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    Russian Fairy Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library (Paperback)) (Paperback) Compiled by A.N. Afanas'ev, Translated by N. Guterman

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    DescriptionTranslated by Norbert Guterman Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings by Alexander Alexeieff Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures--thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying witches, enchanted children and crafty animals--and such uniquely Russian characters as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. The more than 175 tales culled from a centuries-old Russian storytelling tradition by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas'ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination that will fascinate readers both young and old.

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    Russian Fairy Tales
    Authors and contributors
    Compiled by A.N. Afanas'ev, Translated by N. Guterman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9780394730905
    ISBN 10: 0394730909

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC subject category V2: FQ
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 398.2
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    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    B&T General Subject: 216
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21400
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    Libri: I-CJ
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EEUROP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004240, JUV012020
    DC22: 398.2/0947, 398.20947
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PG3115 .A3713 1975
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PG3115.A37
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, FN
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Pantheon Books
    Publication date
    30 April 1984
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Aleksandr Afanas'ev (1826-1871) was the Russian counterpart to the Brothers Grimm. He published his first collection of Russian folklore in 1866.
    Review quote
    "Rambunctious, full-blooded, and temperamental, these stories are tense with action, magical, and human. They are gorgeous." --Eudora Welty "The oral folk tradition in Russia was truly a magic spring [that] flowed inexhaustibly, reviving, consoling, and enlightening all who partook of it . . . These stories have an ingenuity that marks them as uniquely Russian." --"Time" " " "A beautiful book. I recommend it to all readers, young and old, who are interested in the folktale and its unique qualities." --Isaac Bashevis Singer, "The New York Times Book Review" "Luckily someone garnered these jewels before they were lost [and] bound them into one volume before they disappeared . . . It is filled with action, magic, and humanity." --"St. Louis Globe-Democrat"
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    Nearly 200 characteristic and colorful traditional folk and fairy tales are brought together in the only comprehensive edition available in English. Of the original 1945 edition, Eudora Welty wrote, "These Russian tales are rambunctious, full-blooded and temperamental. They are tense with action, magical and human, and move in a kind of cyclone of speed....These tales are gorgeous."