Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks

William Elliot Griffis, D.D L.H D 1843 1928 was an American orientalist, author and Congregational preacher In September 1870 Griffis was invited to Japan for the purpose of organizing schools along Western lines He prepared the New Japan Series of reading and spelling books and primers for Japanese students in the English language He published 18 books on Japan aWilliam Elliot Griffis, D.D L.H D 1843 1928 was an American orientalist, author and Congregational preacher In September 1870 Griffis was invited to Japan for the purpose of organizing schools along Western lines He prepared the New Japan Series of reading and spelling books and primers for Japanese students in the English language He published 18 books on Japan and Japanese culture, wrote several hundred articles, and made numerous public lectures It wasn t just Japan and the Orient he was interested in, in his lifetime Griffis travelled to Europe 11 times, mainly to the Netherlands He was a member of the committee of the Boston Congregational Club to erect a Pilgrim memorial at Delfshaven, the Netherlands in 1909 In 1926 he returned to Japan to receive the Order of the Rising Sun He died in 1928 His works include The Religions of Japan 1895 , Charles Carleton Coffin 1898 , Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks 1918 and Welsh Fairy Tales 1921.
Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks William Elliot Griffis D D L H D was an American orientalist author and Congregational preacher In September Griffis was invited to Japan for the purpose of organizing schools along W

  • Title: Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks
  • Author: William Elliot Griffis
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  • Page: 499
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  • 1 thought on “Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks”

    1. Heck yes it is Anglicized, BUTThere is a really interesting mix here. Ancient myth, medieval and old-time folktales. Flax stories, and the odd standard fairy tale. Mind you it's told in an English forced-to-fit style, but it's enjoyable.

    2. I found this interesting because Grimm's fairy tales, which came from a nearby country, are moral tales more than anything else, while the Dutch tales in this book are more origin stories than just moral ones. There's a lot of "way back when our ancestors worshipped Wotan" That was neat. The stories were collected just after the turn of the twentieth century, from what I can tell; there are references to newfangled radios and submarines. But the stories are all set in the distant past. A curious [...]

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