morevna p.553

The Soldier and the King p.563

The Sorceress p. 567

Ilya Muromets and the Dragon p. 569

The Devil Who Was a Potter p.576

Clever Answers p.578

Dividing the Goose p. 579

The Feather of Finist, the Bright Falcon p. 580

The Sun, the Moon, and the Raven p. 588

The Bladder, the Straw, and the Shoe p.590

The Thief p.590

The Vampire p.593

The Beggar's Plan p. 599

Woman's Way p.599

The Foolish German p.600

The Enchanted Princess p.600

The Raven and the Lobster p.612

Prince Ivan, the Firebird, and the Gray Wolf p.612

Shemiaka the Judge p. 625

Commentary p.629

Index p.657
[retrieved from LOC.Gov, May 5, 2014, some corrections & additions]
Contents:
Vasilisa the Beautiful
Maria Morevna
Finist the Falcon
The Frog-Tsarevna
Tsarevich Ivan, the Firebird and the Grey Wolf
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394730909, Paperback)

Translated by Norbert Guterman
Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings by Alexander Alexeieff
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures—thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying witches, enchanted children and crafty animals—and such uniquely Russian characters as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. The more than 175 tales culled from a centuries-old Russian storytelling tradition by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas’ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination that will fascinate readers both young and old.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:16 -0400)

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A collection of the classic Russian folk and fairy tales.

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