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Russian fairy tales /

by Afanasʹev, A. N. (Aleksandr Nikolaevich); Guterman, Norbert; Alexeieff, Alexandre; Jakobson, Roman.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 1973.Description: 661 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0394730909; 9780394730905.Uniform titles: Narodnyi͡a ruskii͡a skazki. English. Selections.Subject(s): Fairy tales -- Russia | Folklore -- Russia (Federation.)
Contents:
The wondrous wonder, marvelous marvel -- The fox physician -- The death of the cook -- Misery -- The castle of the fly -- The turnip -- The hen -- Riddles -- The enchanted ring -- Foma and Erema, the two brothers -- The just reward -- Salt -- The golden slipper -- Emelya the simpleton -- The three Kingdoms -- The pike with the long teeth -- The bad wife -- The miser -- The nobleman and the peasant -- The goat comes back -- Ivanushka the little fool -- The crane and the heron -- Aliosha Popovich -- The fox confessor -- The bear -- The spider -- Baba Yaga and the brave youth -- Prince Ivan and Princess Martha -- The cat, the cock, and the fox -- Baldak Borisievich -- Know not -- The magic shirt -- The three pennies -- The princess who wanted to solve riddles -- A soldier's riddle -- The dead body -- The frog princess -- The speedy messenger -- Vasilisa, the priest's daughter -- The wise maiden and the seven robbers -- The mayoress -- Ivan the simpleton -- Father Nicholas and the thief -- Burenushka, the little red cow -- The jester -- The precious hide -- The Cross is pledged as security -- The daydreamer -- The taming of the shrew -- Quarrelsome Demyan -- The magic box -- Bukhtan Bukhtanovich -- The fox and the woodcock -- The fox and the crane -- The two rivers -- Nodey, the priest's grandson -- The poor wretch -- The fiddler in hell -- The old woman who ran away -- Two anecdotes -- The singing tree and the talking bird -- The ram who lost half his skin -- The fox as midwife -- The fox, the hare, and the cock -- Baba Yaga -- The ram, the cat, and the twelve wolves -- The fox and the woodpecker -- The snotty goat -- Right and wrong -- The potter -- The self-playing Gusla -- Marco the rich and Vasily the luckless -- Ivanko the bear's son -- The secret ball -- The indiscreet wife -- The cheater cheated -- The maiden Tsar -- Ivan the cow's son -- The wolf and the goat -- The wise little girl -- Danilo the luckless -- Ivan the peasant's son and the thumb-sized man -- Death of a miser -- The footless champion and the handless champion -- Old favors are soon forgotten -- The sheep, the fox, and the wolf -- The brave laborer -- Daughter and stepdaughter -- The stubborn wife -- Six anecdotes -- Snow White and the fox -- Foma Berennikov -- The peasant, the bear, and the fox -- Good advice -- Horns -- The armless maiden -- Frolka stay-at-home -- The milk of wild beasts-- How a husband weaned his wife from fairy tales -- The cock and the hen -- The fox and the lobster -- Nikita the tanner -- The wolf -- The goat shedding on one side -- The bold knight, the apples of youth, and the water of life -- Two out of the sack -- The man who did not know fear -- The merchant's daughter and the maidservant -- The priest's laborer -- The peasant and the corpse -- The arrant fool -- Lutoniushka -- Barter -- The grumbling old woman -- The white duck -- If you don't like it, don't listen -- The magic swan geese -- Prince Danila Govorila -- The wicked sisters -- The princess who never smiled -- Baba Yaga -- Jack Frost -- Husband and wife -- Little sister fox and the wolf -- The three kingdoms, copper, silver and golden -- The cock and the hand mill -- Tereshichka -- King Bear -- Magic -- The one-eyed evil -- Sister Alionushka, Brother Ivanushka -- The seven Semyons -- The merchant's daughter and the slanderer -- The robbers -- The lazy maiden -- The miraculous pipe -- The Sea King and Vasilisa the Wise -- The fox as mourner -- Vasilisa the beautiful -- The bun -- The foolish wolf -- The bear, the dog, and the cat -- The bear and the cock -- Dawn, evening, and midnight -- Two Ivans, soldier's sons -- Prince Ivan and Byely Polyanin -- The crystal mountain -- Koshchey the deathless -- The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa -- Beasts in a pit -- The dog and the woodpecker -- Two kinds of luck -- Go I know not whither, bring back I know not what -- The wise wife -- The goldfish -- The golden-bristled p
Summary: A collection of the classic Russian folk and fairy tales.
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Translated by Norbert Guterman A beautiful new paperback edition of a book that has been a perennial favourite for over 50 years - the most comprehensive collection of classic Russian fairy tales available in English. In more than 175 immortal stories, readers encounter thieves and kings; heroes and peasants; terrifying witches and beautiful damsels; enchanting children and crafty animals. Included are the unique Russian characters of Koschey the Deathless, Baba Yaga and the Swan Maiden. A rich robust world of imagination for all ages.

Translation Narodnyi͡a ruski͡ia skazki.

Reprint of the 1943 ed.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

A collection of the classic Russian folk and fairy tales.

