Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.Joseph Jacobs was a writer best known for collecting and publishing English fairy tales.This collection of fairy tales includes classics such as Jack and the Beanstalk, The Story of the Three Bears, and many others.
This Book, Originally published in 1892, this beautifully written collection of Celtic fairy tales is bound to enrapture. Filled to the brim with, as Joseph Jacob says, "e;both the best, and the best known folk-tales of the Celts,"e; this is the first of his two collections of Celtic folklore. Included in this charming collection are tales of romance, tales that will make you laugh, and tales with sadness intertwined. The twenty-six story medley includes: - Guleesh"e; - Conal Yellowclaw"e; - The Shepherd of Myddvai"e; - The Story of Deirdre"e; - The Wooing of Olwen"e; - The Sea-Maiden"e; - Jack and his Master"e; - Beth Gellert"e; - The Battle of the Birds"e; - The Lad with the Goat-Skin"e; And many more! The magic of these stories is brought to life with fantastical sketches by John D. Batten that are interspersed throughout the pages, including eight full-page illustrations. The wonder, witchcraft, and magic found in Celtic tales are sure to enrapture all readers, young and old alike.
This vintage book contains Joseph Jacobs' 1916 collection of fairy tales, "e;European Folk and Fairy Tales"e;, features over two dozen stories taken from popular oral tradition united with John D. Batten's black and white drawings. Heavily influenced by the Brothers Grimm and the romantic nationalism ubiquitous in his contemporary folklorists, Jacobs was responsible for introducing English fairy tales to English children, who had previously chiefly enjoyed those derived from French and German folklore. Beautifully illustrated by John D. Batten, these timeless fairy tales make for ideal bedtime reading and are not to be missed by collectors. Contents include: "e;Cinder-Maid"e;, "e;All Change"e;, "e;The King of the Fishes"e;, "e;Scissors"e;, "e;Beauty and the Beast"e;, "e;Reynard and Bruin"e;, "e;The Dancing Water, Singing Apple, and Speaking Bird"e;, "e;The Language of Animals"e;, "e;The Three Soldiers"e;, "e;A Dozen at a Bow"e;, and more. John Dickson Batten (1860-1932) was a British painter, illustrator and print maker who was a leading light in the Art Nouveau movement. He illustrated a number of of fairy tale books written by Joseph Jacobs as well as English language versions of Arabian Nights and Dante's Inferno. Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's classics and fairy tales - a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's classics and fairy tales - a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.
The Bodhisatta was at one time born in the region of Himavanta as a white crane; now Brahmadatta was at that time reigning in Benares. Now it chanced that as a lion was eating meat a bone stuck in his throat. The throat became swollen, he could not take food, his suffering was terrible. The crane seeing him, as he was perched on a tree looking for food, asked, "e;What ails thee, friend?"e; He told him why. "e;I could free thee from that bone, friend, but dare not enter thy mouth for fear thou mightest eat me."e; "e;Don't be afraid, friend, I'll not eat thee; only save my life."e; "e;Very well,"e; says he, and caused him to lie down on his left side. But thinking to himself, "e;Who knows what this fellow will do,"e; he placed a small stick upright between his two jaws that he could not close his mouth, and inserting his head inside his mouth struck one end of the bone with his beak. Whereupon the bone dropped and fell out. As soon as he had caused the bone to fall, he got out of the lion's mouth, striking the stick with his beak so that it fell out, and then settled on a branch. The lion gets well, and one day was eating a buffalo he had killed. The crane thinking "e;I will sound him,"e; settled on a branch just over him, and in conversation spoke this first verse:"e;A service have we done thee To the best of our ability,King of the Beasts! Your Majesty! What return shall we get from thee?"e;In reply the Lion spoke the second verse:"e;As I feed on blood, And always hunt for prey,'Tis much that thou art still alive Having once been between my teeth."e;Then in reply the crane said the two other verses:"e;Ungrateful, doing no good, Not doing as he would be done by,In him there is no gratitude, To serve him is useless."e;His friendship is not won By the clearest good deed.Better softly withdraw from him, Neither envying nor abusing."e;And having thus spoken the crane flew away.
Originally published in 1892, this beautifully written collection of Celtic fairy tales is bound to enrapture. Filled to the brim with, as Joseph Jacob says, both the best, and the best known folk-tales of the Celts, this is the first of his two collections of Celtic folklore. Included in this charming collection are tales of romance, tales that will make you laugh, and tales with sadness intertwined. The twenty-six story medley includes: Guleesh Conal Yellowclaw The Shepherd of Myddvai The Story of Deirdre The Wooing of Olwen The Sea-Maiden Jack and his Master Beth Gellert The Battle of the Birds The Lad with the Goat-Skin And many more! The magic of these stories is brought to life with fantastical sketches by John D. Batten that are interspersed throughout the pages, including eight full-page illustrations. The wonder, witchcraft, and magic found in Celtic tales are sure to enrapture all readers, young and old alike. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
CELTIC FAIRY TALES is a collection of more than two dozen popular Celtic myths, legends, and folk tales originating among the Celtic peoples of the British Isles (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Man, and England).
