Collected Item: ““Jack and the Beanstalk.” English Fairy and Other Folk Tales, edited by Edwin Sidney Hartland, London: The Walter Scott Publishing Co., LTD, , pp. 35-44”
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“Jack and the Beanstalk.” English Fairy and Other Folk Tales, edited by Edwin Sidney Hartland, London: The Walter Scott Publishing Co., LTD, , pp. 35-44
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English fairy and other folk tales
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Hartland, Edwin Sidney
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The Walter Scott Publishing CO,. LTD
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Ogres and Giants
What is special about this version of the tale?
There are small variations that are made to the detailing of the story which adds flavor but doesn’t distract the reader from the moral of the story. The character of Jack is lazy and unmotivated and there is an addition to the story which involves a fairy character.
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Jack and his mother were poor had to sell the cow because she had nothing left to sell. Jack never helped her and only expressed hunger. He sells the cow to the old man in exchange for beans, but Jack did not know the beans were magical. The next morning, he climbs up the beanstalk despite his mother telling not to and a fairy tells him a story he didn’t know about his parents and the ogre.
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