Joseph Jacobs

Joseph Jacobs was an Australian folklorist, literary critic, historian and writer of English literature who became a notable collector and publisher of English Folklore. His work went on to popularize some of the worlds best known versions of English fairy tales including “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Goldilocks and the three bears”, “The Three Little Pigs”, “Jack the Giant Killer” and “The History of Tom Thumb”. He published his English fairy tale collections: English Fairy Tales in 1890 and More English Fairytales in 1894 but also went on after and in between both books to publish fairy tales collected from continental Europe as well as Jewish, “Celtic and Indian Fairytales” which made him one of the most popular writers of fairytales for the English language. Jacobs was also an editor for journals and books on the subject of folklore which included editing the Fables of Bidpai and the Fables of Aesop, as well as articles on the migration of Jewish folklore. He also edited editions of “The Thousand and One Nights”. He went on to join The Folklore Society in England and became an editor of the society journal Folklore. Joseph Jacobs also contributed to the Jewish Encyclopedia.

Europa’s Fairy Book

Europa’s Fairy Book

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This is a lovely little book of fairy tales from throughout Europe. The author wrote the stories by finding tales that were common among many different European countries and cultures. The stories were very approachable, and are appropriate for all ages. There are 25 stories in totaly.

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Indian Fairy Tales

Indian Fairy Tales

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There are even indications of an earlier literary contact between Europe and India, in the case of one branch of the folk-tale, the Fable or Beast Droll. In a somewhat elaborate discussion. I have come to the conclusion that a goodly number of the fables that pass under the name of the Samian slave, Æsop.

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Celtic Fairy Tales

Celtic Fairy Tales

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This Book, Originally published in 1892, this beautifully written collection of Celtic fairy tales is bound to enrapture. Filled to the brim with, as Joseph Jacob says, "both the best, and the best known folk-tales of the Celts," this is the first of his two collections of Celtic folklore. Included in this charming collection are tales of romance, tales that will make you laugh, and tales with sadness intertwined.

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