Collections of Folktales

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Russian Fairy Tales

 

Aleksandr Afanas'ev
1853 - 1863

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An Anthology of Russian Folk Epics

James Bailey & Tatyana Ivanova, editors
1998

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Norse Myths

Kevin Crossley-Holland
1980

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Celtic Fairy Tales

Joseph Jacobs
1892

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The Fairy Books of Many Colors

Andrew Lang
1889 - 1913, 12 volumes

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The Classic Fairy Tales

Maria Tatar, editor
1999

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One Hundred Favorite Folktales

Stith Thompson, editor
1976

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The Classic of Poetry

Chu Binjie, editor
2014

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Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

William Butler Yeats
1888

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The Great Fairy Tale Tradition

Jack Zipes, editor
2001

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The Nibelungenlied

A.T. Hatto, editor
1969

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The Saga of the Volsungs

Jesse L. Byock, editor
1990

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The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki

Jesse L. Byock, editor
1998

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The Prose Edda

Snorri Sturluson
c. 1220

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The Mabinogion

Sioned Davies, editor
2008

For a more accessible, modernized translation written in collaboration with a playwright, try The Four Branches of the Mabinogi, by Celtic Studies scholar Matthieu Boyd (a Ph.D. graduate of Harvard's department of Celtic Languages and Literatures). This volume is especially recommended for newcomers to the Mabinogion.

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One Thousand and One Nights

Malcolm C. Lyons & Ursula Lyons, editors
2007

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African Folktales

Paul Radin, editor
1964

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Cajun and Creole Folktales

Barry Jean Ancelet
1994