Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen
Originally published in French, Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen features 20 folk tales from the Slavic countries and territories. Author Aleksander Chodzko, who was a noted folklorist, poet, Iranologist and Slavist. Chodzko worked as a Russian diplomat in Iran, and also worked for the French ministry in Paris. In 1857, he was the chair of Slavic languages and literature at the College de France, and served in this position until 1883.
Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen was a French collection of the beloved fairy tales passed from generation to generation, and the stories were collected for preservation by Chodzko. Emily Harding, also known as Emily Harding Andrews, published her English translation in 1896, Harding was an illustrator for the woman’s suffrage movement, and frequent illustrator of children’s books. Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen was the first book she had published under her own name.
Fairy tales by Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen
- The Spirit of the Steppes
- The Sluggard
- The Story of the Plentiful Tablecloth, the Avenging Wand, the Sash that Becomes a Lake and the Terrible Helmet
- The Sun; Or, The Three Golden Hairs of the Old Man Vsévède
- Tears of Pearls
- The Abode of the Gods - 1. The Two Brothers
- The Abode of the Gods - 2. Time and the King of the Elements
- The Abode of the Gods - 3. The Twelve Months
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