The wondrous wonder, marvelous marvel -- The fox physician -- The death of the cook -- Misery -- The castle of the fly -- The turnip -- The hen -- Riddles -- The enchanted ring -- Foma and Erema, the two brothers -- The just reward -- Salt -- The golden slipper -- Emelya the simpleton -- The three Kingdoms -- The pike with the long teeth -- The bad wife -- The miser -- The nobleman and the peasant -- The goat comes back -- Ivanushka the little fool -- The crane and the heron -- Aliosha Popovich -- The fox confessor -- The bear -- The spider -- Baba Yaga and the brave youth -- Prince Ivan and Princess Martha -- The cat, the cock, and the fox -- Baldak Borisievich -- Know not -- The magic shirt -- The three pennies -- The princess who wanted to solve riddles -- A soldier's riddle -- The dead body -- The frog princess -- The speedy messenger -- Vasilisa, the priest's daughter -- The wise maiden and the seven robbers -- The mayoress -- Ivan the simpleton -- Father Nicholas and the thief -- Burenushka, the little red cow -- The jester -- The precious hide -- The Cross is pledged as security -- The daydreamer -- The taming of the shrew -- Quarrelsome Demyan -- The magic box -- Bukhtan Bukhtanovich -- The fox and the woodcock -- The fox and the crane -- The two rivers -- Nodey, the priest's grandson -- The poor wretch -- The fiddler in hell -- The old woman who ran away -- Two anecdotes -- The singing tree and the talking bird -- The ram who lost half his skin -- The fox as midwife -- The fox, the hare, and the cock -- Baba Yaga -- The ram, the cat, and the twelve wolves -- The fox and the woodpecker -- The snotty goat -- Right and wrong -- The potter -- The self-playing Gusla -- Marco the rich and Vasily the luckless -- Ivanko the bear's son -- The secret ball -- The indiscreet wife -- The cheater cheated -- The maiden Tsar -- Ivan the cow's son -- The wolf and the goat -- The wise little girl -- Danilo the luckless -- Ivan the peasant's son and the thumb-sized man -- Death of a miser -- The footless champion and the handless champion -- Old favors are soon forgotten -- The sheep, the fox, and the wolf -- The brave laborer -- Daughter and stepdaughter -- The stubborn wife -- Six anecdotes -- Snow White and the fox -- Foma Berennikov -- The peasant, the bear, and the fox -- Good advice -- Horns -- The armless maiden -- Frolka stay-at-home -- The milk of wild beasts-- How a husband weaned his wife from fairy tales -- The cock and the hen -- The fox and the lobster -- Nikita the tanner -- The wolf -- The goat shedding on one side -- The bold knight, the apples of youth, and the water of life -- Two out of the sack -- The man who did not know fear -- The merchant's daughter and the maidservant -- The priest's laborer -- The peasant and the corpse -- The arrant fool -- Lutoniushka -- Barter -- The grumbling old woman -- The white duck -- If you don't like it, don't listen -- The magic swan geese -- Prince Danila Govorila -- The wicked sisters -- The princess who never smiled -- Baba Yaga -- Jack Frost -- Husband and wife -- Little sister fox and the wolf -- The three kingdoms, copper, silver and golden -- The cock and the hand mill -- Tereshichka -- King Bear -- Magic -- The one-eyed evil -- Sister Alionushka, Brother Ivanushka -- The seven Semyons -- The merchant's daughter and the slanderer -- The robbers -- The lazy maiden -- The miraculous pipe -- The Sea King and Vasilisa the Wise -- The fox as mourner -- Vasilisa the beautiful -- The bun -- The foolish wolf -- The bear, the dog, and the cat -- The bear and the cock -- Dawn, evening, and midnight -- Two Ivans, soldier's sons -- Prince Ivan and Byely Polyanin -- The crystal mountain -- Koshchey the deathless -- The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa -- Beasts in a pit -- The dog and the woodpecker -- Two kinds of luck -- Go I know not whither, bring back I know not what -- The wise wife -- The goldfish -- The golden-bristled p

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">RIDDLES   Near a highway a peasant was sowing a field. Just then the tsar rode by, stopped near the peasant, and said: "Godspeed, little peasant!" "Thank you, my good man!" (He did not know he was speaking to the tsar.) "Do you earn much profit from this field?" "If the harvest is good, I may make eighty rubles." "What do you do with this money?" "Twenty rubles go for taxes, twenty go for debts, twenty I give in loans, and twenty I throw out of the window." "Explain to me, brother, what debts you must pay, to whom you loan money, and why you throw money out the window." "Supporting my father is paying a debt; feeding my son is lending money; feeding my daughter is throwing it out of the window" "You speak the truth," said the tsar. He gave the peasant a handful of silver coins, disclosed that he was the tsar, and forbade the man to tell these things to anyone outside of his presence: "No matter who asks you, do not answer!"   The tsar came to his capital and summoned his boyars and generals. "Solve this riddle," he said to them. "On my way I saw a peasant who was sowing a field. I asked him what profit he earned from it and what he did with his money. He answered that if the harvest was good he got eighty rubles, and that he paid out twenty rubles in taxes, twenty for debts, twenty as loans, and twenty he threw out of the window. To him who solves this riddle I will give great rewards and great honors." The boyars and generals thought and thought but could not solve the riddle. But one boyar hit upon the idea of going to the peasant with whom the tsar had spoken. He gave the peasant a whole pile of silver rubles and asked him: "Tell me the answer to the tsar's riddle." The peasant cast a glance at the money, took it, and explained everything to the boyar, who returned to the tsar and repeated the solution to the riddle.   The tsar realized that the peasant had not abided by the imperial command, and ordered that he be brought to court. The peasant appeared before the tsar and at once admitted he had told everything to the boyar. "Well, brother, for such an offense I must order you put to death, and you have only yourself to thank for it." "Your majesty, I am not guilty of any offense, because I told everything to the boyar in your presence." As he said this, the peasant drew from his pocket a silver ruble with the tsar's likeness on it, and showed it to the tsar. "You speak the truth," said the tsar. "This is my person." And he generously rewarded the peasant and sent him home. Excerpted from Russian Fairy Tales by Aleksandr Afanas'ev All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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