The Science of Fairy Tales An Inquiry into Fairy Mythology

The chief object of this volume is to exhibit, in a manner acceptable to readers who are not specialists, the application of the principles and methods which guide investigations into popular traditions to a few of the most remarkable ...

Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781613109052

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The chief object of this volume is to exhibit, in a manner acceptable to readers who are not specialists, the application of the principles and methods which guide investigations into popular traditions to a few of the most remarkable stories embodying the Fairy superstitions of the Celtic and Teutonic peoples. Some of the subjects discussed have already been dealt with by more competent inquirers. But even in these cases I have sometimes been able to supply additional illustrations of the conclusions previously arrived at, and occasionally, I hope, to carry the argument a step or two further than had been done before. I have thus tried to render the following pages not wholly valueless to students. A portion of the book incorporates the substance of some articles which I contributed to “The Archæological Review” and “Folk-Lore.” But these have been to a considerable extent re-written; and it is hoped that in the process wider and more accurate generalizations have been attained. My hearty thanks are due to the various friends whose generous assistance has been recorded in the footnotes, and especially to Professor Dr. George Stephens, the veteran antiquary of the North, and Mr. W. G. Fretton, who have not measured their pains on behalf of one whose only claim on them was a common desire to pry into the recesses of the past. I am under still deeper obligations to Mr. G. L. Gomme, F.S.A., who has so readily acceded to my request that he would read the proof-sheets, and whose suggestions have repeatedly been of the greatest value; and to Mr. Havelock Ellis for the counsel and suggestions which his experience has more than once enabled him to give as the book was passing through the press.

Computational Fairy Tales

Computational Fairy Tales introduces principles of computational thinking, illustrating high-level computer science concepts, the motivation behind them, and their application in a non-computer—fairy tale—domain.

Author: Jeremy Kubica

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Have you ever thought that computer science should include more dragons and wizards? Computational Fairy Tales introduces principles of computational thinking, illustrating high-level computer science concepts, the motivation behind them, and their application in a non-computer—fairy tale—domain. It's a quest that will take you from learning the basics of programming in a blacksmith's forge to fighting curses with recursion.Fifteen seers delivered the same prophecy, without so much as a single minstrel to lighten the mood: an unknown darkness threatens the kingdom. Suddenly, Princess Ann finds herself sent forth alone to save the kingdom. Leaving behind her home, family, and pet turtle Fido, Princess Ann must face goblin attacks, magical curses, arrogant scholars, an unpleasant oracle, and rude Boolean waiters. Along the way she must build a war chest of computational knowledge to survive the coming challenge.

The Science of Fairy Tales

"This volume deals with those fairy tales or folk-tales which contain a supernatural element, and which are known as Sagas and Nursery Tales, the study of which is now an important and fascinating branch of Folk-Lore.

Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland

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ISBN: 1495258971

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"This volume deals with those fairy tales or folk-tales which contain a supernatural element, and which are known as Sagas and Nursery Tales, the study of which is now an important and fascinating branch of Folk-Lore." -The Dial "Contains an admirable bibliography on the subject of fairy mythology." -Publishers Weekly "Will win the sympathy of all earnest students, both by the knowledge it displays and by a thorough love and appreciation of his subject, which is evident throughout." - Spectator The student of fairy lore faces the same dilemma as the first-person narrator in Hughes Mearns's famous poem: "As I was going up the stair, I met a man who wasn't there." Why study something that isn't there? However, even if that man wasn't there, Mearns's narrator responded as though he were. Similarly, for all of recorded history many of our forebears have behaved as though they were surrounded by unseen sprites called variously fairies, elves, trolls, mermaids, and such. The study of these beings, like the scholarly examination of religion or psychology or politics, is laden with preconceived notions. The primary sources I refer to in the following pages typically cite individuals who assert first-hand experience with fairies, although most educated observers dismiss such claims as fantasy, self deception, or outright fraud. And theologians - at least in times past - have identified these creatures as satanic demons, to be avoided at any cost. The study of fairy lore is an exercise in evaluating contradictory opinions. "The science of fairy tales," according to author Edwin Sidney Hartland, is - in part - a psychological and sociological investigation into the roots of faith. Who believes in fairies and why? But it is also an inquiry into emotion and esthetics. Why have these unseen beings played such an important role in the belief systems of countless people? And why does their magic continue both to haunt us and to delight us through the fiction that we now label "fairy tales"? The answers to these questions lie not only in legends inherited from the past, but also in our own psyches. The goal of this book is to present a sampling of these legends and to examine them - if this is possible - both sympathetically and objectively. Table of Contents Preface Chapter I. The Art of Story-Telling Chapter II. Savage Ideas Chapter III. Fairy Births and Human Midwives Chapter IV. Fairy Births and Human Midwives (Continued) Chapter V. Changelings Chapter VI. Robberies from Fairyland. Chapter VII. The Supernatural Lapse of Time in Fairyland Chapter VIII. The Supernatural Lapse of Time in Fairyland ( Continued ) Chapter IX. The Supernatural Lapse of Time in Fairyland ( Continued ) Chapter X. Swan-Maidens Chapter XI. Swan-Maidens (Continued) Chapter XII. Conclusion Appendix: Bibliography Footnotes

