?This is a concise, comprehensible introduction to the scholarly study of Indo-European folk and fairy tales....Ashliman's handbook admirably serves its purpose--to make folk and fairy tale study organized and accessible to students. The work includes a useful glossary and an extensive bibliography of print and Web resources. Recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates.?-Choice
Overviews folk and fairy tales as a type of world folklore, discusses examples, and explores manifestations of these tales throughout world literature and culture.