Some 54 folk tales, for the most part fairy tales, have been selected from their often very many variants and in the notes,...

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THE BORZOI BOOK OF FRENCH FOLK TALES

Some 54 folk tales, for the most part fairy tales, have been selected from their often very many variants and in the notes, appendixed, their affinity not only with the lasting legendary literature of Grimm and Perrault but with other sources is traced. Here once again is that brilliant country of the imagination where devils and giants, princes and kings, fairies and dragons work their sorcery and sortilege; good and evil is reduced to its simplest terms, and occasionally there is a timeless moral; and the stories, whether of the supernatural, not as we no longer know it, animals, or human fallibility, have an enduring enchantment for all ages.

Pub Date: Oct. 22, 1956

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Publisher: Knopf

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956