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2012
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Jack the Giant-Killer // Audio book

“Jack the Giant Killer” is a Cornish fairy tale about a plucky lad who slays a number of giants during King Arthur’s reign. The tale is characterized by violence, gore, and blood-letting. Giants are prominent in Cornish folklore and Welsh Bardic lore. Some parallels to elements and incidents in Norse mythology have been detected in […]

10Apr
2012
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The Tinder-box // audio book

“The Tinderbox” (Danish: Fyrtøiet) is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a soldier who acquires a magic tinderbox capable of summoning three powerful dogs to do his bidding. When the soldier has one of the dogs transport a sleeping princess to his room, he is sentenced to death but cunningly summons the […]

06Apr
2012
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The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood // Audio book

The Sleeping Beauty (French: La Belle au bois dormant, “The Beauty sleeping in the wood“) by Charles Perrault or Little Briar Rose (German: Dornröschen) by the Brothers Grimm is a classic fairytale involving a beautiful princess, enchantment, and a handsome prince. Written as an original literary tale, it was first published by Charles Perrault in […]

05Apr
2012
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Little Red Riding Hood // Audio book

Little Red Riding Hood, also known as Little Red Cap, is a European fairy tale about a young girl and a Big Bad Wolf. The story has been changed considerably in its history and subject to numerous modern adaptations and readings. The story was first published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps […]

04Apr
2012
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Cinderella // Audio book

“Cinderella” or “Cinderilla” or  “The Little Glass Slipper” (French: Cendrillon, ou La petite Pantoufle de Verre, Italian: Cenerentola, German: Aschenputtel) is a folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. Thousands of variants are known throughout the world. The title character is a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to […]

05Mar
2012
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The Adventures of Pinocchio // Audio

By Carlo Collodi (1826-1890). Translated by Carol Della Chiesa (b. 1887). The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi (here transl. by Carol della Chiesa). The first half was published in serial form between 1881 and 1883, and then completed as a book for children in February 1883. It […]

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