Selected Bibliography

Most of the stories in this series combine source material and motifs from many public domain sources, and the same tale often occurs in folklore of several countries. Much of the material is original to me. Here are some sources I have consulted.

Basile, Giambattista. The Pentameron of Giambattista Basile, trans. Sir Richard Burton. (Originally published Naples, Italy, 1634-1636.)

Bettelheim, Bruno. The Uses of Enchantment: the Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales. NY: Vintage Books, 1977.

Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Decameron of Boccaccio. Italy, 1349-1351.

Calvino, Italo. Italian Folktales. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc, translated 1980. (Originally copyrighted in Italy in 1956.)

Crane, Thomas. Italian Popular Tales. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1885.

Curtin, Jeremiah. Myths and Folk-Tales of the Russians, Western Slavs, and Magyars. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1971. (First published Boston, 1890.)

Dasent, Sir George. Tales from the Fjeld: Stories from the Norse. New York: Putnam’s, 1896. (From Popular Tales from the Norse by P. Ch. Asbjornsen.)

Franz, Marie-Luise von. Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales. Zurich, Postfach 190: Spring Publications, 1974.

Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Household Tales. Translated by Margaret Hunt. London: George Bell, 1884. I used the version at CMU, A better version of Hunt is now at Memorial University of Newfoundland,

__________. Household Stories from the Collection of the Bros. Grimm. Translated by Crane, Lucy. New York: Dover, 1963. (From an edition published New York, 1886.)

__________. The Project Gutenberg Etext Fairy Tales, by the Grimm Brothers. April, 2001 [Etext #2591] Translated by Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes. (From Kinder and Hausmarchen)

Jacobs, Joseph. English Fairy Tales. Third edition, revised. NY: Schocken Books, 1967. Originally published 1890.

__________. More English Fairy Tales. NY: Putnam, nd.

__________. Celtic Fairy Tales. Originally published 1892.

__________. Indian Folk and Fairy Tales. NY: Putnam, nd.

Lang, Andrew. Fairy Books. (The Coloured Fairy Books) Originally published beginning circa 1889.

__________. The Arabian Nights Entertainments. Originally published 1898.

Luthi, Max. The Fairytale as Art Form and Portrait of Man. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984.

__________. Once Upon a Time: On the Nature of Fairy Tales. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1976. Some psychologists in this bibliography have good things to say about the stories, but I do rather wish they had read Alice Miller instead of Freud.

Propp, Vladimir. The Morphology of the Folktale. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986.

Ralston, W. R. S., M.A. Russian Folktales. London: Smith, Elcer, & Co., 1873.

Tatar, Maria M. The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987.

Thorpe, Benjamin. Yule-Tide Stories. London: Bohn, 1853.

Many thanks to the librarians at Pacifica and Guerneville, California, for finding the following stories in the wording of their original publications in the 1800s.

L’orca” in Usi e Costum: Abruzzesi, Fiabe descrite da Antonio de Nino, Volume Terzo (penciled “I”). Avezzano: Studio Bibliografico Adelmo Polla. Ristampo dell Edizione Barbera, 1883. The story is numbered XII and is on pages 65-69.

El granzio” in Bernoni, D. G. Fiabe popolari veneziane, pp. 58-64. Filippi Editore Venezia. No date on the printout, but the letter which prefaces the book is headed “Napoli, 21 Ottobre 1873”

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