Thursday, June 16, 2016

Webster. Basque Legends

Today's free book is Basque Legends by Wentworth Webster. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, Sacred Texts, Hathi Trust, and Google Books. You can get a free Kindle ebook from Amazon too!


Table of Contents

I.—Legends of the Tartaro      
The Tartaro      
Errua, the Madman      
The Three Brothers, the Cruel Master, and the Tartaro       
The Tartaro and Petit Perroquet       
II.—The Heren-Suge.—The Seven-Headed Serpent       
The Grateful Tartaro and the Heren-Suge       
The Seven-Headed Serpent       
The Serpent in the Wood       
III.—Animal Tales       
Acheria, the Fox       
The Ass and the Wolf       
IV.—Basa-Jaun, Basa-Andre, and Lamiñak       
Basa-Jauna       
The Servant at the Fairy’s       
The Fairy in the House       
The Pretty but Idle Girl       
The Devil’s Age       
The Fairy-Queen Godmother       
V.—Witchcraft and Sorcery       
The Witches at the Sabbat       
The Witches and the Idiots       
The Witch and the New-Born Infant       
The Changeling       
VI.—Contes des Fées       
(A) Tales like the Keltic       
Malbrouk       
The Fisherman and his Sons       
Tabakiera, the Snuff-Box       
Mahistruba, the Master Mariner       
Dragon       
Ezkabi-Fidel       
 The Lady-Pigeon and her Comb       
Suggested Explanation of above       
Laur-Cantons       
The Young School-Boy       
The Son who Heard Voices       
The Mother and her Idiot Son; or, the Clever Thief       
Juan Dekos, the Blockhead (Tontua)       
Juan de Kalais       
The Duped Priest       
(B) Contes des Fées, derived directly from the French       
Ass’-Skin       
The Step-Mother and Step-Daughter       
Beauty and the Beast       
The Cobbler and his Three Daughters (Blue-Beard)       
The Singing Tree, the Bird which tells the Truth, and the Water which makes Young       
The White Blackbird       
The Sister and her Seven Brothers       
List of Publication of Foreign Legends in France       
VII.—Religious Tales       
Fourteen       
Jesus Christ and the Old Soldier       
The Poor Soldier and the Rich Man       
The Widow and her Son       
The Story of the Hair-Cloth Shirt (La Cilice)       
The Saintly Orphan Girl       
The Slandered and Despised Girl  

4 comments:

  1. Specifics are not coming immediately to mind but some Spanish author/s have done Basque legends. Also Spain does (or used to do) better than the U.S. in putting national culture materials online and open.

    I'll try to leave trying to remember be for a while in hopes of it coming to me but rather suspect it will now bug me.

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  2. Specifics are not coming immediately to mind but some Spanish author/s have done Basque legends. Also Spain does (or used to do) better than the U.S. in putting national culture materials online and open.

    I'll try to leave trying to remember be for a while in hopes of it coming to me but rather suspect it will now bug me.

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    1. There's another Basque collection at Sacred Texts, and it has some stories I really like (Death the Bridegroom!) ... I need to post something in this blog today, so I'll do that one! :-)

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    2. DOH: I misremembered. The one I am thinking about is a Roma collection, not Basque. Anyway, I'll do the Roma one now too.

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