Folk Tales Told Around the World Author:Richard M. Dorson "The Unbeliever and the Skull," "The Adulteress Rat," "The King of Cheats," and "The Cruel Mother-in-Law" are just a few of the fascinating titles included in this panoramic collection of folktales edited by the eminent folklorist, Richard M. Dorson. This is the first such anthology in English that represents orally told folktales collected in t... more »he field from traditional storytellers. In this volume there are more than a hundred tales of storytellers from forty-six cultures around the globe.
Unlike previous collections derived in large part from literary texts, this volume meets the criteria of professional folklorists in assembling only authentic examples of folktales as they were orally told. Background information, notes on the narrators, and scholarly commentaries are provided with the text.
This anthology represents a variety of oral narrative forms such as the fairy tale, the legend, the joke, and the personal experience.« less