Russian Fairy Tales collected by Alexander Afanasyev [PANTHEON SOFTCOVER / 1975]

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Russian Fairy Tales collected by Alexander Afanasyev, Translated by Norbert Guterman & Illustrated by Alexander Alexeieff


Printing date unknown but appears to be a more recent printing.  

Tightly bound copy in excellent reading condition. Corner dent to back cover and some mild edge wear. Pages are white and read good as new. 

In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures—thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying witches, enchanted children and crafty animals—and such uniquely Russian characters as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. The more than 175 tales culled from a centuries-old Russian storytelling tradition by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas’ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination that will fascinate readers both young and old.

With black-and-white drawings throughout.  Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library