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Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Aleksandr Afanas'ev
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The most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English introduces readers to universal fairy-tale figures and to such uniquely Russian characters such as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. Beautifully illustrated, the more than 175 tales culled from a landmark multi-volume collection by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas'ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination. Translated by Norbert Guterman Illustrated by Alexander Alexeieff With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Alexander Afanasyev
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In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures—thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying witches, enchanted children and crafty animals—and such uniquely Russian characters as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. The more than 175 tales culled from a centuries-old Russian storytelling tradition by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas’ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination that will fascinate readers both young and old. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Russian Fairy Tales

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Russian Fairy Tales

Author : W. R. S. Ralston
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For fans of folklore and mythology, this comprehensive volume offers the best of both worlds: an astute introduction to and overview of the common themes and motifs in Russian fairy tales, plus an eclectic collection of charming and enchanting fables, stories, and vignettes.

Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Moura Budberg
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A collection of humorous, romantic, and heroic tales, and bird and animal stories, gathered from the many corners of Russia.

Favorite Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Arthur Ransome
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Six tales of witches, and wizardry, perilous journeys, wise animals, frightful giants and beautiful princesses, among them the legendary Fire-Bird, and more. Newly reset in large, easy-to-read type, with six new illustrations.

Russian Fairy Tales

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Dunno, Father Frost (fairy tale), Foolish Emilyan and the Talking Fish, Go I Know Not Whither and Fetch I Know Not What, Ivan the Fool (story), Ruslan and Ludmila, Skazka, The Armless Maiden, The Bold Knight, the Apples of Youth, and the Water of Life, The Death of Koschei the Deathless, The Feather of Finist the Falcon, The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa, The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, The Golden Slipper, The Hairy Man, The Language of the Birds, The Lute Player, The Magic Swan Geese, The Princess Who Never Smiled, The Scarlet Flower, The Tale of Peter and Fevronia, The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Knights, The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish, The Tale of the Golden Cockerel, The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, The White Duck, The Wicked Sisters, The Wise Little Girl, The Witch (fairy tale), The Wonderful Birch, Three Fat Men, To Your Good Health , Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf, Vasilisa the Beautiful, Vasilisa the Priest's Daughter, Yeruslan Lazarevich. Excerpt: Dunno, or Know-Nothing (Russian: , Neznayka; from the Russian phrase ,"" don't know) is a hero created by Soviet children's writer Nikolay Nosov. Dunno, recognized by his bright blue hat, canary-yellow trousers, orange shirt, and green tie, is the title character of Nosov's world-famous trilogy, The Adventures of Dunno and his Friends (1954), Dunno in Sun City (1958), and Dunno on the Moon (1966). There have been several movie adaptations of the books. His names were translated differently in various languages: in Albanian: , in Chinese: , in Arabic "," in Bengali as "Anari," in Latvian: , in Lithuanian: , in Ukrainian: , in Spanish: , in German: , in Czech: , in Slovak: , in Romanian: , in Hungarian: , in Hindi: and in Vietnamese: . The three fairy tale novels...

Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Alexander Pushkin
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Three of Pushkin s magical fairy tales in new translations, accompanied by Ivan Bilibin s stunning original illustrations, in a beautiful hardcover edition Alexander Pushkin, Russia s greatest poet, was fascinated by Russia s folk history, adapting its fairy tales into captivating poetic versions. In the early twentieth century, the book illustrator Ivan Bilibin likewise fell under the spell of Old Russia, drawing on both folk motifs and art nouveau to produce beautiful illustrations to accompany Pushkin s poems. This irresistible new edition presents three of Pushkin s fairy tales ( The Tale of Tsar Saltan, The Fisherman and the Fish, and The Tale of the Golden Cockerel ) in new versions by the acclaimed translator Antony Wood, alongside Bilibin s sumptuous original illustrations. The result is an enchanting window into Russian poetry, fairy tales, and magic. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators."

Russian Fairy Folk Tales

Author : Alexander Afanasyev
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"Russian Fairy Folk Tales" by Alexander Afanasyev is the most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English. Narodnyye russkiye skazki ("Russian Popular Fairy Tales"), compiled by Aleksandr Afanas'ev (Alexander Afanasyev) between 1855 and 1864 and including over 600 tales introduces readers to universal fairy-tale figures and to such uniquely Russian characters such as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. Narodnyye russkiye legendy ("Russian Popular Legends") was banned by the government censor until 1914, and Lyubimyye Skazki ("Beloved Fairy Tales") collection, which included children's stories satirizing landowners and members of the clergy, was originally published anonymously in Geneva. Aleksandr Nikolayevich Afanas'ev (also Alexander Afanasyev) born 1826, Boguchar, Voronezh province [now in Russia]-died 1871, historian and scholar of Russian folklore known for his compilation of Russian folktales are the part of the World Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Heritage.

RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES FROM THE SKAZKI OF POLEVOI 24 Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Anon E. Mouse
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The existence of the Russian Skazki or Märchen (Stories, Folklore or Fairy Tales) was first made generally known to the British Public in about 1880 by William Ralston in his Russian Folk Tales. A year after the appearance of Ralston's book, the eminent Russian historian and archæologist, Peter Nikolaevich Polevoi selected, from the inexhaustible stores of Afanasiev, some three dozen of the Skazki (stories) most suitable for children, and worked them up into a fairy tale book which was published at St. Petersburg in 1874, under the title of Narodnuiya Russkiya Skazki (Popular Russian Stories). To manipulate these quaintly vigorous old world stories for nursery purposes was, no easy task, but, on the whole, M. Polevoi did his work excellently well, softening the crudities and smoothing out the occasional roughness, turning these charming stories into entirely readable stories for children. It is from the first Russian edition of M. Polevoi's book that the following selection of 24 Russian stories has been made. With the single exception of "Morozko," a variant of which may be familiar to those who know Mr. Ralston's volume. Some of the stories in this volume are: The Golden Mountain Morozko The Flying Ship The Story of the Tsarevich Ivan, and of The Harp that Harped Without A Harper The Story of Gore-Gorinskoe Go I Know Not Whither—Fetch I Know Not What Kuz’ma Skorobogaty The Tsarevna Loveliness-Inexhaustible Verlioka; and many more. As to the merits of these Skazki, they must be left to speak for themselves. So, we invite you to down this book of 24 unique Russian Fairy Tales and curl up in a comfy chair with a mug for of steaming hot chocolate and be whisked away to a country that is still as mysterious as it is large. 10% of the profit from the sale of this eBook will be donated to charities. ============ KEYWORDS/TAGS: Russian, Russia, Skazki, Folklore, fairy tales, myths, legends, folk tales, story, children’s stories, bedtime, fables, culture, cultural, golden mountain, morozko, flying ship, muzhichek, big as your thumb, moustaches, seven versts, long, tsarevich ivan, harp gore gorinskoe, go, fetch, kuz’ma, Kuzma, skorobogaty, tsarevna, loveliness, inexhaustible, verlioka, frog, tsarevna, two sons, ivan, soldier, woman, accuser, Thomas, berennikov, white duck, little fool, little feather, fenist, bright falcon, peasant, demyan, enchanted, ring, brave, labourer, sage, damsel, prophetic, dream, two out, knapsack, marko the rich, vasily the luckless, R, Nisbet Bain, C. M. Gere

Russian Fairy Tales Illustrations by A Alexeieff

Author : Aleksandr Nikolaevich Afanasʹev
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The World of the Russian Fairy Tale

Author : Maria Kravchenko
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In the view of many folklorists the images, motifs and characters that occur in fairy tales the world over, have their origins in the earliest beliefs, customs and ways of life of the people who tell the tales. When sacred tales, laws and rites no longer have a living etiological purpose or relevance, they gradually evolve into what is known as the folk or fairy tale, told mainly to elicit wonder or delight. This book looks at the cultural background, history and mythology of the East Slavs with the aim of discovering the possible origins of certain elements in the Russian Fairy Tale, known as the Skazka. It examines the various types of hero or heroine that people it, their adventures and journeys to the Other World, and the fearsome beings such as the Baba-Yaga, the Zmei and Koshchei whom they meet either on the way to, or in the Other World. The study hopes to shed light on why Russian fairy tale personages act in certain ways, what they might be thought to represent and how they reflect some of the most ancient beliefs known to mankind, in particular, worship of the Mother Goddess, the Earth Goddess.

Russian Legends Folk Tales and Fairy Tales

Author : Lidii͡a Ivanovna Iovleva
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"Legends, folk tales and fairy tales all had a profound impact on Russian painting of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Russian artists who dealt with these subjects chose sometimes to paint large canvases in which the greatness and grandeur of the Russian countryside fuses with the magical world of the imagination. The paintings of Viktor Vasnetsov, Nikolai Roerikh, and Mikhail Vrubel, the illustrations of Ivan Bilibin and Elena Polenova, and the works of Vasily Kandinsky register most impressively the worlds of fantasy and the imagination." "This book presents more than 90 illustrations of these fascinating works, while the essays shed interesting light on how these stories contributed to and influenced the visual arts. The book also contains summaries of the fairy tales depicted in these paintings, whereby the reader is given an overview of the major Russian folk tales."--BOOK JACKET.

