Nursery Tales from Many Lands (Classic Reprint)

Nursery Tales from Many Lands (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from Nursery Tales From Many Lands IN the far-off days when the story-teller watched his listeners in order to let their faces guide or quicken his inspiration he must have been in close sympathy with the eager children who stood near him. Some times he pleased their vivid imaginations with a cumulative tale in which the emphasis of rhythmic repetitions helped the story to unfold simply and directly and at the same time gave the delighted children a feeling of growing familiarity with each recurring cycle. Or perhaps he told a simple folk tale in which the actors - human beings or animals revealed in their experiences some hint of a universal truth. Sometimes a genuine fairy-tale with a well} developed plot was his theme, and by means of artistic imagery he flashed forth the lasting vision of an ideal. Through the ages the story-teller's tales have been bequeathed as a rich inheritance to the children of to-day. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Eleanor Louise Skinner
Hardback | 146 pages
152 x 229 x 10mm | 354g
Publication date
10 Nov 2018
Forgotten Books
Illustrations note
66 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white