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Schauerman Library Web Guides - World Folk & Fairy Tales

General Collections

Aesop's Fables Online Collection   http://www.aesopfables.com/

Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book                   http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/LanBlue.html

Andrew Lang's Yellow Fairy Book   http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/LanYell.html

Countries Folk Tales   http://www.lib.chattanooga.gov:8080/kcweb/servlet/kcExplore?parentID=2426&generation=0,2339

Encyclopedia Mythica (includes folklore & legend)      http://www.pantheon.org/

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts. Vast collection of original texts mainly covering folklore arranged by title and theme            http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html

Folklore, Myth & Legend.          http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/storfolk.html

Myth*ing Links - Worldwide mythologies, folktales    http://www.mythinglinks.org/home.html

Open Directory Folk & Fairy Tales http://dmoz.org/Society/Folklore/Literature/Tales/Fairy_Tales/

Stories, Folklore & Fairy Tales Theme page        http://www.cln.org/themes/fairytales.html

Africa

African Folk Tales: Background Information http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-3716.html

"Deep in the Bush..." West African Folk Tales   http://www.phillipmartin.info/liberia/homepage.htm

South African Folk Tales. An entire on line book. http://www.sacred-texts.com/afr/saft/index.htm

Specimens of Bushman Folklore     http://www.sacred-texts.com/afr/sbf/index.htm

Journey to Africa      http://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/Curriculum%20Info/africa/aboutaf.htm

Americas

El Diablo y el Mozo (The Boy and the Devil). A Mexican tale from the Texan borderlands. http://www.rain.org/~galvan/dichos.html

Mayan Folk Tales. Translated into English by Fernando Penalosa  http://www.folkart.com/folktale/

Native American Legends, Folk Tales, and stories. Legends of the Blackfeet and Kiowa Tribes. http://www.ocbtracker.com/ladypixel/legend.html

Magic Tales of Mexico. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to get to the list of stories.Dual Spanish/English texts.            http://www.g-world.org/magictales/

The Moonlit Road: Ghost Stories and Folktales of the American South.     Go to the "Feature Stories" section to read or listen to these stories. Unfortunately one has to be a member to get access to the Archives - but there are at least 4 or 5 stories one can access freely every month. They also say which Southern State the stories are from and give a background to the tale. http://www.themoonlitroad.com/

Asia

Arabian Nights: Stories from the 1,001 Nights   http://www.bartleby.com/16/

Folktales from China  http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/china.html

Folktales from Japan.     http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/japan.html

Folk Tales, Legends, and Superstitions of Japan. http://japaneseculture.about.com/cs/folktales1/index.htm

Korean Folktales http://park.org/Korea/Pavilions/PublicPavilions/KoreaImage/hangul/litera/

Traditional Vietnamese Myths   http://www.marymount.k12.ny.us/marynet/StudentResources/art/southeastasia/vietnam/html/vietmyths.html

Australia & the Pacific Rim

Stories of the Dreaming. Australian Aboriginal folktales. http://www.dreamtime.net.au/dreaming/storylist.htm

Europe

Fairy tales & Folklore of Western Europe. http://www.mythinglinks.org/euro~west~fairytales.html

Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers. Dual German/English text. http://www.fln.vcu.edu//grimm/grimm_menu.html

English Fairy and Folktale Texts   http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/efft/index.htm

Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales & Stories   http://hca.gilead.org.il/

Norwegian Folktales. With comments and primers after each story  http://oaks.nvg.org/norwegian-folktales.html

Russian Folk Tales.    http://russian-crafts.com/tales.html

Sagas, Eddas... http://www.northvegr.org/lore/main.php

The Troth: Grimm's Fairy tales. Complete, with dual Eng/Ger texts. http://www.northvegr.org/lore/grimmsf/

Analysis & Interpretation of Fairy/Folktales

Sources for the Analysis & Interpretation of Folk & Fairy Tales http://www.mythinglinks.org/home.html

Donald Barthelme.   http://www.themodernword.com/scriptorium/barthelme.html

Brono Bettelheim.    http://peace.saumag.edu/faculty/kardas/courses/AHG/Bettelheim.html

Angela Carter.  http://www.themodernword.com/SCRIPTorium/carter.html

Fairy Tales.  http://www.faculty.de.gcsu.edu/~mmagouli/fairy_tales.htm

Versions

Beauty & the Beast - versions, T.V., film, scholarship  http://beauty.rivkashome.com/

Cinderella - Aarne-Thompson folktale type 510A and related stories of persecuted heroines http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0510a.html

Cinderella Project -many English language versions. Click on Archive Inventory   http://www.usm.edu/english/fairytales/cinderella/cinderella.html

Jack & the Beanstalk/Jack the Giant Killer Project http://www.usm.edu/english/fairytales/jack/jackhome.html

Little Red Riding Hood Project   http://www.usm.edu/english/fairytales/lrrh/lrrhhome.htm

The Annotated Hansel and Gretel   http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/hanselgretel/index.html

 

You can also use a good search engine like Google (http://www.google.com/) and type in a country name followed by terms like folktales, folk tales, folklore, legends - you will get some good results.


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 Last Published 6/14/10