Folklore collections


c.1350–1410 Welsh stories based on oral tales are collected in the Mabinogion, the earliest prose literature of Britain.

1697 French author Charles Perrault writes Tales of Mother Goose, a collection of rewritten and original tales.

1782–87 German author Johann Karl August Musäus publishes a popular collection of satirical folk stories.


1835–49 Finnish folklore is celebrated in the epic poem the Kalevala by Elias Lönnrot.

1841 Norwegian Folktales, by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe, is published.

1979 The Bloody Chamber, by English novelist Angela Carter, challenges traditional folktale portrayals ...

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