The Science of Fairy Tales

The Science of Fairy Tales By Edwin Sidney Hartland

Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland

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The Science of Fairy Tales By Edwin Sidney Hartland

The Science of Fairy Tales

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Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ The Science Of Fairy Tales: An Inquiry Into Fairy Mythology; The Contemporary Science Series Edwin Sidney Hartland W. Scott, 1897 Fairy tales; Folklore

The Science of Fairy Tales

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Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland

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Excerpt from The Science of Fairy Tales: An Inquiry Into Fairy Mythology A portion of the book incorporates the substance of some articles which I contributed to The Archaeological Review and folk-lore. But these have been to a considerable extent re-written; and it is hoped that in the process wider and more accurate generalizations have been attained. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Science of Fairy Tales

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Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland

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The Science of Fairy Tales An Inquiry Into Fairey Mythology

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Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Science of Fairy Tales

The art of story-telling has been cultivated in all ages and among all nations of which we have any record; it is the outcome of an instinct implanted universally in the human mind.

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The art of story-telling has been cultivated in all ages and among all nations of which we have any record; it is the outcome of an instinct implanted universally in the human mind. By means of a story the savage philosopher accounts for his own existence and that of all the phenomena which surround him. With a story the mothers of the wildest tribes awe their little ones into silence, or rouse them into delight. And the weary hunters beguile the long silence of a desert night with the mirth and wonders of a tale. The imagination is not less fruitful in the higher races; and, passing through forms sometimes more, sometimes less, serious, the art of story-telling unites with the kindred arts of dance and song to form the epic or the drama, or develops under the complex influences of modern life into the prose romance and the novel. These in their various ways are its ultimate expression; and the loftiest genius has found no fitter vehicle to convey its lessons of truth and beauty.

Christianity Without Fairy Tales

Reviews scripture in the context of historical and scientific evidence and offers interpretations for both believers and skeptics.

Author: Jim Rigas

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ISBN: 1570876541

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Reviews scripture in the context of historical and scientific evidence and offers interpretations for both believers and skeptics.

The Science of Fairy Tales

Book Excerpt: tical with one he had heard forty years before from a different man thirty miles away; and this story contained old Gaelic words the meaning of which the teller did not know.

Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland

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Book Excerpt: tical with one he had heard forty years before from a different man thirty miles away; and this story contained old Gaelic words the meaning of which the teller did not know. A gamekeeper from Ross-shire also testified to similar customs at his native place: the assemblies of the young to hear their elders repeat, on winter nights, the tales they had learned from their fathers before them, and the renown of the travelling tailor and shoemaker. When a stranger came to the village it was the signal for a general gathering at the house where he stayed, to listen to his tales. The goodman of the house usually began with some favourite tale, and the stranger was expected to do the rest. It was a common saying: "The first tale by the goodman, and tales to daylight by the guest." The minister, however, came to the village in 1830, and the schoolmaster soon followed, with the inevitable result of putting an end to these delightful times.[1]Not very different is the account given by M. Luzel of theRead More

The Science of Fairy Tales

But among the lower races, a vastly preponderating number of tales recorded by Europeans who have lived with them on the ... Fairy Tales of both these classes are compounded of incidents which are the common property of many nations, ...

Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland

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The Science of Fairy Tales

It cannot, of course, be expected that the characters of the actors in these stories will be drawn with skill, or indeed that any attention will be paid to them. Character-study is a late development.

Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland

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The art of story-telling has been cultivated in all ages and among all nations of which we have any record; it is the outcome of an instinct implanted universally in the human mind. By means of a story the savage philosopher accounts for his own existence and that of all the phenomena which surround him. With a story the mothers of the wildest tribes awe their little ones into silence, or rouse them into delight. And the weary hunters beguile the long silence of a desert night with the mirth and wonders of a tale. The imagination is not less fruitful in the higher races; and, passing through forms sometimes more, sometimes less, serious, the art of story-telling unites with the kindred arts of dance and song to form the epic or the drama, or develops under the complex influences of modern life into the prose romance and the novel. These in their various ways are its ultimate expression; and the loftiest genius has found no fitter vehicle to convey its lessons of truth and beauty.But even in the most refined products of the imagination the same substances are found which compose the rudest. Something has, of course, been dropped in the process; and where we can examine the process stage by stage, we can discern the point whereat each successive portion has been purged away. But much has also been gained. To change the figure, it is like the continuous development of living things, amorphous at first, by and by shooting out into monstrous growths, unwieldy and half-organized, anon settling into compact and beautiful shapes of subtlest power and most divine suggestion. But the last state contains nothing more than was either obvious or latent in the first. Man's imagination, like every other known power, works by fixed laws, the existence and operation of which it is possible to trace; and it works upon the same material, -the external universe, the mental and moral constitution of man and his social relations. Hence, diverse as may seem at first sight the results among the cultured Europeans and the debased Hottentots, the philosophical Hindoos and the Red Indians of the Far West, they present, on a close examination, features absolutely identical. The outlines of a story-plot among savage races are wilder and more unconfined; they are often a vast unhidebound corpse, but one that bears no distant resemblance to forms we think more reasonable only because we find it difficult to let ourselves down to the level of savage ignorance, and to lay aside the data of thought which have been won for us by the painful efforts of civilization. The incidents, making all due allowance for these differences and those of climate and physical surroundings, are not merely alike; they are often indistinguishable. It cannot, of course, be expected that the characters of the actors in these stories will be drawn with skill, or indeed that any attention will be paid to them. Character-study is a late development. True: we ought not to overlook the fact that we have to do with barbarous ideals. In a rudimentary state of civilization the passions, like the arts, are distinguished not by subtlety and complexity, but by simplicity and violence of contrast. This may account to some extent for what seems to us repulsive, inconsistent or impossible. But we must above all things beware of crediting the story-teller with that degree of conscious art which is only possible in an advanced culture and under literary influences

