Folk-lore and Legends: Oriental

Charles John TIBBITS (1861 - 1935)


The East is rich in Folklore, and the lorist is not troubled to discover material, but to select only that which it is best worth his while to preserve. The conditions under which the people live are most favourable to the preservation of the ancient legends, and the cultivation of the powers of narration fits the Oriental to present his stories in a more polished style than is usual in the Western countries. The reader of these tales will observe many points of similarity between them and the popular fictions of the West—similarity of thought and incident—and nothing, perhaps, speaks more eloquently the universal brotherhood of man than this oneness of folk-fiction. At the same time, the Tales of the East are unique, lighted up as they are by a gorgeous extravagance of imagination which never fails to attract and delight. - Summary by Charles John Tibbits

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prefactory Note Larry Wilson
00:01:26
Play 01 The Cobbler Astrologer Farnood
00:27:36
Play 02 The Legend of the Terrestrial Paradise of Sheddád, the Son of 'A'd Farnood
00:12:34
Play 03 The Tomb of Noosheerwân Annyiee Hill
00:10:42
Play 04 Ameen and the Ghool Annyiee Hill
00:15:48
Play 05 The Relations of Ssidi Kur Farnood
00:09:12
Play 06 The Adventures of the Rich Youth MaryAnn
00:07:53
Play 07 The Adventures of the Beggar’s Son Farnood
00:13:41
Play 08 The Adventures of Massang DrPGould
00:11:52
Play 09 The Magician with the Swine’s Head Marta A
00:17:25
Play 10 The History of Sunshine and his Brother Marta A
00:12:04
Play 11 The Wonderful Man who overcame the Chan Marta A
00:06:17
Play 12 The Bird-Man cjedkins
00:07:29
Play 13 The Painter and the Wood-carver Marta A
00:07:08
Play 14 The Stealing of the Heart Pinchcliff
00:08:35
Play 15 The Man and his Wife Annyiee Hill
00:06:16
Play 16 Of the Maiden Ssuwarandari Farnood
00:09:59
Play 17 The Two Cats Annyiee Hill
00:07:49
Play 18 Legend of Dhurrumnath Annyiee Hill
00:04:12
Play 19 The Traveller’s Adventure Farnood
00:09:03
Play 20 The Seven Stages of Roostem Farnood
00:14:11
Play 21 The Man who never Laughed Larry Wilson
00:17:58
Play 22 The Fox and the Wolf Annyiee Hill
00:39:19
Play 23 The Shepherd and the Jogie Larry Wilson
00:02:23
Play 24 The Perfidious Vizier Larry Wilson
00:10:16