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[review] Fairy Tales from South Africa by Mrs. E. J. Bourhill & Mrs. J. B. Drake
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James Nicoll
2018-09-03 23:53:39 UTC
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Fairy Tales from South Africa by Mrs. E. J. Bourhill & Mrs. J. B. Drake

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Robert Woodward
2018-09-04 05:03:35 UTC
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Fairy Tales from South Africa by Mrs. E. J. Bourhill & Mrs. J. B. Drake
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Several of those stories look like variants of various stories collected
by the Grimm brothers. For example, "The Serpent's Bride" appears to be
similar to Beauty and the Beast (BTW, so is "Cupid and Psyche"). Also,
that collection's "Beauty and Beast" (which has nothing to do with the
well known European story) appears to be similar to "The Goose Girl". If
I remembered more of the Grimm stories, I might see more parallels.
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David Johnston
2018-09-04 07:07:17 UTC
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Fairy Tales from South Africa by Mrs. E. J. Bourhill & Mrs. J. B. Drake
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/telling-stories
Several of those stories look like variants of various stories collected
by the Grimm brothers. For example, "The Serpent's Bride" appears to be
similar to Beauty and the Beast (BTW, so is "Cupid and Psyche"). Also,
that collection's "Beauty and Beast" (which has nothing to do with the
well known European story) appears to be similar to "The Goose Girl". If
I remembered more of the Grimm stories, I might see more parallels.
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