Joseph Jacobs

Joseph Jacobs (29 August 1854 – 30 January 1916) was a New South Welsh-born British-Jewish folklorist, translator, literary critic, social scientist, historian and writer of English literature who became a notable collector and publisher of English folklore.

Jacobs was born in Sydney to a Jewish family. His work went on to popularise some of the world's best known versions of English fairy tales including "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", "The Three Little Pigs", "Jack the Giant Killer" and "The History of Tom Thumb". He published his English fairy tale collections ''English Fairy Tales'' in 1890 and ''More English Fairy Tales'' in 1893. He published European, Jewish, Celtic, and Indian fairy tales, which made him one of the most popular English-language fairy tale writers. Jacobs was also an editor for journals and books on the subject of folklore which included editing the Fables of Bidpai and the Fables of Aesop, as well as articles on the migration of Jewish folklore. He also edited editions of ''The Thousand and One Nights''. He went on to join The Folklore Society in England and became an editor of the society journal ''Folklore''. Joseph Jacobs also contributed to ''The Jewish Encyclopedia''.

During his lifetime, Jacobs came to be regarded as one of the foremost experts on English folklore. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Jacobs, Joseph
Published 1903
Banks Law Pub. Co

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by Jacobs, Joseph
Published 1919
Banks Law Pub. Co

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by Jacobs, Joseph
Published 1916
Banks Law Pub. Co

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by Jacobs, Joseph
Published 1910
Banks Law Pub. Co

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Published 2008
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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