9780313259616-0313259615-A Guide to Folktales in the English Language: Based on the Aarne-Thompson Classification System (Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature)

A Guide to Folktales in the English Language: Based on the Aarne-Thompson Classification System (Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature)

ISBN-13: 9780313259616
ISBN-10: 0313259615
Edition: 1st
Author: Ashliman, D. L.
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Greenwood
Format: Hardcover 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780313259616
ISBN-10: 0313259615
Edition: 1st
Author: Ashliman, D. L.
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Greenwood
Format: Hardcover 384 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Ashliman, D. L. wrote A Guide to Folktales in the English Language: Based on the Aarne-Thompson Classification System (Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature) comprising 384 pages back in 1987. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0313259615 and 9780313259616. Since then A Guide to Folktales in the English Language: Based on the Aarne-Thompson Classification System (Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Students of folklore and storytellers will find this new guide useful. Ashliman has followed the Aarne-Thompson classification system fairly closely in his geographical classification and his tale type headings. . . . Ashliman's main aim is to `help readers find reliable texts of any given folktale, not only in its best-known version, but also in less familiar variants.' There are cross-references from one tale type to another, a complete listing of Grimm's 200 tales with type classifications as an appendix, and an index of best-known titles and key words from typical plots. Choice

A Guide to Folktales in the English Language is designed to assist both the folklore specialist and the general reader in locating the texts of folktales published in collections. Author D.L.Ashliman follows the widely accepted type classification established by folklorists Annti Aarne and Stith Thompson and last revised in 1961, organizing more than 5,000 stories and episodes under some 1,000 basic plots. Each plot is presented in capsule form, followed by the titles and essential bibliographic data of published variants. The result is a comprehensive overview of all major European folktales that will be invaluable for students of folklore, literature, and popular culture.

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