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Folktales of England
edited by Katharine M. Briggs and Ruth L. Tongue
University of Chicago Press, 1968
Paper: 978-0-226-07494-8 | eISBN: 978-0-226-37582-3 | Cloth: 978-0-226-07493-1
Library of Congress Classification GR141.B7
Dewey Decimal Classification 398.20942

If wonder tales are not abundant in England, other kinds of folktales thrive: local traditions, historical legends, humorous anecdotes. Many of the favorite tales which English-speaking peoples carry with them from childhood come from a long tradition—stories as familiar to Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Spenser, and their many contemporaries as they are to us.

"This is a fine, homely feast, immediately intelligble. . . ."—Times Educational Supplement

". . . should be of special concern to Americans since many of the tales are parallel to or the source of our own folk stories."—Choice

"This is entertainment, to be sure, but is also part of man's attempts to comprehend his world."—Quartet

"Folktales of England is by all odds the most satisfactory general collection of folktales to come out of England since the advent of modern collection and classification techniques."—Ernest W. Baughman, Journal of American Folklore

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