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French Folktales: From the Collection of Henri Pourrat

Pourrat, Henri

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ISBN 10: 0679748334 / ISBN 13: 9780679748335
Published by Pantheon Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1994
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Good condition. Clean text, few breaks in the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 088264

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Title: French Folktales: From the Collection of ...

Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Selected from Henri Pourrat's classic Le tresor des contes, one of the finest folktale collections in the world, these one-hundred-odd legends, fairy tales, devotional pieces, jokes, and animal stories from the rural provinces of France comprise a magical volume. Fairies, changelings, giants, demons, bumpkins, knaves, bewitched and bewitching princesses, bandits, and others enact stories of perilous tests of love, contests with the devil, the beneficence of saints, and more.

Royall Tyler's translation deftly captures the vigor and resonance of the originals, and his cogent introduction illuminates for the reader the earthy, chilling, mischievous, and mystical realm these tales evoke.

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"Delightful . . . . The sly wit of the country Frenchman comes through in some wonderful ways . . . .a boon to the folklorist as well as the general reader."

Roger D. Abrahams, editor of African Folktales and Afro-American Folktales

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