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Book Review: Tales Before Tolkien

Tales Before Tolkien Edited by Douglas A. Anderson Tales Before Tolkien is a collection of literary fairy tales, or fairy tales written to imitate genuine folklore, all of which were written before J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was published in 1937. While there is no evidence that Tolkien was familiar with all of these stories, he …

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses

12 Dancing Princesses

The story of the twelve dancing princesses has appeared under various titles, in various forms, and by various authors over the years, but one of the earliest versions is the tale of “The Shoes Which Were Danced to Pieces,” published in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm. There once lived a king who had twelve daughters, …

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