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    English fairy tales

    Will you, please, tell me English fairy tales, which have given birth to winged words, idioms, expressions, locutions containing anthroponyms (proper names)... e.g. This is no Alice in Wonderland

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    Re: English fairy tales

    How about "The Ugly Duckling", for instance?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: English fairy tales

    "The Ugly Duckling" (Danish: Den grimme ælling) is a literary fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ugly_Duckling

    The Ugly Duckling isn't an English Fairytale. How about tales of Camelot and King Arthur?

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    Re: English fairy tales

    I would call the Arthurian tales myths or legends rather than fairy tales. Most of our 'English' fairy tales came from Andersen or the Brothers Grimm.

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    Re: English fairy tales

    I am not a teacher.

    Although King Arthur is the legendary defender of Britain against the Saxon invader, the French lay claim to him as one of theirs on the strength of Brittany being part of his kingdom and the writings of Chrétien de Troyes adding much to the legends.

    Since I've been in France I have heard more about King Arthur than I ever did back in Blighty.

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    Re: English fairy tales

    So, there are no original English fairy tales?

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    Re: English fairy tales

    I am not a teacher.

    I think there are, or at least according to this site there are.

    I've never heard of 90% of them myself, though.

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    Re: English fairy tales

    Jack the Giant-Killer appears to be English,

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    Re: English fairy tales

    It is indeed in the list Roman provided.

    PS: Right under "The Story of the Three Bears", which is one of the few I knew before reading the list.
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