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Joseph Jacobs (29 August 1854 - 30 January 1916) was a literary and Jewish historian. He was a writer for the Jewish Encyclopaedia and a notable folklorist, creating several noteworthy collections of fairy tales. is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the occupation of studying history. ... The Jewish Encyclopedia was an encyclopedia originally published between 1901 and 1906 by Funk and Wagnalls. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ...

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Biography

Jacobs was born at Sydney, the son of John and Sarah Jacobs. He was educated at Sydney Grammar School and at the University of Sydney, where he won a scholarship for classics, mathematics and chemistry. He did not complete a course at Sydney, but left for England at the age of 18 and entered St John's College, Cambridge. He graduated B.A. in 1876, and in 1877 studied at the University of Berlin. He was secretary of the Society of Hebrew Literature from 1878 to 1884, and in 1882 came into prominence as the writer of a series of articles in The Times on the persecution of the Jews in Russia. This led to the formation of the mansion house fund and committee, of which Jacobs was secretary from 1882 to 1900. During these years he gave much time to anthropological studies in connexion with the Jewish race, and became an authority on the question. This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Sydney Grammar School (colloquially known as Grammar)[4] is an independent, secular, selective day school for boys, located in Darlinghurst, Edgecliff and St Ives, all suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The University of Sydney, established in Sydney in 1850, is the oldest university in Australia. ... College name The College of Saint John the Evangelist of the University of Cambridge Motto Souvent me Souvient (Latin: I often remember) Named after The Hospital of Saint John the Evangelist Established 1511 Location St. ... There is no institution called the University of Berlin, but there are four universities in Berlin, Germany: Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) Technical University of Berlin (Technische Universität Berlin) Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom (and the Kingdom of Great Britain before the United Kingdom existed) since 1788 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. ...


In 1888 he prepared with Lucien Wolf Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica: A Bibliographical Guide to Anglo-Jewish History, and in 1890 he edited English Fairy Tales, the first of his long series of books of fairy tales published during the next 10 years. He wrote many literary articles for the Athenaeum, a collection of which, George Eliot, Matthew Arnold, Browning, Newman, Essays and Reviews from the Athenaeum was published in 1891. In the same year appeared his Studies in Jewish Statistics, in 1892, Tennyson and "In Memoriam", and in 1893 his important book on The Jews of Angevin England. In 1894 were published his Studies in Biblical archaeology, and An Inquiry into the Sources of the History of the Jews in Spain, in connexion with which he was made a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of History of Madrid. His As Others Saw Him, an historical novel dealing with the life of Christ, was published anonymously in 1895, and in the following year his Jewish Ideals and other Essays came out. In this year he was invited to the United States of America to give a course of lectures on the "Philosophy of Jewish History". The Story of Geographical Discovery was published towards the end of 1898 and ran into several editions. He had been compiling and editing the Jewish Year Book since 1896, and was president of the Jewish Historical Society of England in 1898-9. In 1900 he accepted an invitation to become revising editor of the Jewish Encyclopaedia which was then being prepared at New York. Lucien Wolf (born 1857 in London; died 1930) was a British Jewish journalist, historian, and advocate of Jewish rights. ... Angevin (IPA: ) is the name applied to the residents of Anjou, a former province of the Kingdom of France, as well as to the residents of Angers. ... The Jewish Historical Society of England was founded in 1893 by several Anglo-Jewish scholars, including Lucien Wolf, who became the societys first president. ... The Jewish Encyclopedia was an encyclopedia originally published between 1901 and 1906 by Funk and Wagnalls. ...


From 1899-1900 he edited the journal Folklore, and from 1890 to 1912 he edited five collections of fairy tales: English Fairy Tales, More English Fairy Tales, Celtic Fairy Tales, More Celtic Fairy Tales, and European Folk and Fairy Tales. He was inspired in this by the Brothers Grimm and the romantic nationalism common in folklorists of his age; he wished English children to have access to English fairy tales, whereas they were chiefly reading French and German tales[1]; in his own words, "What Perrault began, the Grimms completed." For other uses, see Brothers Grimm (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Although he collected many tales under the name of fairy tales, many of them are unusual sorts of tales. Binnorie and Tamlane are prose versions of ballads, The Old Woman and Her Pig is a nursery rhyme, Henny-Penny is a fable, and The Buried Moon has mythic overtones to an unusual extent in fairy tales. By his own analysis of English Fairy Tales, "Of the eighty-seven tales contained in my two volumes, thirty-eight are Märchen proper, ten sagas or legends, nineteen drolls, four cumulative stories, six beast tales, and ten nonsense stories." [2] A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ...


