Collectors and Writers of Fairy Tales

By mirva mirva
updated over 2 years ago

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    Aesop

    Aesop

    Greek fabulist.

  2. Hans Christian Andersen

    Danish author and poet noted for his children's stories and fairy tales.

  3. Peter Christen Asbjørnsen

    Norwegian writer, scholar and collector of Norwegian folklore.

  4. L. Frank Baum

    American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

  5. Ambrose Bierce

    American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist.

  6. Italo Calvino

    Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. He collected 200 Italian folk and fairy tales into "Fiabe Italiane" in 1956.

  7. Lewis Carroll

    English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings
    are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass.

  8. Carlo Collodi

    Italian children's writer, best known for the fairy tale novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio.

  9. Koningin Fabiola

    Before her marriage she published an album of 12 fairy tales, "Los doce Cuentos maravillosos".

  10. Antoine Galland

    French orientalist and archaeologist, most famous as the first European translator
    of "Les mille et une nuits" (The Thousand and One Nights).

  11. Gebrüder Grimm

    German academics known for publishing collections of folk tales and fairy tales.

  12. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    German writer and polymath. He wrote "Sorcerer's Apprentice".

  13. Lafcadio Hearn

    Also known as Koizumi Yakumo, was an author. He collected Japanese fairy tales into several volumes, starting from Japanese Fairy Tales (1898).

  14. Petre Ispirescu

    Romanian printer and publicist, known for his collections of Romanian folk stories.

  15. Joseph Jacobs (3)

    Australian folklorist, literary critic, historian, writer of English literature and a collector and publisher of English folklore.

  16. Hermann Kletke

    Collector of "The Magic Swan" (among others), published/compiled several collections.

  17. George MacDonald (3)

    Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister, known particularly for his fairy tales and fantasy novels.

  18. Jørgen Moe

    Norwegian bishop and author. He is best known for the Norske Folkeeventyr, a collection
    of Norwegian folk tales which he edited in collaboration with Peter Christen Asbjørnsen.

  19. Aleksandr Ostrovsky

    Russian playwright. He wrote the play "Snow Maiden" (based on a folk story of Snegurochka),
    which was eventually made into an opera. There are also several film adaptations of the story.

  20. Charles Perrault

    French author whose best known tales, derived from pre-existing folk
    tales, include "Little Red Riding Hood", "Sleeping Beauty" and "Puss in Boots".

  21. Александр Пушкин

    Russian author and poet. He wrote several fairy tales, including
    "Ruslan and Ludmila", "Tale of Tsar Saltan" and "Tale of the Dead Princess and Seven Champions".

  22. Robert Southey

    English poet. "The Story of the Three Bears" (often known today as "Goldilocks and the Three Bears")
    was first recorded in narrative form by him and first published in a volume of his writings in 1837.

  23. James Thurber

    American author, cartoonist. He wrote over 75 fables, and several book-length fairy tales,
    including The White Deer, Many Moons and The 13 Clocks.

  24. Zacharias Topelius

    Swedish-speaking Finnish author, journalist, historian, and rector of the University of Helsinki.
    He wrote several fairy tales and tales for children.