The Key Of Gold: 23 Czech Folk Tales
by Josef Baudis
This rich collection of 23 Czech folk tales offers a golden key to open the door into the meanings of traditional stories that differ in details, but are broadly similar in, motifs from Ireland to India. Though on the surface they appear to deal mostly with the extraordinary rise in fortune of a humble hero or heroine through winning out over daunting forces (wicked relati...more
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Feb 27, 2013 Danielle rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Good tales overall. There was only one that entirely new to me in this collection -- it featured a kind, wise, and exotic "black man" who claimed that while he "had dark skin, his heart was still good." If you're interested in odd takes on color in folktales, this collection is worth reading for his story alone.