Jacobs settled permanently in the United States. He wrote many articles for the Jewish Encyclopaedia, and was generally responsible for the style of the whole publication. It was completed in 1906, and he then became registrar and professor of English at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America at New York. In 1908 he was appointed a member of the board of seven, which made a new English translation of the Bible for the Jewish Publication Society of America. In 1913 he resigned his positions at the seminary to become editor of the American Hebrew. He died on 30 January 1916. He married Georgina Horne and there was a family of two sons and a daughter. In 1920 Book I of his Jewish Contributions to Civilization, which was practically finished at the time of his death, was published at Philadelphia. It is an excellent statement of the case, written clearly and quite objectively, the work of a fine scholar who claimed nothing he could not substantiate. The Jewish Encyclopedia was an encyclopedia originally published between 1901 and 1906 by Funk and Wagnalls. ... The Jewish Theological Seminary of America The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, known in the Jewish community simply as JTS, is one of the academic and spiritual centers of Conservative Judaism. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Jewish Publication Society of America was founded in Philadelphia in 1888 to provide the children of Jewish immigrants to America with books about their heritage in the language of the New World. ...


In addition to the books already mentioned Jacobs edited The Fables of Aesop as First Printed by Caxton (1889), Painter's Palace of Pleasure (1890), Baltaser Gracian's Art of Worldly Wisdom (1892), Howell's Letters (1892), Barlaam and Josaphat (1896), The Thousand and One Nights (6 vols, 1896), and others. He was also a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and Hasting's Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics. ...


