Skazki; Tales and Legends of Old Russia

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https://exhibits.library.illinois.edu/s/rbml/item/9

Creator

Ida Zeitlin
Theodore Nadejen, illustrator

Publisher

New York: George H. Doran Company, [1926]

Description

Russian fairy tales are deeply rooted in Slavic mythology and many stories feature Slavic gods and heroes. This romantic story, “The Sleeping Tsarevna and the Seven Giants,” is an 1833 poem by Aleksandr Pushkin based on Russian folklore. It resembles the Grimm tale “Snow White” and tells of Prince Yelsei’s search for his love, the Tsarevna, who has been cast out by her stepmother.