Love and Life

Love and Life : An Old Story in Eighteenth Century Costume

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The first edition of this tale was put forth without explaining the old fable on which it was founded-a fable recurring again and again in fairy myths, though not traceable in the classic world till a very late period, when it appeared among the tales of Apuleius, of the province of Africa, sometimes called the earliest novelist. There are, however, fragments of the same story in the popular tales of all countries, so that it is probable that Apuleius availed himself of an early form of one of these. They are to be found from India to Scandinavia, adapted to the manners and fancy of every country in turn, Beauty and the Beast and the Black Bull of Norroway are the most familiar forms of the tale, and it seemed to me one of those legends of such universal property that it was quite fair to put it into 18th century English costume.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 5.84mm | 326.58g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514632888
  • 9781514632888

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