Folklore and Fable: Aesop, Grimm, Andersen: V17 Harvard Classics
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Folklore and Fable: Aesop, Grimm, Andersen: V17 Harvard Classics

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1909. Many tales have been collected and they are represented in the present volume by the household tales preserved by Grimm. Far earlier written down, but less primitive in kind, are the Aesopic Fables. Still more recent, both in kind and in date, are the Wonder stories of modern manufacture represented here by the tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen had a marvelo...more
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1969)
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Karen Giauque
I read these a few pages a day - fun!
You can tell a lot about a culture by their stories because it shows what they value. Grimm's stories showed that the culture was very different than today. Andersen's stories showed a different culture with a set of value.

One thing I loved about Aesop's fables was that he didn't talk about the way things should be but the way things are. I think the use of animals and other objects in his stories made this easier for him to do.
J.H. Everett
It is wonderful to revisit this collection. It reminds me just how much things have been adapted and changed from the original written versions of these works.

More importantly, it reminds me just how pliable these story structures are when creative people get a hold of them. There are infinite possibilities in folklore and mythology.

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I read Aesop's fables.
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Aesop (/ˈiːsɒp/ ee-sop; Ancient Greek: Αἴσωπος, Aisōpos, c. 620–564 BCE) was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and (if they ever existed) no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling trad...more
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