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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

Author : David Falkayn
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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: 23. Chapters: Dunno, Ruslan and Ludmila, Vasilisa the Beautiful, Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf, The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda, Go I Know Not Whither and Fetch I Know Not What, The Bold Knight, the Apples of Youth, and the Water of Life, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, The Armless Maiden, The Feather of Finist the Falcon, Foolish Emilyan and the Talking Fish, The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish, The Hairy Man, The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa, The Witch, Father Frost, The Princess Who Never Smiled, The White Duck, The Language of the Birds, The Magic Swan Geese, The Wicked Sisters, The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Knights, The Lute Player, The Death of Koschei the Deathless, Vasilisa the Priest's Daughter, To Your Good Health!, The Golden Slipper, The Wise Little Girl, Ivan the Fool. Excerpt: Dunno, or Know-Nothing (Russian: , Neznayka; from the Russian phrase ,"" don't know) is an anti-hero created by the 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 Ukrainian: , in Spanish: , in German: , in Czech: , in Slovak: , in Romanian: , in Hungarian: , and in Vietnamese: . The three fairy tale novels follow the adventures of the little fictional child-like people living in "Flower City." They are described to be sized like "medium cucumbers," a quality that has earned them the name "shorties" or "mites." ...

Russian Fairy Tales

Author : W. R. S. Ralston
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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 Tales from the Skazki of Polevoi

Author : Petr Polevoi
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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

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 Fairy Tales

Author : Ralston
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There are but few among those inhabitants of Fairy-land of whom "Popular Tales" tell, who are better known to the outer world than Cinderella--the despised and flouted younger sister, who long sits unnoticed beside the hearth, then furtively visits the glittering halls of the great and gay, and at last is transferred from her obscure nook to the place of honor justly due to her tardily acknowledged merits. Somewhat like the fortunes of Cinderella have been those of the popular tale itself. Long did it dwell beside the hearths of the common people, utterly ignored by their superiors in social rank. Then came a period during which the cultured world recognized its existence, but accorded to it no higher rank than that allotted to "nursery stories" and "old wives' tales"--except, indeed, on those rare occasions when the charity of a condescending scholar had invested it with such a garb as was supposed to enable it to make a respectable appearance in polite society. At length there arrived the season of its final change, when, transferred from the dusk of the peasant's hut into the full light of the outer day, and freed from the unbecoming garments by which it had been disfigured, it was recognized as the scion of a family so truly royal that some of its members deduce their origin from the olden gods themselves.

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

Russian Fairy Tales

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

Vasilisa s Russian Fairy Tales

Author : Faina Lorah
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Enjoy this rich, beautiful collection of Russian Fairy Tales as written and illustrated by acclaimed oil painter, Faina Lorah. This book provides a fresh take on traditional Russian folklore with favorite characters such as Baba Yaga, Vasilisa, and Prince Ivan, but told with approachable, modern English and meant to be treasured by a new generation. Each of the 26 illustrations began as a beautiful oil painting, making this treasure a work of art on its own!

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.

How to Survive a Russian Fairy Tale

Author : Nicholas Kotar
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From the author who bravely faced down a seven-headed, fire-breathing, riddle-speaking dragon... and got eaten for his pains. The realm of Russian fairy tales is perilous. You might think you know who’s friend, who’s foe. But you’d be wrong. Wolves might be friends. Old grandmothers might be cannibals. And the idiot might be the wisest man in the room. So say you find yourself at the waystone, a boundary between the real world and the world of story. Every road you take from the waystone leads to danger and the potential of great rewards. But you could end up being eaten, chopped into little pieces, or even turned into a goat. This book is a short guide for your survival. At the end, you’ll find the fountain of youth, riches unimaginable, the man or woman of your dreams…and maybe something even more lasting. But getting there is the real pleasure. Buy this book today to enter the weird and wonderful world of Russian fairy tales.

The Frog Princess

Author : Elena Grand
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Russian folk tale about Tsarevna Frog. This story will teach you to appreciate the inner world, respect and love...

The Fire bird

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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.

Vasilisa the Beautiful

Author : Irina Zheleznova
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CONTENTSVasilisa the BeautifulTsarevich Ivan and Grey WolfThe two IvansFenist the FalconSister Alyonushka and Brother IvanushkaChestnut-GreyFather FrostGo I Know Not Where, Fetch I Know Not WhatLittle Girl and the Swan-GeeseThe Silver Saucer and the Rosy-Cheeked AppleEmelya and the PikeThe Frog TsarevnaWee Little HavroshechkaMarya Morevna the Lovely TsarevnaIvan - Young of Years, Old of WisdomThe Seven Simeons - Seven Brave Workingmen