Original Bavarian Folktales: A Schönwerth Selection Original bayerische Volksmärchen – Ausgewählte Schönwerth-Geschichten

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-05-21
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $16.95 Save up to $2.73
  • Buy New


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


"While both [Original Bavarian Folktales and the Penguin Classic edition of The Turnip Princess] will give readers ample pleasure, Wolf's conveys a much more accurate idea of Schönwerth's aims and achievements." — Times Literary Supplement
A contemporary of the Brothers Grimm, Franz Xaver von Schönwerth collected the folklore, legends, and fairytales of "ordinary folk" in the Upper Palatinate region of his native Bavaria and published them in the 1850s in a three-volume scholarly work. This volume is the first dual-language edition of his tales, which fell into obscurity and have only recently been rediscovered. The 150 fables include "The Spinster Bride," "Pride Will Be Punished," "The Marriage of Sun and Moon," and other enchanting Bavarian folktales.
Appropriate for intermediate-level students of German, this volume is equally suited to classroom use and independent study. New English translations appear on pages facing the original German text. An introduction contains footnoted critiques of the stories as well as background material on Schönwerth and his legacy. Readers will find this book a fascinating collection of little-known folktales as well as a delightful way to improve their German-language skills.

Author Biography

Dr. Wolf has been a freelance translator and editor since 1985 and a U.S.-based full-time German teacher, editor, and writer since 1998. Her experience includes multicultural training for students of all ages and corporate training in the United States and Germany.

Rewards Program

Write a Review