Folktales from Japan
Eight old tales re-told in English.

  • Folktales from Japan selected and edited by © 1998-2003 Return to Once upon a time in the country of Japan there lived two frogs, one of whom made his home in a ditch near the town of Osaka, on the sea coast, while the other dwelt in a clear little stream which ran through the city of Kyoto

  • For the first time her doting father grew angry, and he feared that there was, after all, truth in what his wife had told him, and he repeated her tale forthwith

  • This is a type 766 folktale

  • Mitford, Tales of Old Japan, (London: Macmillan, 1871), vol

  • Now the old man, hearing this cruel tale, was sorely grieved, and thought to himself: 'Alas! Where can my bird be gone? Poor thing! Poor little tongue-cut sparrow! Where is your home now?' and he wandered far and wide, seeking for his pet, and crying: 'Mr

  • Mitford, Tales of Old Japan, (London: Macmillan and Company, 1871), vol

  • This tale resembles folktale type 480

    Folktexts: A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and ...
    Vast collection of folktales, myths, legends, and texts pertaining to folklore,
    arranged by title and theme, with a focus on northern and western Europe.

  • Ashliman, with supporting texts from proverbs, folktales, and myths from around the world

  • Tales of type 1430 about daydreams of wealth and fame

  • The Barber's Tale of His Fifth Brother (1001 Nights)

  • Bibliography of additional type 1430 tales (English and German)

  • The classic 'Open Sesame' tale (type 676)

  • Included here are a chronological listing of Andersen's folk-like fairy tales, electronic texts of most stories, and links to additional information

  • Tales of type 156, in which a man pulls a thorn from a lion's paw, thus gaining the beast's eternal gratitude and loyalty

  • Folktales of Aarne-Thompson type 402

  • Links to additional tales of type 402

  • Folktales of Aarne-Thompson type 130

  • These tales, like their , illustrate an unfortunate chapter in human history

  • The classic collection of Norwegian folktales, here in the Norwegian language

  • Folktales of Aarne-Thompson type 1161 (also categorized as migratory legends of Christiansen type 6015) in which a troll or other sinister creature mistakes a bear for a cat, then quickly learns that bears do not make good pets

    Blackfeet Creation Tale
    Origin legend told by a tribal elder.

  • BLACKFEET CREATION TALE LEGEND OF THE BEGINNING Chewing Black Bones, a respected Blackfeet elder, told Ella E

    IMDb.com - Darren McGavin
    Filmography and biography.

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    Ongoing Tales - Old Time Fairy Tales
    Antelope Publishing brings well loved and lesser known fairytales to life with
    electronic enhancement.

  • Enhancing the enjoyment of old time fairytales with electronic media! Ongoing Tales presents a collection of old-time fairy tales from various out of copyright books

  • An Uncle Remus Folk Tale Old time fairy tales, stories, and poetry for children of all ages

  • Enjoy the book with music to help set the mood for each fairytale, or without sound for times when a quieter read is desired

  • For a complete list of browser readale e-books for the family visit: Editors Note: The old time illustrations, stories, poems and fairy tales found at this site come from old books that are out of copyright

    Tales of the Tyrant
    Profile of Saddam Hussein, by Mark Bowden, published in the Atlantic Monthly magazine.

    Chinavista: Chinese Myths and Fantasies
    Brief overview of the history and defining characteristics of Chinese mythology.

  • In form they are not short notes or anecdotes like the tales produced before them, but well-structured stories with interesting plots and vivid characters, often several thousand words in length

  • Among them are many tales whose main characters are gods, ghosts, or foxes

  • After Pu, Ji Yun, who presided over the compilation of the Siku Quanshu (Complete Collection of Written Works Divided into Four Stores) , wrote a book entitled Notes from a Thatched House , which includes anecdotes, rumours and tales about gods, foxes and ghosts

    A Million Little Lies: Exposing James Frey's Fiction Addiction
    Investigation of the run-ins with the law described in "A Million Little Pieces."

