Russian Folk Tales / Народные Русские Сказки (Russian Edition) by Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev | Jul 17, 2014. The most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English introduces readers to universal fairy-tale figures and to such uniquely Russian characters such as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. ... would probably compose an essay on how much I enjoyed this book, Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2018. Vasilisa (Russian: Васили́са Прекра́сная) is a Russian fairy tale collected by Alexander Afanasyev in Narodnye russkie skazki. Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2018. "if you don't like it, don't listen" is a classic example. Published September 12th 1976 by Pantheon (first published 1855. Think this is going to be more of a reference book than a 're. I liked half of the stories? There was a problem loading your book clubs. by. Unable to add item to List. Please try again. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 20, 2020. Shop now. Find a better version from another Kindle publisher, Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2017. A beautiful book for lovers of Bilibin's art. A beautifully illustrated book to treasure, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 25, 2019. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Russian Folk-Tales. The more a tale passes through someone's mouth, the more elaborate they become. And boy oh boy, are the names Ivan and Vasilisa ever popular. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 30, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 21, 2014. This is a vast compendium of folk tales (no fairies, really, in Russian folklore)... but they seem often to be the same story with various character configurations, having a hard time 'feeling' the subject matter. don't even get me started. Alexander Afanasyev $6.09 - $6.39. Think this is going to be more of a reference book than a 'read'. Just consult a native English speaker for editing before selling instead of trying to make a quick buck off classic illustrations! Here's a good list of things that will happen in a Russian fairy tale: The synopsis for this particular edition is, for some reason, in English instead of in Dutch - the reason I mention this is because the Dutch edition only includes 50 fairytales, and not the 200 promised in the English synopsis. often the story is clipped short by: "i was there, i drank mead with the king and it got in my beard but did not spill into my mouth." Discover more than 3,800 classic tales plus new stories by fairy tale fans. 11 July] 1826 — 5 October [O.S. the way they end is my favorite part. See search results for this author. Removing this book will also remove your associated ratings, reviews, and reading sessions. Arrives before Christmas. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Please try again. Alexander Afanasyev $19.53. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Most of the stories are new to me. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 28, 2013. Beautiful book, gorgeous classic illustrations – reminiscent of N.C. Wyeth or Maxfield Parrish – but for some weird reason it's translated into a King James Bible sort of English full of 'thee, thou, thy, and thine' and old English forms of verbs, making it difficult and unpleasant to reach to a child. 3.8 out of 5 stars 4. Aleksandr Afanas'ev (Author) › Visit Amazon's Aleksandr Afanas'ev Page. Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev (Afanasief, Afanasiev or Afanas'ev, Russian: Александр Николаевич Афанасьев) (23 July [O.S. I bought it to wallow in the beautiful illustrations, and it lives up to all my expectations. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. The term can be used in many different forms to determine the type of tale or story being told. Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga. or other such brilliance. This is a vast compendium of folk tales (no fairies, really, in Russian folklore)... but they seem often to be the same story with various character configurations, having a hard time 'feeling' the subject matter. The stories are some of the best Fairy Tales in … Russian Fairy Tales by Alexander Afanasyev. Snegurochka (diminutive) or Snegurka (Russian: Снегу́рочка (diminutive), Снегу́рка, IPA: [sʲnʲɪˈgurətɕkə, snʲɪˈgurkə]), or The Snow Maiden, is a character in Russian fairy tales.. It does only contain five stories, which feels a little lightweight to me. Best to know before you buy, then you will not be disappointed. Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev (Russian: Александр Николаевич Афанасьев. Russian Folk-Tales (1916) by Alexander Nikolaevich Afanasyev, translated by Leonard Arthur Magnus. Russian Fairy Tales by Afanasyev, Alexander at AbeBooks.co.uk - ISBN 10: 1909115592 - ISBN 13: 9781909115590 - The Planet - 2013 - Hardcover These variations of skazki give the term more de… Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. A comforting balm. $19.50$19.50. I bought the Kindle version of this, and I was very pleased with it. 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A volshebnaya skazka [fairy tale – волше́бная ска́зка] is considered a magical tale. I will be moving on to Native American tales next time, so hopefully it will be a faster read. Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2019. . first of all the titles are incredible. The first edition of his collection was published in eight volumes from 1855 to 1867, earning him the reputation as being the Russian counterpart to the Brothers Grimm. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Its name in Russian compilations are Emilian the Fool or By the Pike's Will. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. A much-needed diversion. A Skazka – (Russian: ска́зка) (Russian fairy tale or Russian folktale) is a Russian word literally meaning "story", but used to mean fairy taleor a fantasy tale. I felt like I was reading an illustration of Propp or another Russian formalist. I could read a whole book of Baba Yaga tales, alone, so to get one with a few about the infamous witch; along with other familiars is a treat. Discover more than 3,800 classic tales plus new stories by fairy tale fans. This item: Russian Fairy Tales (Illustrated) by Alexander Afanasyev Paperback £12.99 Slavonic Fairy Tales by John T. Naaké Paperback £6.75 An Illustrated Treasury of Swedish Folk and Fairy Tales by John Bauer Hardcover £12.99 Start reading on your Kindle in under a minute. Born in 1826, he studied law as Moscow University, but was drawn to write about folklore. Skazki o zhivotnykh [tales of animals] are tales about animals, and bytovye skazki [household tales] are tales about everyday life. Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2016. Alexander Afanasyev’s most popular book is Russian Fairy Tales. The Planet; Illustrated edition (March 11, 2012). Without fairytales and folk tales, we would not have the fantastical works of fiction that we are lucky to have access to today. These are long versions of the stories, which is fine with me. A richly illustrated collection of Russian folk tales: Vasilisa the Beautiful; Maria Morevna; The Feather of Finist the Falcon; The Frog-Tsarevna; Tsarevich Ivan, the Firebird and the Grey Wolf. Prices are hidden. I could read a whole book of Baba Yaga tales, alone, so to get one with a few about the infamous witch; along with other familiars is a treat. Russian Fairy Tales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) Kindle Edition.