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Aarne–Thompson index

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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...

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Advertising and fairy tales

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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...

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Albert Ludwig Grimm

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(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 ...

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Aleksandr Afanasyev

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(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’...

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Aleksandr Volkov

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(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...

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Alfred Crowquill

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(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...

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Alfred Thompson

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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...

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Ali Baba

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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 s...

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

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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) ...

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Alice B. Woodward

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(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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