Nauka U Kazkah Science in Fairy Tales Bilingual Book in Ukrainian and English

This collection includes the following fairy tales: "The Raindrop" and "The Dandelion." The stories are bilingual. We use simple phrases to make the book easy to understand for little kids.

Author: Svetlana Bagdasaryan

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"Science in Fairy Tales" is a series of a short fairy stories about the main natural phenomena told in a way that is easily understandable by kids. This collection includes the following fairy tales: "The Raindrop" and "The Dandelion." The stories are bilingual. We use simple phrases to make the book easy to understand for little kids. Having read this fairy tale, children will learn that water in nature can occur in three states: liquid, solid and vapor. http://www.mygrandmastales.com

Fairy Tale Science

But science and engineering could also help these characters. In this fun series, readers complete hands-on activities to help beloved fairy-tale characters.

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ISBN: 1644931052

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In many fairy tales, characters must rely on quick thinking to overcome challenges. But science and engineering could also help these characters. In this fun series, readers complete hands-on activities to help beloved fairy-tale characters.

Science in Fairy Tales the Raindrop Ciencia en Cuentos de Hadas la Gota de Lluvia Bilingual Book in English and Spanish

We use simple phrases to make the book easy to understand for little kids. Having read this fairy tale, children will learn that water in nature can occur in three states: liquid, solid and vapor. http://www.mygrandmastales.com/

Author: Svetlana Bagdasaryan

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ISBN: 1987481313

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"Science in Fairy Tales" is a series of a short fairy stories about the main natural phenomena told in a way that is easily understandable by kids. The stories are bilingual. We use simple phrases to make the book easy to understand for little kids. Having read this fairy tale, children will learn that water in nature can occur in three states: liquid, solid and vapor. http://www.mygrandmastales.com/

Fairy tale Science

In part, Fairy-Tale Science represents an attempt to explain the lack of success of the literary fairy tale in Italy by analysing Straparola's and Basile's tales in the broad social-historical context of the discourse on the marvellous.

Author: Suzanne Magnanini

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802097545

Category: History

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"Between 1550 and 1650, marvellous stories of women giving birth to animals, young girls growing penises, and valiant men slaying dragons appeared in Europe. Circulated in scientific texts and in the first two collections of fairy tales published on the continent, Giovan Francesco Straparolas Le piacevoli notti and Giambattista Basiles Lo cunto de li cunti, the stories invigorated readers and established a new literary genre. Despite the fact that the printed European fairy tale was born in Italy, however, contemporary readers tend to think of France or Germany as the genres place of origin.Fairy-Tale Science looks at the birth of the literary fairy tale in the context of early modern discourses on the monstrous, and explains how scientific discourse and literary theories of the marvellous limited the genre's success on its native soil. Suzanne Magnanini argues that men of science positioned the fairy tale in opposition to science and fixed it as a negative pole in a binary system. This system came to define both a new type of scientific inquiry and the nascent literary genre. Magnanini also suggests that, by adopting theories of the monstrous as metaphors for their own literary production, Straparola and Basile aligned the literary fairy tale, the feminine, and the monstrous, and essentially marginalized the new genre.Fairy-Tale Science expands our understanding of the early modern European imagination and investigates the complex interplay between scientific discourse and marvellous literature."

Science in Wonderland

Presents a new perspective on Victorian scientific discoveries and inventions; includes a range of Victorian scientific fairy-tales and stories; looks at why fairies and their tales were chosen as an appropriate new form for capturing and ...

Author: Melanie Keene

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199662654

Category: Literary Criticism

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Presents a new perspective on Victorian scientific discoveries and inventions; includes a range of Victorian scientific fairy-tales and stories; looks at why fairies and their tales were chosen as an appropriate new form for capturing and presenting scientific and technological knowledge to young audiences; examines a range of scientific subjects, from palaeontology to entomology to astronomy.--Provided by publisher.