  • We consider this preemptive strike on Frey's part as a waiver of confidentiality and, as such, this story will include some of his remarks during those sessions, which totaled about 90 minutes

  • Frey explained that he was posting our letter to inform his fans of the 'latest attempt to discredit me...So let the haters hate, let the doubters doubt, I stand by my book, and my life, and I won't dignify this bullshit with any sort of further response.' This was, Frey wrote, 'an effort to be consistent with my policy of openness and transparency.' Strangely, this policy seemed to have lapsed in recent weeks when Frey, in interviews with TSG, repeatedly refused to talk on the record about various matters, declined our request to review 'court' and 'criminal' records he has said he possesses, and continued to peddle book tales directly contradicted by various law enforcement records and officials

  • The coronation of 'A Million Little Pieces' came in September, when Winfrey told a Chicago studio audience (which included Frey's mother Lynne) that she had chosen a book that she 'couldn't put down...a gut-wrenching memoir that is raw and it's so real...' She would later say that, 'After turning the last page...You want to meet the man who lived to tell this tale.' During the October show, which featured Frey as its only guest, Winfrey discussed details of that tale

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    Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories
    English translation includes original illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen and Lorenz
    Frølich. Includes texts of more than 100 of Andersen's tales.

  • Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales and Stories English Translation: H

  • Paull (1872) Original Illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen and Lorenz Frølich In this page: In separate pages: : C E G I K M O Q S U W / Below is the complete of Andersen’s 168 tales, in the chronological order of their original publication

  • Andersen’s tale “” was first published in The Riverside Magazine for Young People , Vol

  • It may be somewhat surprising to learn that a number of Andersen’s tales were published in America even before being published in Andersen’s native Denmark

  • According to Jean Hersholt’s introduction to The Andersen-Scudder Letters , University of California Press, 1949, ten tales were published by Horace Elisha Scudder, Andersen’s American editor, publisher and translator, in the above mentioned Magazine , in the years 1868-1870

  • After the Magazine closed down, Scudder published four other tales, in the years 1871-1873, in Scribner’s Monthly, an illustrated magazine for the people : “” (in four installments), “”, “”, and “”

  • The hypertext of these four tales is based on the images found in the Making of America collection of Cornell University Library

    Grimm's Fairy Tales
    Complete text of 209 tales based on the translation by Margaret Hunt, called
    Grimm's Household Tales; available through the Universal Library.

  • Grimm's Fairy Tales This book contains 209 tales collected by the brothers Grimm

  • The etext appears to be based on the translation by Margaret Hunt called Grimm's Household Tales , but it is not identical to her edition

  • (Thanks also to Steve Nickolas for restoring the end of the last tale in this version.) Note that these tales are presented more or less as the Grimms collected and edited them (and as Hunt saw fit to translate them)

    Grimms Fairy Tales
    All 209 tales, partly based on the translation by Margaret Hunt called "Grimm's
    Household Tales."

  • Specialized Directories: Safe Shopping Resources Grimms Fairy Tales at Select your favorite stories to read or GET IT NOW! IMMEDIATE AND FREE (called Gretel in this version) (another story with that title) (called paddocks in this version) (one more story) (called Gretel in this version) (called hurds in this version) The exact print source of these stories is unknown

  • The etext appears to be based on the translation by Margaret Hunt called Grimm's Household Tales , but it is not identical to her edition

    Index of Appalachian Folktales Listed by Tale Title
    Bibliography, tale types, and abstracts of tales.

  • AppLit's Annotated Index of Appalachian Folktales with parallel tales from other traditions Back to Folktale Bibliography Combined List of All Tales in Index Alphabetically Tina L

  • Hanlon Animal Tale Index JACK TALES TALES OF STRONG WOMEN NATIVE AMERICAN TALES OTHER TALES & LEGENDS See also: WV Teaching Unit with audio tales and songs has sections on, and

  • : This Annotated Index contains bibliography pages (about seventy pages at the end of 2005) on variants of individual tale types or groups of closely related tales

  • For bibliographies listing other Appalachian folktales, go to the Folktale Bibliography Index

  • The contains cross listings of additional tale titles that are not in the list of main entries below

  • Tale titles vary widely and these main index pages do not list the exact title of each picture book adaptation or tale in a collection that has parallels with a better known tale

  • JTA indicates a typed transcript of an oral folktale collected for the WPA, from the James Taylor Adams Collection, in the archives of the Blue Ridge Institute , Ferrum, VA

  • Some of those tales are reprinted in AppLit's Fiction and Poetry section


    Tales Collected by the Brothers Grimm
    Translation of the German text by Margaret Hunt done in 1884.

