Indian Fairy Stories

Donald A. Mackenzie

Verlag: Pilgrims Books Pvt. Ltd., 2004
ISBN 10: 817769121X / ISBN 13: 9788177691214
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An anthology of some of the best stories ever produced on the subcontinent, this collection is presented in a style that all ages can appreciate and understand. These stories will enlighten and entertain readers who wish to go back and remember things as they were. These are stores of speaking animals, fairies and beasts, of princes and princesses, of love, happiness and sometimes extreme sorrow. They teach us to have a moral code acceptable not only to man but also to nature. They also reveal to us the Indian way of life, and give us glimpses of the true Indian Character. Printed Pages: 110. Size: 5.5 x 8.5 Inches. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002357

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Inhaltsangabe: No country in the world possesses a richer and more inexhaustible collection of fairy stories than India. So wrote the author, noted folklorist Donald A. MacKenzie (1873-1936) more than ninety years ago when this wonderful collection of twenty-three fairy and folk tales of India was first published. MacKenzie published many books on fairy tales, folklore, myths and legends during his life. Some were more in-depth studies of mythology from a particular society and others, such as this work, were largely collections of tales that he had gathered through his research into the folklore of a country. For this particular collection of fairy tales, the reader will find that a number of stories are, in fact, parables. And wonderful parables they are, containing all sorts of wisdom, such as it is a mistake to make rash proposals, lest one should be taken at one s word or that no true friendship can exist between one who has possessions and one who desires to obtain them. Aside from the parables, the book has many stories that are wonderful tales on their own but also, and as is the case with most such tales, ones that contain important morals or lessons for the reader. Many of the stories include speaking animals (tigers, jackals, camels, and herons) as well as gods, spirits and other mysterious characters. Of course, a number of the fairy tales do include a King (Rajah) and a Queen (Rani). And all will appeal to young and old alike. The text is accompanied by eight black and white illustrations as well as one full-color illustration on the cover all drawn by Maxwell Armfield.

About the Author: Scottish writer, folklorist, and archaeologist, Donald A. MacKenzie (1873-1936) published many books on fairy tales, folklore, myths and legends during his life. Some where more in-depth studies of mythology from a particular society, and others, such as this work, were largely collections of tales that he had gathered through his research into the folklore of a country. It would be an understatement to say that MacKenzie was fascinated with the world of fairy and folk tales, myths and legend, considering the numerous books he published on the subjects. However, he clearly held a special affection for the fairy stories that came from India and, in fact, said as much in this line from the introduction to this work. No country in the world possesses a richer and more inexhaustible collection of fairy stories than India. This particular collection of fairy tales, first published over ninety years ago, contains a number of stories that are, in fact, parables. And readers will find that they contain all sorts of wonderful bits of wisdom such as it is a mistake to make rash proposals, lest one should be taken at one s word or that no true friendship can exist between one who has possessions and one who desires to obtain them. Aside from the parables, the book has many stories that are wonderful tales on their own but also, and as is the case with most such tales, ones that contain important morals or lessons for the reader. Many of the stories include speaking animals (tigers, jackals, camels, and herons) as well as gods, spirits and other mysterious characters. Of course, a number of the fairy tales do include a King (Rajah) and a Queen (Rani). And all will appeal to young and old alike.

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Titel: Indian Fairy Stories
Verlag: Pilgrims Books Pvt. Ltd.
Erscheinungsdatum: 2004
Einband: Paperback
Zustand: New
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New
Auflage: Reprint.

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Buchbeschreibung New York, Pantheon Books, 1990. 343 S., Guter Zustand. In englischer Sprache. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 850 25 cm, Halbleineneinband (hardcover), SU (dustjacket). Artikel-Nr. 22550

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