Baba Yaga

Author : Sibelan Forrester
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Baba Yaga is an ambiguous and fascinating figure. She appears in traditional Russian folktales as a monstrous and hungry cannibal, or as a canny inquisitor of the adolescent hero or heroine of the tale. In new translations and with an introduction by Sibelan Forrester, Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales is a selection of tales that draws from the famous collection of Aleksandr Afanas'ev, but also includes some tales from the lesser-known nineteenth-century collection of Ivan Khudiakov. This new collection includes beloved classics such as "Vasilisa the Beautiful" and "The Frog Princess," as well as a version of the tale that is the basis for the ballet "The Firebird." The preface and introduction place these tales in their traditional context with reference to Baba Yaga's continuing presence in today's culture--the witch appears iconically on tennis shoes, tee shirts, even tattoos. The stories are enriched with many wonderful illustrations of Baba Yaga, some old (traditional "lubok" woodcuts), some classical (the marvelous images from Victor Vasnetsov or Ivan Bilibin), and some quite recent or solicited specifically for this collection

The Firebird and Other Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Arthur Ransome
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Choice collection of 9 classic tales tells of magical beasts, frightful giants, wicked witches, and beguiling creatures of the sea. A delight for fairy tale fans of all ages.

Russian Folk Fairy Tales

Author : Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev
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Russian Folk Fairy Tales is a wonderful collection of the most famous Russian fairy tales. The “Russian skazki” (“skazatz” means to tell) are the mass of folk-tales distributed widely throughout all the Russias. Handed down, by constant repetition, from generation to generation, a possession common to peasant’s hut and Prince’s palace from a time when history did not exist, they are to-day, from Archangel to the Black Sea, and from Siberia to the Baltic, almost as much a part of the life of the people as the language itself. Famous Russian fairy tales are Vasilisa the Beautiful, Sister Alenushka, brother Ivanushka, The Tale of Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf, Marya Morevna, Princess Frog or Frog-tsarevna, Finist Clear Falcon’s feather or Finist the Falcon.

Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Petr Polevoi
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Russian Fairy Tales is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1892. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres.As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature.Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Arthur Ransome
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RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES "Illustrated 18 Short Fairy Tales for Children" 1. The Magic Swan Geese 2. The Tale of Tsar Saltan 3. Emelya and the Pike 4. The Frog Tsarevna 5. Morozko 6. Twelve Months 7. Tsarevitch Ivan, the Firebird and the Gray Wolf 8. Little Snow Girl (Snegurochka) 9. The Snow Maiden (Snegurochka) 10. Kolobok Dough-Boy

The Russian Folktale by Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp

Author : Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp
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Vladimir Propp is the Russian folklore specialist most widely known outside Russia thanks to the impact of his 1928 book Morphology of the Folktale-but Morphology is only the first of Propp's contributions to scholarship. This volume translates into English for the first time his book The Russian Folktale, which was based on a seminar on Russian folktales that Propp taught at Leningrad State University late in his life. Edited and translated by Sibelan Forrester, this English edition contains Propp's own text and is supplemented by notes from his students. The Russian Folktale begins with Propp's description of the folktale's aesthetic qualities and the history of the term; the history of folklore studies, first in Western Europe and then in Russia and the USSR; and the place of the folktale in the matrix of folk culture and folk oral creativity. The book presents Propp's key insight into the formulaic structure of Russian wonder tales (and less schematically than in Morphology, though in abbreviated form), and it devotes one chapter to each of the main types of Russian folktales: the wonder tale, the "novellistic" or everyday tale, the animal tale, and the cumulative tale. Even Propp's bibliography, included here, gives useful insight into the sources accessible to and used by Soviet scholars in the third quarter of the twentieth century. Propp's scholarly authority and his human warmth both emerge from this well-balanced and carefully structured series of lectures. An accessible introduction to the Russian folktale, it will serve readers interested in folklore and fairy-tale studies in addition to Russian history and cultural studies.

Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Alexei Orleansky
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Selected Russian fairy tales, illustrated by Palekh artist Alexei Orleansky.