Russian Fairy Tales (Illustrated by Ivan Bilibin)
The Planet, Dec 11, 2011
A richly illustrated collection of Russian folk tales: Tsar Saltan; Vasilisa the Beautiful; Maria Morevna; The Feather of Finist the Falcon; Shmat-Razum; 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AlexandraSeaha - www.librarything.com
These tales are very similar in nature to the Grimm Fairy Tales. Since they were modeled after the Grimm Fairy Tales, I guess this can be expected. Really entertaining if you're into dark stories ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - catya77 - LibraryThing
This is a collection Russian Fairy Tales. There is love, death, and betrayal, as with all good tales. The narrative is detailed, vivid, often emotional, and evocative. Characters are sometimes emotional, caring, and humorous. Overall, a fun read. Read full review