500 new fairy tales

Wow!

Five hundred new fairy tales have been discovered in Germany. It’s a collection that was gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth and it’s been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years!

You can read on of the fairy tales, entitled The Turnip Princess, here in the Guardian.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bill Chance
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 08:59:47

    I hope the collection gets translated and published. I love reading old fairy tales – they are the basis for so much of our modern collective counsciousness.

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