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Chinese Fairy Tales

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Subtitled "Forty stories told by almond-eyed folk." These tales were heard or overheard by the writer as they were told, between the years 1873 and 1889, in the Swatow vernacular, by persons who could not read. They and their kind furnished mental entertainment for her during many nights when travelling in a slow native boat, or sitting in a dim native hut, with almond-eyed women and children, in the eastern corner of the Kwangtung province in Southern China. The author is not aware that any of these stories have before been rendered into a European tongue, or that they are even to be found in any Chinese books. They have been selected from among many which, while not less interesting, would be less intelligible to those who are unfamiliar with the beliefs and customs of "The Middle KIngdom."

Book as red lettering to the front and spine. Boards are turquoise with heavy scuffing and bumping to the corners. Inside - pages are mostly clean but with sporadic foxing and heavy tanning to the front and rear endpapers. Binding is secure. A good readable copy. Printed in 1912. Dimensions : 20.5 x 14.3 x 2.3 cm

Item details

Author(s):
Adele M. Fielde
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2nd edition 1912
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
194
Publisher:
G.P. Putnam's Sons

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Subtitled "Forty stories told by almond-eyed folk." These tales were heard or overheard by the writer as they were told, between the years 1873 and 1889, in the Swatow vernacular, by persons who could not read. They and their kind furnished mental entertainment for her during many nights when travelling in a slow native boat, or sitting in a dim native hut, with almond-eyed women and children, in the eastern corner of the Kwangtung province in Southern China. The author is not aware that any of these stories have before been rendered into a European tongue, or that they are even to be found in any Chinese books. They have been selected from among many which, while not less interesting, would be less intelligible to those who are unfamiliar with the beliefs and customs of "The Middle KIngdom."

Book as red lettering to the front and spine. Boards are turquoise with heavy scuffing and bumping to the corners. Inside - pages are mostly clean but with sporadic foxing and heavy tanning to the front and rear endpapers. Binding is secure. A good readable copy. Printed in 1912. Dimensions : 20.5 x 14.3 x 2.3 cm

Author(s):
Adele M. Fielde
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2nd edition 1912
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
194
Publisher:
G.P. Putnam's Sons

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