Motif-Index of Folk-Literature

Motif-Index of Folk-Literature - Volume 5

A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folk Tales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux, Jest-Books, and Local Legends
Stith Thompson
Distribution: World
Publication date: 1/1/1955
Format: cloth
ISBN: 978-0-253-33885-3
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“This monumental work has now become . . . the indispensable tool of all folk narrative scholars.” —Southern Folklore Quarterly

“A work of this kind can never be quite complete, but in this work Stith Thompson has approached perfection.” —Volkskunde

“An invaluable aid to students and scholars . . . ” —Reference & Research Book News

Indiana University Press, with the generous support of the L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation, is pleased to announce the republication of this folklore classic, in honor of the centenary of the American Folklore Society.

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