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Fairy tales of Wilhelm Hauff

£19.99

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Once upon a time, a glittering caravan was travelling across the desert. When a solitary stranger rode up, the guards afraid of robbers - raised their lances. The magnificently-dressed stranger demanded "Master", and he was taken to the tent of rich merchants who were their were on their way to Mecca. He told them of his narrow escape from brigands, and they agreed to let him join them on their journey. 

"Suppose one of us tells a story at each camping place," suggested the stranger. And so it was. Every night, after they had eaten, a different member of the company of merchants told an enthralling tale.

Then comes the story of Snout the Dwarf, a medieval tale in which a witch turns a lively boy into a misshapen dwarf. While The Inn in the Forest is the start of yet another series of tales within tales. 

Macabre, vivid, often amusing, Wilhelm Hauff's stories are well- known in many countries. This newly translated selection of his work, imaginatively illustrated by Ulrik Schramm, will enchant adults as well as children.

Item details

Author(s):
Anthea Bell (translation)
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1969
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Abelard-Schuman
Title:
Fairy tales of Wilhelm Hauff

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Once upon a time, a glittering caravan was travelling across the desert. When a solitary stranger rode up, the guards afraid of robbers - raised their lances. The magnificently-dressed stranger demanded "Master", and he was taken to the tent of rich merchants who were their were on their way to Mecca. He told them of his narrow escape from brigands, and they agreed to let him join them on their journey. 

"Suppose one of us tells a story at each camping place," suggested the stranger. And so it was. Every night, after they had eaten, a different member of the company of merchants told an enthralling tale.

Then comes the story of Snout the Dwarf, a medieval tale in which a witch turns a lively boy into a misshapen dwarf. While The Inn in the Forest is the start of yet another series of tales within tales. 

Macabre, vivid, often amusing, Wilhelm Hauff's stories are well- known in many countries. This newly translated selection of his work, imaginatively illustrated by Ulrik Schramm, will enchant adults as well as children.

Author(s):
Anthea Bell (translation)
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1969
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Abelard-Schuman
Title:
Fairy tales of Wilhelm Hauff

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