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The Cossacks are a rather isolated Russian culture, and this is a collection of their stories. Due to their relative isolation, some of the stories are very unique, although there are also many which have clear influences from other Eurasian cultures.
Overall these were enjoyable stories, although one of them uses "Jew" to mean "unsavory stranger," which will probably be offensive to some (I was almost offended, and I'm not Jewish or easily offended).
There's an active chart-style table of contents, an active list of the plates (though the pictures are missing), and the few notes present in the tales are properly linked.
This book contains the following stories:
Oh: The Tsar of the Forest The Story of the Wind The Voices at the Window The Story of Little Tsar Novishny... The Vampire and St Michael The Story of Tresin, the Bird Zhar... The Serpent-Wife The Story of Unlucky Daniel The Sparrow and the Bush The Old Dog The Fox and the Cat The Straw Ox The Golden Slippers The Iron Wolf The Three Brothers The Tsar and the Angel The Story of Ivan and the Daughter of the Sun The Cat, the Cock and the Fox The Serpent-Tsarevich and His Two Wives The Origin of the Mole The Two Princes The Ungrateful Children Ivan the Fool and St Peter's Fife The Magic Egg The Story of the Forty-First Brother The Story of the Unlucky Days The Wondrous Story of Ivan Golik and the Serpents
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