Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Salzburg Tales” as Want to Read:
The Salzburg Tales
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Salzburg Tales

by
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Christina Stead's The Salzburg Tales is a unique collection of short stories which in its scope, richness of fantasy and range of characters compares with The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales and other works in that older tradition which the author has described as a "treasury of story".
Paperback, Virago Modern Classics, 498 pages
Published December 28th 1986 by Virago Press Ltd (first published 1934)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Salzburg Tales, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Salzburg Tales

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 81)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Katie
The Salzburg Tales is a 1930′s take on Chaucer’s famous Canterbury Tales, following the same pattern of a group of strangers meeting (in this case they are all attending the opera at the Salzburg Festival) and deciding to tell stories to pass the time. A 1930′s take on The Canterbury Tales? What’s not to love? Well, quite a bit if I’m honest.

For a start, Stead’s characters are nowhere near as diverse and interesting as Chaucer’s are, and I think that’s partly due to the set up of her frame narra
...more
Velvetink
bargain = 1 of 29 books for $5.
Julia Alexis
Julia Alexis marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2015
Rosie
Rosie marked it as to-read
Jul 23, 2015
F Cats
F Cats marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2015
Theresa Cummings
Theresa Cummings marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2015
Mohsenfahmy Moussa
Mohsenfahmy Moussa marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2015
Jonathan
Jonathan marked it as to-read
Jun 25, 2015
Nicole
Nicole marked it as to-read
Jun 22, 2015
Mike
Mike marked it as to-read
May 20, 2015
Virginia Pinto
Virginia Pinto marked it as to-read
May 09, 2015
Lionzo
Lionzo marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2015
James Barker
James Barker marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2015
Courtney
Courtney marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2015
Matthew
Matthew marked it as to-read
Nov 22, 2014
Lauren
Lauren marked it as to-read
Nov 22, 2014
Sally Howes
Sally Howes marked it as to-read
Dec 12, 2014
ShyPageSniffer
ShyPageSniffer marked it as to-read
Oct 17, 2014
J
J marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2014
Twl Newtown
Twl Newtown marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2014
Burns
Burns marked it as to-read
May 20, 2014
Rebecca
Rebecca marked it as to-read
Feb 14, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
76328
Christina Stead (1902–1983) was an Australian writer regarded as one of the twentieth century’s master novelists. Stead spent most of her writing life in Europe and the United States, and her varied residences acted as the settings for a number of her novels. She is best known for The Man Who Loved Children (1940), which was praised by author Jonathan Franzen as a “crazy, gorgeous family novel” an ...more
More about Christina Stead...
The Man Who Loved Children For Love Alone Letty Fox: Her Luck Seven Poor Men of Sydney I'm Dying Laughing

Share This Book