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Russian Fairy Tales (Illustrated), Afanasyev, Alexander
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Author Name:    Afanasyev, Alexander

Title:   Russian Fairy Tales (Illustrated)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    The Planet 

ISBN Number:   1908478683 / 9781908478689

Seller ID:   ING9781908478689

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This richly illustrated collection comprises five popular Russian folk tales: Vasilisa the Beautiful Maria Morevna; The Feather of Finist the Falcon; The Frog-Tsarevna; Tsarevich Ivan, the Firebird and the Grey Wolf. The illustrations included in this edition were created in the early 20th century by Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin, a famous Russian illustrator and stage designer, who was inspired by Slavic folklore throughout his career. He was a prominent figure in the artistic movement Mir Iskusstva and contributed to the Ballets Russes. The tales were recorded by the renowned folklorist Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev (1826-1871), who collected and published more than 600 Russian folk tales in the middle 19th century.



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