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Child, Francis James 1825-1896

Overview
Works: 508 works in 1,347 publications in 3 languages and 12,312 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Bibliographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Ballads  Folk songs  Poetry  History  Field recordings  Records and correspondence  Classification 
Roles: Editor, Author, Librettist, Other, Dedicatee, Honoree, Former owner, Contributor
Classifications: PR1181, 821.04
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English and Scottish popular ballads by Francis James Child( Book )

130 editions published between 1882 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes fully searchable text of all 305 ballads and their notes (3,000+ pages) from the 1882-1898 ten-part edition, with enhanced study aids including glossary and index links, a place names index with ballad maps, computer playable files of all music notations, and essays on the ballads as literature and on folk-music collectors and collecting
The English and Scottish popular ballads by Francis James Child( Book )

71 editions published between 1884 and 2003 in English and English, Middle and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballad books and ballad men; raids and rescues in Britain, America, and the Scandinavian north since 1800 by Sigurd Bernhard Hustvedt( Book )

11 editions published between 1930 and 1970 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English and Scottish ballads by Francis James Child( Book )

18 editions published between 1857 and 1866 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English and Scottish popular ballads by Francis James Child( Book )

6 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballads from her Appalachian family tradition by Jean Ritchie( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appalachian versions of the Child ballads, English and Scottish narrative songs collected and published by Francis James Child in the late 19th century
English and Scottish ballads by Francis James Child( Book )

23 editions published between 1857 and 2015 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Edmund Spenser by Edmund Spenser( Book )

20 editions published between 1855 and 1880 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Edmund Spenser by Edmund Spenser( Book )

13 editions published between 1855 and 1864 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War-songs for freemen : dedicated to the Army of the United States by Francis James Child( )

7 editions published between 1862 and 1883 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic songs of Russia by Isabel Florence Hapgood( Book )

5 editions published between 1885 and 1970 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of religious sorrow, comfort, counsel and aspiration by Francis James Child( Book )

12 editions published between 1863 and 2012 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Thomas Moore by Thomas Moore( Book )

7 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English and Scottish popular ballads( Book )

in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic ballads of Britain and Ireland : folk songs of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH POPULAR BALLADS : part i (classic reprint) by Francis James Child( )

21 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvard's first professor of English, the American scholar Francis James Child (1825-96) had previously prepared a collection of English and Scottish ballads, published in 1857-9, before he embarked on producing this definitive critical edition. Organised into five volumes and published in ten parts between 1882 and 1898, the work includes the text and variants of 305 ballads, with Child's detailed commentary and comparison with ballads and stories from other languages. Although he did not live to fully clarify his methods of selection and classification, modern scholars still refer to the 'Child Ballads' as an essential resource in the study of folk songs and stories in the English language. The work also contains a helpful glossary of archaic terms and a long list of sources. Volume 5, Part 1 (1892) contains ballads 266-305, including 'Get Up and Bar the Door' and 'The Outlaw Murray'
The English and Scottish popular ballads by Francis James Child( Book )

16 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published between 1882 and 1898, this definitive collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume 1 includes Parts I and II of the original set #151; ballads 1-53: "Edward," "Lord Randal," "Tam Lin," "Lady Isabel and the Elf-Knight," more
Classic English and Scottish ballads from Smithsonian Folkways( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 19th-century scholar Francis James Child meticulously and authoritatively compiled 305 Scottish and English ballads into the highly influential collection known as "Child Ballads." Although Child feared these ballads would vanish from human memory, they continue to be adored, studied, and actively performed across disciplines and genres. Classic English and Scottish Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways (from The Francis James Child Collection) introduces listeners to 21 of these traditional songs from the labels rich collections at the Smithsonian Institution, and demonstrates the timelessness of their themesfrom murder and ghosts to jealousy and unrequited love. 72 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive notes
Observations on the language of Chaucer by Francis James Child( Book )

9 editions published between 1862 and 1863 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic ballads of Britain and Ireland : folk songs of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The English and Scottish popular ballads
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The English and Scottish popular balladsThe English and Scottish popular balladsMotif index of the Child corpus : the English and Scottish popular balladBallads into books : the legacies of Francis James ChildNineteenth-Century literature criticism. Volume 173
Alternative Names
Čajl'd, Džems.

Child 1825-1896 Professor

Child, F. J.

Child, F. J. 1825-1896

Child, F. J. (Francis James), 1825-1896

Child, F. J. (Franis James), 1825-1896

Child, Francis J.

Child, Francis J. 1825-1896

Child, Professor (Francis James), 1825-1896

Francis Child

Francis James Child Amerikaans filoloog (1825-1896)

Francis James Child filologo statunitense

Francis James Child Philologe und Volkskundler

Fransis Džejms Čajld

Франсис Џејмс Чајлд

Чайлд, Фрэнсис Джеймс

فرانسيس جيمس تشايلد

チャイルド, フランシス・ジェイムズ

フランシス・ジェームズ・チャイルド

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