We are happy to introduce you to the new collection of Favorite Fairy Tales which consists of The Three Little Pigs The Three Bears The Wolf and the Seven Kids The tales are told by Joseph Jacobs, Robert Southey, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and illustrated by Viktoriya Dunayeva.Published by Animedia Company.
Although born in Australia, the historian and folklorist Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916) spent his adult years in England and America. Educated at Cambridge and Berlin, he came to public attention in 1882 following the publication in The Times of a series of articles on the persecution of Jews in Russia that had followed the assassination of Alexander II. The Mansion House Committee to aid the Jews of Russia was established as a result of these articles. In 1885 he published this book, listing all the printed works on the 'Jewish Question' that had appeared in the previous decade. It is notable that those items originating in Germany form the bulk of the bibliography, providing as much material as all other countries combined. Revealing in its scope, this has been described as the most important contemporary bibliography on the subject.
The pogroms in Russia following the assassination of Alexander II led many Jewish scholars in Europe to examine closely the history and culture of their people. In England, journalist and historian Lucien Wolf (1857-1930) and writer and folklorist Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916) were among those to write articles on the situation in Russia, and also on the wider history of European Judaism. In particular, they were both interested in the chequered history of the Jews in England, and following the successful Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition of 1887 (whose catalogue is also reissued in this series) they jointly compiled this important bibliography. Published in 1888, it was an attempt to list for the first time published works concerned with Judaism in England. Also including entries on manuscripts dating back to the reign of Henry III, this remains an essential resource for students of Anglo-Jewish history.
Many generations of children have enjoyed the enduringly popular fairy tale collections of Joseph Jacobs, one of England's foremost folklorists. Through every change of fashion, their ability to delight and entertain has continued undiminished. The king and queens, the wicked giants, the clever youngest sons, the talking animals and trees, the magic cloaks that make their wearers invisible—these elements stirred the imagination of our parents and ourselves, and will give as much pleasure to our children.In this first of Jacobs' collections, many of the 43 tales will be familiar. Included are "e;Jack and the Beanstalk,"e; "e;The Story of the Three Bears,"e; "e;Henny Penny,"e; and others. The tale of Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar who lived in a vinegar bottle, the story of "e;Nix Nought Nothing,"e; of "e;Mollie Whuppie,"e; and of many others are less well known and will offer a refreshing change from the well-worn favorites.
Soils and national characteristics differ, but fairy tales are the same in plot and incidents the world over. So proved the leading British folklorist Joseph Jacobs (1854–1916) with this now classic volume of 29 traditional tales from India, including some of the oldest recorded tales known."e;The Lion and the Crane,"e; "e;How the Raja's Son Won the Princess Labam,"e; "e;The Broken Pot,"e; "e;The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal,"e; "e;The Talkative Tortoise,"e; "e;The Ass in the Lion's Skin,"e; "e;Why the Fish Laughed,"e; "e;Sun, Moon, and Wind Go Out to Dinner,"e; "e;The Prince and the Fakir,"e; and all the other stories make delightful reading or listening for youngsters who are tired of the same familiar old favorites. John D. Batten's nine full-page plates and his 37 other drawings are reproduced from the original edition.
The pogroms in Russia following the assassination of Alexander II led many Jewish scholars in Europe to examine closely the history and culture of their people. Over three months in 1887 the Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition in London aimed 'to promote knowledge of Anglo-Jewish History; to create a deeper interest in its records and relics, and to aid in their preservation', while also determining 'the extent of the materials which exist for the compilation of a History of the Jews in England'. Artefacts illuminating this history, together with religious art and miscellaneous antiquities, were placed on public display and a series of lectures was given. Various academic enterprises, including the Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica - also edited by Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916) and Lucien Wolf (1857-1930) and reissued in this series - were undertaken as a direct result of this important event. The descriptive catalogue of exhibits, first published in 1888, is also well illustrated with a number of full-page photographs.
