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Aarne–Thompson index

Aarne–Thompson index  

Shorthand for The Types of the Folktale, the classification system for international folk tales developed and first published in 1910 by the Finnish folklorist Antti Aarne under the title Verzeichnis ...
Advertising and fairy tales

Advertising and fairy tales  

Verbal folklore genres such as proverbs, riddles, folk songs, nursery rhymes, legends, and of course fairy tales have long been used as attention-getting devices in advertising. While proverbs, for ...
Albert Ludwig Grimm

Albert Ludwig Grimm  

(1786–1872), German author and editor of legends and fairy tales. Like Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (to whom he was not related), A. L. Grimm collected folk and fairy tales, which ...
Aleksandr Afanasyev

Aleksandr Afanasyev  

(1826–1871), Russian folklorist. His collection Russian Folktales, in eight volumes (1855–1863), is still the most comprehensive work on East Slavic folk tales. Afanasyev used the Grimms’ Children's ...
Aleksandr Volkov

Aleksandr Volkov  

(1891–1977),Russian writer, best known for his series of fairy-tale novels for children. The first of these, The Wizard of the Emerald City (1939), is a free adaptation of Frank ...
Alfred Crowquill

Alfred Crowquill  

(1804–1872), British writer, caricaturist, and illustrator. The original appeal of Crowquill's early work, such as Ups and Downs (1823) and Absurdities: In Prose and Verse (1827), lay in his quaint ...
Alfred Thompson

Alfred Thompson  

1831–95), British musical theatre librettist and artist.Thompson studied art at Munich and Paris and was soon one of the most innovative costume and scenic designers of the musical stage ...
Ali Baba

Ali Baba  

The hero of a story supposed to be from the Arabian Nights (but actually first added to the text in a French translation of the early 18th century), who discovered the magic formula (open sesame) ...
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves  

The cinema has generally been keener on the title than it has on the original storyline from *The Arabian Nights. In a wartime adaptation directed by Arthur Lubin (USA, 1944) ...
Alice B. Woodward

Alice B. Woodward  

(1862–1951), British illustrator best known for her illustrations to The Peter Pan Picture Book. First published by George Bell and Sons in 1907, it remained in print in various forms ...

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