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moonway
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(8/5/07 6:59 pm)


The Little Soldier
Two weeks ago I read "The Little Soldier," which is a Charles Deulin story found in The Green Fairy Book. I LOVED the story, and want to find more by the same author.

The business at the end about the pears that give horns I've seen elsewhere, but the rest seemed very original, and it was nice to read a French fairy tale in which everyone doesn't suddenly DIE for no good reason.

Does anyone know of any collection of Deulin's stories online? In English, if possible. If not, the French would be workable.

Apparently he wrote three fairy tale collections: Contes d'un buveur de bière (Beer-Drinker's Tales, 1868 ) , Contes du roi Cambrinus (Tales of King Cambrinus, 1874), and Contes de petite ville (Village Tales, 1875).

I've searched, but not found... I'm not asking for a list of links... just hoping that a whole book is out there.

thanks!

Kaleigh Way

Edited by: moonway at: 8/5/07 7:00 pm
Ujazd
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(8/6/07 3:35 am)


books
Your first two books might be different editions of the same book. The 1944 edition in the US LOC includes both titles as a single long title: 'Contes d'un buveur de bieÌre, suives des contes du roi Cambrinus et de plusieurs autres'. The edition that has both titles is about the same length as the editions that have only one. (King Gambrinus being the king of beer, it would make sense as a single collection).

The British Library lists a couple of translations.There's a 1927 edition edited of Contes de Flandres by P.B. Hacker, and an 1887 translation by Lang entitled Johnny Nut and the Golden Goose. Neither of those seem to be on the internet, but the Lang translation is listed on a lot of used book sites.

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