Author:Stith Thompson

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Stith Thompson
(1885–1976)
American scholar of folklore

Works[edit]

  • Old English poems. Translated into the original meter together with short selections from old english prose by Cosette Faust and Stith Thompson. Scott, Foresman and Company, Chicago, New York [1918] [1], [2]
  • European tales among the North American Indians. A study in the migration of folk-tales. [1919] [3]
  • Tales of the North American Indians. Selected and annotated by Stith Thompson. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1929 [4]
  • The new handbook of English. By Malcolm McLeod and Stith Thompson. Thomas Nelson and Sons, New York, 1939 [5]
  • The Folktale. The Dryden Press, New York, 1946 [6]
  • Motif-Index of Folk-Literature. A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folktales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux, Jest-Books and Local legends. Revised and enlarged Edition by Stith Thompson. 6 Volumes. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1955–58


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