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Spanish Tales

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A Cheating Bird

Lee 1931, 892-93. Spanish source: Fernán Caballero.

[The tale]

The Fox and the Goose

Lee 1931, 891-92. Spanish source: Fernán Caballero.

[The tale]

The Twin Brothers

Lang's Grey Fairy Book, 1905, 322-32. Spanish source: Fernán Caballero.

[The tale]

The Bird of Truth

Langs' Orange Fairy Book, 1906, 292-306. The tale was collected by Cecilia Böhl de Faber in her Cuentos de encantamiento. It is also included in Fernán Caballero's work of 1878.

[The tale]

Starving John, Doctor

Busk 1870, 123-30.

[The tale]

The Woodcutter's Son

Eells 1920, 25-35.

[The tale]

Portuguese Tales

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The Enchanted Girl

Pedroso 1882, 37-40.

[The tale]

The Little Old Man's Goddaughter

"St. Peter's Goddaughter," in Pedroso 1882, 53-59.

[The tale]

The False Prince and the True

Lang's Lilac Fairy Book, 1910, 22-31.

[The tale]

The Rich Brother and the Poor Brother

Lang's Lilac Fairy Book, 1910, 173-85.

[The tale]

The Spell-Bound Giant

Pedroso 1882, 33-37.

[The tale]

The Cabbage Stalk

Pedroso 1882, 81-85.

[The tale]

The Girl and the Fish

"The Maiden and the Fish," in Pedroso 1882, 97-100.

[The tale]

The Rabbit

Pedroso 1882, 29-32.

[The tale]

Clever Maria

Lang's Crimson Fairy Book, 1903, 359-67.

[The tale]

What Came of Picking Flowers

Lang's Grey Fairy Book, 1905, 93-102.

[The tale]

The Prince Who Wanted to See the World

Lang's Violet Fairy Book, 1906, 356-63.

[The tale]


Notes to fairy tales from Spain and Portugal, and sources of Spanish and Portuguese tales, literature

Boggs, Ralph Steele. Index of Spanish Folktales, Classified according to Antti Aarne's 'Types of the Folktale', Translated and Enlarged by Stith Thompson, in FF Communications No. 74: A Dissertation Submitted to the Graduate Faculty in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Reprinted from Folklore Fellows Communications No. 90, 1930. Chicago: The University of Chicago, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 1930.

Busk, Rachel Harriette. Patrañas, or Spanish Stories, Legendary and Traditional. London: Griffith and Farran, 1870.

Caballero, Fernán. Cuentos oraciones: Adivinas y refranes popularies é infantiles recogidos. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1878.

Eells, Elsie Spicer. Tales of Enchantment from Spain. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1920.

Escaméz, José Muñoz. Fairy Tales from Spain. London: J. M. Dent, 1913.

Lang, Andrew. "Fairy Books of Many Colors" (A series). London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1889–1910. ⍽▢⍽ With this wife and other translators, Andrew Lang (1844–1912) published 12 collections of fairy tales, among other works. The books of fairy tales are known as Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colours. Andrew selected tales, and his wife and other translators did much of the translating and retelling of the stories. The books were first published as shown here: The Blue Fairy Book (1889); The Red Fairy Book (London: Longman, Greens and Co, 1907 [first: 1890] - one tale from it is included in the first collection here); The Green Fairy Book (1892); The Yellow Fairy Book (1894); The Pink Fairy Book (1897); The Grey Fairy Book (1900); The Violet Fairy Book (1901); The Crimson Fairy Book (1903); The Brown Fairy Book (1904); The Orange Fairy Book (1906); The Olive Fairy Book (1907); The Lilac Fairy Book (1910).

Lee, Frank Harold, ed. Folk Tales of All Nations. London: George G. Harrap, 1931. ⍽▢⍽ Six stories in it are from Spain, and eight stories from Portugal.

Pedroso, Consiglieri Zophimo, coll. Portuguese Folk-Tales. Tr. Henriqueta Monteiro. London: The Folk Lore Society / Elliot Stock, 1882.

Sellers, Charles. Tales from the Lands of Nuts and Grapes: Spanish and Porguguese Folklore. London: Field and Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C.; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; Hamilton, Adams and Co., 1888.

Uther, Hans-Jörg. The Types of International Folktales: A Classification and Bibliography Based on the System of Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson. Vols 1-3. FF Communications No. 284-86, Helsinki: Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 2004.

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