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Book of Wonder Voyages

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ISBN-10: 0548630267

ISBN-13: 9780548630266

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joseph Jacobs, John D. Batten

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List price: $26.95
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.57" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

While other collectors of English folk tales rewrote or left out the crude language of the originals, Joseph Jacobs brought the vigor of colloquial English into his folk tale collections, and such memorable phrases as Fee-fi-fo-fum and chinny chin chin remain the strength of his contributions. Jacobs was born in Sydney, Australia, and emigrated to England to attend Cambridge University. His interests at Cambridge were very broad and included history, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. After graduating in 1876, he pursued a full and varied career, writing many essays for various periodicals including a famous series in 1882 on the Russian persecutions of the Jews. Jacobs also made his…