  • Grimm Index Page Tales Collected by the Brothers Grimm For these stories we give the original 1884 text of Margaret Hunt, by all accounts a good translation, if somewhat old-fashioned by present-day standards

  • Hunt is based on the last revised edition of the Grimms tales

  • For an earlier version of this site we linked each tale to German versions at

  • Katie Nicholson and David Baird worked hard to produce the first hundred tales

  • A full set of tales, unfortunately using this unattributed internet text, with German text in parallel, is attractively presented at The Midhnott Sol Regintroth, the work having been done by Yves Kodratoff

  • Almost all of the Grimms' tales are types of traditional tales collected by folklore scholars

  • The classification is based on Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson, The Types of the Folktale: A Classification and Bibliography , FF Communications, no

  • Ashliman provides excellent supporting material including variants of many of the tales

  • You may download all the tales in two differently formatted versions, all in a single

    Jataka Stories
    Offers a different story for children each month.

  • jataka story archives buddhist tales for young and old Buried Treasure [The Arrogance of Power] Once upon a time, there was an old man who lived in Benares

    Buddhist Tales
    Jataka stories of moral conduct and good behaviour.

    Jack Schaefer, Teller of Tales
    Author of western classic "Shane", "Monte Walsh," and other westerns. Died in 1991.

  • Jack Schaefer, Teller of Tales by Louis Torres [Introduction] 'Who is this Jack Schaefer?' asked the seasoned proprietor of a secondhand book shop on Manhattan's Upper West Side

  • A consummate craftsman, he wrote moving tales about characters of fierce individualism and courage

  • He wrote sympathetic tales not only about childhood but about old age: no American fiction writer has had keener insight into the need of children for heroic exemplars, or of the need of the very old for autonomy

  • He wrote parables, humorous tales, a Civil War novel, and two novels for children

  • By this device, the boy's thoughts and feelings are brought close to the surface, while the man he would become is telling the tale

  • The theme Schaefer has begun to delineate in these opening paragraphs is one to which he will return in later tales: the formative influence a heroic figure has upon the young

  • Given that the narrator had been an unusually aware and sensitive child, the memory of Shane would inspire in him precisely the sort of language in which the tale is told

  • I return to it whenever I need a bit of inspiration or a boost of energy.' For him, as for countless others, the book's message is 'as deep and vital as the man it describes.' [See Simmons's '.'] [Excerpted from Louis Torres, 'Jack Schaefer, Teller of Tales, ' Part I, Aristos , October 1996; the remaining sections of Part I are Other Tales of Youth; Tales of Old Age; 'Kittura Remsberg'; Other Stories and Short Novels; and Company of Cowards .] Granting Schaefer His Due [From the conclusion to 'Jack Schaefer, Teller of Tales'] In writing this appreciation of Jack Schaefer, I have intended primarily to introduce his work to general readers, especially those who value inspiring fiction about people 'cut from noble cloth.' It has been my purpose, as well, to stimulate interest in Schaefer's work among scholars and critics who have not been aware of it

    Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
    Text of 127 fairy tales.

  • Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen The following are the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen

    Fool's Paradise - Tons-o-Trickster!
    Bibliography and large list of links exploring the complex mythic/archetypal
    figure of Trickster.

  • , an excerpt from the book Tales of Uncle Tompa

  • A Zuni tale about

  • The purpose of this unit is to contribute to the students' understanding of the coyote and to expose students to the trickster tale genre of literature

  • An 'iconoclase legend inspired from an old indian tale' called Todd Arthur White's

    Blackfeet Tales
    Five Napi (Old Man) legends from the Piegan and Siksika tribes.

  • Blackfeet Tales The Blackfeet, sometimes called the Blackfoot, are one of the largest Algonquian tribes and one of the most powerful on the northwest Plains region

    Stories and Fables
    These ancient stories include a Chinese Cinderella, a Red Riding Hood, and a
    Magic Tapestry.

  • a funny Chinese folktale with a bit of wisdom

  • Rappaport's telling of the story and the beautiful watercolor pictures by Yang Ming-Yi make this tale one that will touch your heart

  • A tale that is thought to be over 1000 years old


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