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Bidpai or Pilpai is the presumed author of a collection of Hindu fables of ancient date, in extensive circulation over the East, and widely translated. ... Aesop, as conceived by Diego Velázquez Aesop, as depicted in the Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel in 1493. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Illustration of Rumpelstiltskin from Andrew Langs The Blue Fairy Book, ca. ... The Rose-Tree is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs. ... Nix Nought Nothing is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in his English Fairy Tales. ... The Two Sisters is a murder ballad that recounts the tale of a girl drowned by her sister. ... Cap O Rushes is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in English Fairy Tales. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham from a 1918 English Fairy Tales, by Flora Annie Steel Jack and the Beanstalk is an English fairy tale, closely associated with the tale of Jack the Giant Killer. ... The third pig builds a house of brick The wolf lands in the cooking pot For the Disney animated short film, see Three Little Pigs (film). ... The Master and His Pupil is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in his English Fairy Tales. ... Jack and His Golden Snuff-Box is a Gypsy fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in English Fairy Tales. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into The Three Bears. ... Jack the Giant Killer is a fairy tale. ... The Sky is Falling may refer to: // The Sky Is Falling (fable) a fable, also known as Chicken Licken, Chicken Little or Henny Penny is an old fable about a chicken (or a hare in early versions) who believes the sky is falling. ... Childe Rowland is a fairy tale, the most popular version being by Joseph Jacobs in his English Folk and Fairy Tales, published in 1892, and written partly in verse and part in prose. ... Molly Whuppie is an Scottish fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in English Fairy Tales. ... The Red Ettin or The Red Etin is a fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs. ... Tom Thumb hitches a ride on a butterfly Tom Thumb is the name of a traditional hero in English folklore who was no bigger than his fathers thumb. ... The Robber Bridegroom is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 40. ... Cornbread is a variety of quick bread (a bread leavened chemically, rather than by yeast) containing cornmeal. ... The Earl of Mars Daughter is Child ballad number 270. ... Mr Miacca is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in his English Fairy Tales. ... Dick Whittington is a character in British pantomime, very loosely based on the real-life Richard Whittington. ... Kemp Owyne is Child ballad number 34. ... The Fish and the Ring is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in English Fairy Tales. ... The Magpies Nest is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in English Fairy Tales. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The ruins of Hylton Castle (in Sunderland, in Tyne & Wear, Northern England) are reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a murdered stable boy, known locally as the Cauld Lad of Hylton. ... Fairy Ointment or The Fairy Nurse is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in his English Fairy Tales. ... The Well of the Worlds End is a Scottish fairy tale, from the Lowlands, collected by Joseph Jacobs in English Fairy Tales. ... The Three Heads in the Well is a fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs. ... Angevin (IPA: ) is the name applied to the residents of Anjou, a former province of the Kingdom of France, as well as to the residents of Angers. ... The Pied Piper is a 1942 film in which an Englishman, on vacation in France, is caught up in the German invasion of that country, and finds himself helping a large group of children to safety. ... The Maid Freed from the Gallows, Child ballad number 95, is one of many titles of a centuries-old folk song about a condemned pleading for someone to buy their freedom from the executioner. ... My Own Self is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs. ... The Black Bull of Norroway is a fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs. ... The Hedley Kow is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in More English Fairy Tales. ... Tattercoats is a Scottish fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in his More English Fairy Tales. ... The Gingerbread Man is an English fairy tale about a gingerbread man that comes to life. ... For other uses, see The Three Bears (disambiguation). ... The Old Witch is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in More English Fairy Tales. ... The Buried Moon is a fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in More English Fairy Tales. ... This article is about the childrens tale. ... The King of England and his Three Sons is a Gypsy fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in More English Fairy Tales. ... Rushen Coatie or Rashin-Coatie is a Scottish fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in his More English Fairy Tales. ... The King o the Cats or The King of the Cats is an English fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs. ... Tam Lin is the hero of a Borders legend about fairies and mortal men. ... The Little Bull-Calf is an English Gypsy fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in More English Fairy Tales. ... Catskin is a fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs. ... Penshaw Monument, near Sunderland The Legend of the Lambton Worm is a story told about John Lambton, heir of the Lambton Estate, County Durham, and his battle with a giant worm which had been terrorising the local villages. ... Conall Cra Bhuidhe or Conall Yellowclaw is a Scottish fairy tale collected by John Francis Campbell in Popular Tales of the West Highlands, listing his informant as James Wilson, blind fiddler in Islay. ... Deirdre or Derdriu is the foremost tragic heroine in Irish mythology. ... Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree is a Scottish fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in his Celtic Fairy Tales. ... In Welsh mythology, Olwen (white track) was a daughter of Ysbaddaden. ... Jack and his Comrades is an Irish fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs, listing as his source Patrick Kennedys Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts. ... The Sea-Maiden is a Scottish fairy tale collected by John Francis Campbell in Popular Tales of the West Highlands, listing his informant as John Mackenzie, fisherman, near Inverary. ... Fair, Brown and Trembling is an Irish fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in his Celtic Fairy Tales. ... The Battle of the Birds is a Scottish fairy tale collected by John Francis Campbell in his Popular Tales of the West Highlands. ... Brewery of Eggshells is a Welsh fairy tale collected by Joseph Jacobs in his Celtic Fairy Tales. ... Biblical archaeology involves the recovery and scientific investigation of the material remains of past cultures that can illuminate the periods and descriptions in the Bible. ... The Children of Lir (or Children of Lear) is an Irish legend. ... This article is about the Welsh hero; for the impact crater on Europa, see Pwyll (crater). ... The Greek Princess and the Young Gardener is an Irish fairy tale collected by Patrick Kennedy in Fireside Stories of Ireland. ... The Ridere of Riddles is a Scottish fairy tale collected by John Francis Campbell in Popular Tales of the West Highlands, listing as his informant John Mackenzie, a fisherman near Inverary. ... The Jewish Encyclopedia was an encyclopedia originally published between 1901 and 1906 by Funk and Wagnalls. ... Gustave Dorés illustration for Cendrillon Cinderella (French: Cendrillon) is a popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. ... For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation). ... The Dancing Water, the Singing Apple, and the Speaking Bird is an Italian fairy tale collected by Thomas Frederick Crane in Italian Popular Tales and included by Joseph Jacobs in European Folk and Fairy Tales. ... The Valiant Little Tailor or The Brave Little Tailor is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 20. ... Gustave Dorés 19th century engraving of le chat botté Puss in Boots ( Italian: Il Gatto cogli Stivali; French : Le Chat botté; Spanish : El Gato con Botas; all literally meaning the cat with boots ) is a European fairy tale, best known in the version collected by Charles Perrault in 1697... The Swan May or Swan Maiden is a legend in which a young, unmarried man steals a magic robe made of swan feathers from a swan maiden so that she will not fly away and winds up marrying her. ... Androcles and the Lion is a 1912 play written by George Bernard Shaw. ... The Master Thief is a Norwegian fairy tale collected by Peter Chr. ... The Master Maid is a Norwegian fairy tale collected by Asbjørnsen and Moe. ... Trusty John, Faithful John, Faithful Johannes, or John the True is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 6,[1] and by Joseph Jacobs in his European Folk and Fairy Tales. ... This article is about the Snow White character. ...

Reference

  1. ^ Maria Tatar, p 345-5, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, ISBN 0-393-05163-3
  2. ^ Joseph Jacobs, English Fairy Tales, "Notes and References"

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