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British Folk Tales and Legends: A Sampler (Routledge Classics)

 
 
 
 
British Folk Tales and Legends: A Sampler (Routledge Classics)
Author: Katharine Briggs
ISBN 13: 9780415286022
ISBN 10: 415286026
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2002-08-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 390
List Price: $20.95
 
 

In 1970 Katharine Briggs published in four volumes the vast and authoritative Dictionary of British Folktales and Legends to wide acclaim. This sampler comprises the very best of those tales and legends. Gathered within, readers will find an extravagance of beautiful princesses and stout stable boys, sour-faced witches and kings with hearts of gold. Each tale is a masterpiece of storytelling, from the hilarious 'Three Sillies' to the delightfully macabre 'Sammle's Ghost'.

Daily Telegraph

Katherine M. Briggs has done a wonderful job of bringing all these old stories together.