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duglis
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(10/10/07 5:41 am)

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales?
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales [Three Volumes] (Hardcover)
by Donald Haase (Editor)
List Price:         $299.95


^^
This upcoming set sure looks wonderful. I'm curious if it has complete tales or summaries? Does it have an exhaustive collection of illustrations as well? I'm just not sure what this collection actually IS based on the descriptions. Can someone help?
Anyone familiar with this project?

Also, wondering if the volumes will come out seperately? in paberback, ever? at reduced prices for instructors? $300 is a little steep for me at this time.

be well all!

-Douglas

Heidi Anne Heiner
ezOP
(10/10/07 9:24 am)


Re: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales?
Duglis,

I've emailed Don in hopes of getting more information. I'm not familiar with the details either, but I'm quite excited about the project and know Don has spent years on it. When I get more information, I hope to have a page about it on SurLaLune to explain the hefty price tag to individuals since the book is marketed primarily as a reference book for institutions. In my experience, most medium to larger libraries will add the set to their reference collections, but I doubt many will have circulating copies.

Heidi

kristiw
Registered User
(10/10/07 10:18 am)


Re: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales?
Hi,
I wrote the entries for Hermynia zur Muehlen and Otto von Ubbelohde and I can say that the encyclopedia has summaries of, and synthesis of critical opinions on, the former, and at least one illustration from the latter :)

Kristiana

duglis
Registered User
(10/10/07 9:49 pm)


Re: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales?
Kristiana and Heidi,

Thanks for your information about the project. I see it is being made as sort of the "ultimate" fairy tale reference book(s). Thank you.

Douglas in southern California.

Erica Carlson
Registered User
(10/11/07 1:36 pm)


Re: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales?
Greenwood has a page on the publication here, in case you haven't already seen it:
www.greenwood.com/catalog/GR3441.aspx.

Just to confirm what Heidi has covered, this is the sort of thing that will end up in the reference section at the university library where I work, and it'll be used in-house rather than part of the circulating collection. Encyclopedias are almost always expensive - publishers price them for institutions rather than individuals, and most book stores tend not to stock them unless by request. The price mentioned here is in line with what Greenwood usually charges for an encyclopedia like this, and from the point of view of someone purchasing books for reference, the price is pretty reasonable for a 3-volume set, especially since Greenwood reliably puts out high-quality stuff. None of which, I realize, helps much if you want your own individual copy. This is one of the reasons I occasionally think of buying lottery tickets :)

Best,
Erica (another librarian)

PixiJones
Registered User
(10/25/07 4:20 am)


Re: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales?
Hello All -

I've also been awaiting the release of this beautiful and extensive set. I'm thrilled because I actually found a way to make it affordable. I just purchased it for $89 dollars and change through the Barnes&Noble website. :eek The list price is $299 but if you have a membership, the price drops to $239, so that takes $60 right off the top. Next, I used a coupon code for 50% off one item if you pay with a Mastercard. You enter the form of payment first and then enter code P7N6J9K in the appropriate box to get an extra 50% off of the list price. Seriously, I'm still over the moon and can't wait till it arrives.

Even though I was expecting to see this on the shelves of the reference section at the library, I absolutely could not resist this deal! It made it relatively affordable. Enjoy!

Lisa

Duglis1
Registered User
(10/25/07 11:05 am)


Re: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales?
Holy COW! What a wonderful deal. I'll have to seriously think this over within 24 hours.

!!!

Congrats to you and thanks for sharing the mastercard code!

Wow!

-Douglas

Edited by: Duglis1 at: 10/25/07 11:14 am
PixiJones
Registered User
(10/26/07 1:07 am)


Re: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales?
No kidding. I'm so excited! I forgot to say that the code expires on Nov. 11th so you have a little time to decide.

Lisa

Duglis1
Registered User
(10/26/07 5:44 pm)


Re: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales?
I'll assume my "thinker" pose for the weekend. I'm still having a tough time deciding.

Lisa, again, thanks and congrats.

otto1980
Registered User
(10/26/07 9:11 pm)


Re: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales?
Wonder if there's an entry on Ruth Manning-Sanders

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