43 English Fairy Tales: With 63 Illustrations and 43 Free Online Audio Files.

43 English Fairy Tales: With 63 Illustrations and 43 Free Online Audio Files.

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English Fairy Tales is a classic collection of 43 traditional stories that describe the fantastic adventures of witches, princes, giants, princesses, and numerous talking animals. This is not the plain, watered-down versions with happy endings; these are the darker counterparts. With classics like Jack the Giant Killer, The Three Bears, Tom Thumb, The Three Little Pigs, and Jack and the Beanstalk, as well as lesser-known stories filled with action, magic, ghosts, imps, fairies, and lost love. Delve into the dark magical world of make-believe.

Darker Stories with lines such as:

"My wicked mother slew me, my dear father ate me." (The Rose-Tree)

...she instantly gave him such a sound bludgeoning that she almost broke every bone in his skin. (Mr Vinegar)

"And there sits my sister who drowned me..." (Binnorie)

I smell the blood of an Englishman,
Be he alive, or be he dead,
I'll have his bones to grind my bread." (Jack and the Beanstalk)

...the pot tumbled over, and scalded her to death. (Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse)

"Though here you lodge with me this night,
You shall not see the morning light,
My club shall dash your brains outright!" (Jack the Giant-Killer)

"I smell the blood of a Christian man,
Be he dead, be he living, with my brand,
I'll dash his brains from his brain-pan." (Childe Rowland)

Highlights of this edition are:

• 63 hand drawn illustrations.
• A free web link to 43 audio files to listen to the whole book.
• It is formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your Nook reader.
• An active (easy to use) Table of Contents listing every chapter accessible from the Nook menu.
• Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Nook's Text-to-Speech features.
• Plus About the Author Section.
• 280 pages (in the Nook format) for a very low price.

Tales included:

1. Tom Tit Tot
2. The Three Sillies
3. The Rose-Tree
4. The Old Woman and Her Pig
5. How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune
6. Mr. Vinegar
7. Nix Nought Nothing
8. Jack Hannaford
9. Binnorie
10. Mouse and Mouser
11. Cap O' Rushes
12. Teeny-Tiny
13. Jack and the Beanstalk
14. The Story of the Three Little Pigs
15. The Master and His Pupil
16. Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse
17. Jack and His Golden Snuff-Box
18. The Story of the Three Bears
19. Jack the Giant-Killer
20. Henny-Penny
21. Childe Rowland
22. Molly Whuppie
23. The Red Ettin
24. The Golden Arm
25. The History of Tom Thumb
26. Mr. Fox
27. Lazy Jack
28. Johnny-Cake
29. Earl Mar's Daughter
30. Mr. Miacca
31. Whittington and His Cat
32. The Strange Visitor
33. The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh
34. The Cat and the Mouse
35. The Fish and the Ring
36. The Magpie's Nest
37. Kate Crackernuts
38. The Cauld Lad of Hilton
39. The Ass, the Table, and the Stick
40. Fairy Ointment
41. The Well of the World's End
42. Master of All Masters
43. The Three Heads of the Well

This book is unabridged, and appears as it was first intended with sixty-three original hand drawn illustrations.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149385935
Publisher: Red Skull Publishing
Publication date: 05/29/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 945,959
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Joseph Jacobs was born in Australia on 29 August 1854, and died on 30 January 1916.
He was a folklorist, literary critic and historian. He contributed to the Jewish Encyclopedia, translations of European works, and critical editions of early English literature. Jacobs also wrote for journals and books on the subject of folklore and produced a popular series of fairy tales – Celtic, Indian, and English.

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