Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Public Domain Folktales VII : Fairytales, Folktales, Legends and Myths From Around the World



The Princess Imprisoned in the Summerhouse
by H.J. Ford, 1892
from Andrew Lang's Green Fairy Book
“Pay heed to the tales of old wives. It may well be that they alone keep in memory what it was once needful for the wise to know.”- J.R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


It has been far too long since I posted a collection of public domain books. Here is the seventh in the installment that will continue to for as long as there are stories to share!

Below you will find tales from France, Korea, Serbia, India and more. It always amazes me that we have an endless supply of wonder tales at our fingertips.

I hope you find something wonderful to add to your spring and summer storytelling repertoire.


The Animal Story Book by Andrew Lang, 1914http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38208/38208-h/38208-h.htm

Eskimo Folktales by Knud Rasmussen, 1921
http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/inu/eft/index.htm

Hawaiian Legends of Ghosts and Ghost-Gods collected and translated by W.D. Westervelt, 1916.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/hlog/index.htm


Korean Imps, Ghosts and Fairies
by James S. Gale, 1913
https://archive.org/details/koreanfolktalesi00impaiala

The Man who Married the Moon: and other Pueblo Indian folk-stories by Charles Fletcher Lummis, 1894.
http://archive.org/details/manwhomarriedmo00lummgoog

Myths and Legends of All Nations translated and edited by Logan Marshall, 1914.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/20740/20740-h/20740-h.htm
Old French Fairy Tales by Comtesse De Segur, 1920.
https://archive.org/details/oldfrenchfairyta00sgrich
Serbian Fairy Tales by Elodie L. Muatovich, 1919 http://chestofbooks.com/fairy-tale/Serbian/index.html
The Talking Thrush and Other Tales of India collected by W. Crooke and retold by W.H. Drouse, 1922.
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30635/30635-h/30635-h.htm

Tales of the Sun or Folktales from Southern India
collected by Mrs. Howard Kingscote and Paṇḍit Naṭêsá Sástrî, 1890 https://www.gutenberg.org/files/37002/37002-h/37002-h.htm#ch16


Twenty-Three Tales by Leo Tolstoy
http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/tolstoy/23storie.pdf


The Writings of Lafcadio Hearn, 1922
http://archive.org/details/writingslafcadi00bislgoog
Village Folktales of Ceylon by Henry Parker, 1914
http://archive.org/details/villagefolktale00parkgoog

Welsh Fairy-Tales and Other Stories collected and edited by P.H. Emerson, 1891.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/8675/8675-h/8675-h.htm

Below is an invaluable resource, now available on line, to assist you when researching stories by theme.

Motif-Index of Folk-Literature by Stith Thompson. A classification of narrative elements in Folktales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Fabliaux, Jest-Books and Local Legends. These books are fully searchable.

Volume I: A - C
http://tinyurl.com/m8hm52w 

Volume 2:  D - E
http://tinyurl.com/mcab948

Volume 3:  F- H
http://tinyurl.com/m5q8ml4

Volume 4:  J - K
http://tinyurl.com/mgws5bq

Volume 5:  L - Z
http://tinyurl.com/kja4l9p

And if you missed the six previous blog posts of public domain story collections go to:







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10 comments:

Uschi said...

What a great resource. Thanks so much for sharing so much information and work. I appreciate it alot! Actually I am coming back and forth, silently reading your blog....
Uschi, storyteller from Germany

Stories by Julie said...

Thanks, Karen. As usual you are a wealth of information.

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic resource....there is such a wealth of information, fun and joy contained in this list you could never get tired to browsing and learning. Thank you

Karen Chace said...

Thank you Uschi. I am delighted that my blog has reached you in Germany!

Karen

Karen Chace said...

Thank you for your kind words Julie.

Karen

Karen Chace said...

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your lovely comment. I am happy you find the blog useful and hope you find many stories to add to your repertoire.

Karen

Éva Mária Tóth said...

Awesome collections, Thank you so much!!!I was just need it, and I dreamed about it:D

Karen Chace said...

Hi Eva,

Thank you for taking the time to send your kind words. I am delighted you find the collection useful for your work.

Karen

Hope Lewis said...

Karen, you rock! Gallons of gratitude flowing your way, as always.

Karen Chace said...

Thank you Hope. It is always lovely to hear from you.

Karen