The book contains 29 fairy tales from the Jatakas, or birth stories of Buddha, the fables of Bidpai and from other Sanskrit sources. The stories are humorous and imaginative and preserve the best nursery elements of Hindu folk-tales. Contents: Joseph Jacobs - Biography And Bibliography PrefaceThe Lion And The CraneHow The Raja's Son Won The Princess LabamThe LambikinPunchkinThe Broken PotThe Magic FiddleThe Cruel Crane OutwittedLoving LailiThe Tiger, The Brahman, And The JackalThe Soothsayer's SonHarisamanThe Charmed RingThe Talkative TortoiseA Lac Of Rupees For A Bit Of AdviceThe Gold-Giving SerpentThe Son Of Seven QueensA Lesson For KingsPride Goeth Before A FallRaja RasaluThe Ass In The Lion's SkinThe Farmer And The Money-LenderThe Boy Who Had A Moon On His Forehead And A Star On His ChinThe Prince And The FakirWhy The Fish LaughedThe Demon With The Matted HairThe Ivory City And Its Fairy PrincessHow Sun, Moon, And Wind Went Out To DinnerHow The Wicked Sons Were DupedThe Pigeon And The Crow Notes And References I. The Lion And The Crane. Ii. Princess Labam. Iii. Lambikin. Iv. Punchkin. V. The Broken Pot. Vi. The Magic Fiddle. Vii. The Cruel Crane Outwitted. Viii. Loving LailiIx. The Tiger, The Brahman, And The Jackal. X. The Soothsayer's Son. Xi. Harisarman. Xii. The Charmed Ring. Xiii. The Talkative Tortoise. Xiv. Lac Of Rupees. Xv. The Gold-Giving Serpent. Xvi. The Son Of Seven Queens. Xvii. A Lesson For Kings. Xviii. Pride Goeth Before A Fall. Xix. Raja Rasalu. Xx. The Ass In The Lion's Skin. Xxi. The Farmer And The Money-Lender. Xxii. The Boy With Moon On Forehead. Xxiii. The Prince And The Fakir. Xxiv. Why The Fish Laughed. Xxv. The Demon With The Matted Hair. Xxvi. The Ivory Palace. Xxvii. Sun, Moon, And Wind. Xxviii. How Wicked Sons Were Duped. Xxix.
Forty-three traditional English fairytales collected by famed folklorist Joseph Jacobs. Contains childhood favourites such as Jack and the Beanstalk, the Three Little Pigs and Tom Thumb, as well as some forgotten classics like The Well of the World's End, The Magpie's Nest and Kate Crackernuts.
A classic collection of fantastic fairy tales drawn from the rich folklore of India and its neighbour countries.
Experience the whimsy, charm and magic of the Celtic imagination in this captivating collection of timeless stories that have enchanted generations of youngsters and adults.Among the eight popular tales included here are "e;The Fate of the Children of Lir,"e; a haunting narrative of four children turned into swans by a wicked stepmother; "e;The Shepherd of Myddvai,"e; in which a beautiful woman, risen from the sea, orders her husband-to-be to observe certain rules; and "e;Beth Gellert,"e; a touching tale of a brave dog that dies after saving a child's life. Five additional stories include "e;The Tale of Ivan,"e; "e;Morraha,"e; "e;The Story of Deirdre,"e; "e;The Llanfabon Changeling,"e; and "e;The Sea-Maiden."e;Reset in large, easy-to-read type, these engaging stories are enhanced by six new illustrations.
Ever since - almost exactly a hundred years ago - the Grimms produced their Fairy Tale Book, folk-lorists have been engaged in making similar collections for all the other countries of Europe, outside Germany, till there is scarcely a nook or a corner in the whole continent that has not been ransacked for these products of the popular fancy. The Grimms themselves and most of their followers have pointed out the similarity or, one might even say, the identity of plot and incident of many of these tales throughout the European Folk-Lore field. Von Hahn, when collecting the Greek and Albanian Fairy Tales in 1864, brought together these common formulae of the European Folk-Tale. These were supplemented by Mr. S. Baring-Gould in 1868, and I myself in 1892 contributed an even fuller list to the Hand Book of Folk-Lore. Most, if not all of these formulae, have been found in all the countries of Europe where folk-tales have been collected. In 1893 Miss M. Roalfe Cox brought together, in a volume of the Folk-Lore Society, no less than 345 variants of Cinderella and kindred stories showing how widespread this particular formula was throughout Europe and how substantially identical the various incidents as reproduced in each particular country
This collection of Celtic Fairy tales was put together by noted Celtic expert Joseph Jacobs in the late 19th and early 20th Century. Including famous legends such as 'Conal Hammerclaw' and 'The Sea Maiden', this book will excite and delight fans of the Celtic arts, those who appreciate classic literature, and story-lovers in general.
Think Greek myths are the be-all and end-all of supernatural folk tales in the Western tradition? Think again. Folk tale expert Joseph Jacobs takes readers on a whimsical tour of the incredibly rich tapestry of fairy stories and other mystical and magical narratives that originated in the region now known as England.
Illustrated by John D. Batten. Stories selected by Jennifer Chandler, The Folklore Society. The captivating Irish stories collected in this new edition include both comic tales such as Paddy O'Kelly and the Weasel, and tales of heroes from ancient literature such as How Cormac Mac Art went to Faery. By turns funny, fantastical and mysterious, the stories are matched in liveliness by the original illustrations of John D. Batten. It would be hard to find a better introduction for children to the special magic of Celtic storytelling. The stories in this book are taken from Joseph Jacob's classic two-volume collection Celtic Fairy Tales (1891-2) and More Celtic Fairy Tales (1894)
One of the great nineteenth-century folklorists, Joseph Jacobs collected stories from oral sources and made scholarly notes on their origin, but he deliberately recorded them in a plain and direct style which he thought suitable for children and which makes them 'supremely tellable'. First published in 1890, his famous collection includes all the well-known tales, such as JACK AND THE BEANSTALK and DICK WHITTINGTON, as well as British variants of stories common to many cultures. The illustrations by John Batten are taken from the first edition.