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Child, Francis James 1825-1896

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Works: 534 works in 1,503 publications in 4 languages and 12,835 library holdings
Genres: Bibliographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Ballads  Folk songs  Poetry  Field recordings  History  Personal correspondence  Classification  Folk music 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Librettist, Former owner, Honoree, Dedicatee, Contributor, Compiler
Classifications: PR1181, 821.04
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The English and Scottish popular ballads by Francis James Child( Book )

218 editions published between 1875 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 3,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume affords a conspectus of English and Scottish ballad literature useful to the general reader and to those who feel a more particular interest in the subject to acquaint themselves at first hand with the full collection of Francis James Child (5 vols.)
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 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the scholar and the general reader will find a comprehensive survey of the work of ballad men, from Sir Walter Scott to Francis James Child and his successors in Britain and America. Two chapters are devoted to the contemporaneous story of Scandinavian balladry, particularly in its relation to the labors of Child
The English and Scottish popular ballads by Francis James Child( Book )

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

Ballads from her Appalachian family tradition by Jean Ritchie( )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 278 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( )

18 editions published between 1857 and 1866 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1855 and 1881 in English and held by 229 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 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English and Scottish ballads by Francis James Child( Book )

19 editions published between 1857 and 1880 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

45 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in English and held by 208 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 1, Part 1 originally appeared in 1882. This reissue from 1898 contains a biographical sketch of Child, along with ballads 1-28
The English and Scottish popular ballads by Francis James Child( )

44 editions published between 1884 and 2015 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvard's first professor of English, the American scholar Francis James Child (1825{u2013}96) had previously prepared a collection of English and Scottish ballads, published in 1857{u2013}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 3, Part 2 (1889) contains ballads 156-188, including 'Flodden Field' and 'The Lads of Wamphray'
War-songs for freemen : dedicated to the Army of the United States by Francis James Child( )

11 editions published between 1862 and 1883 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1885 and 1970 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English and Scottish ballads( Book )

in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1863 and 2017 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1856 and 1865 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English and Scottish popular ballads by F. J Child( Book )

22 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and held by 115 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 IV includes Parts VII and VIII of the original set ' ballads 189-265: including "Rob Roy," "Sir James the Rose," "Geordie," "The Gypsy Laddie," "The New-Slain Knight," more
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

Classic English and Scottish ballads from Smithsonian Folkways( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 101 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 93 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 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Čajl'd, Džems.

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Francis James Child Amerikaans filoloog (1825-1896)

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Fransis Džejms Čajld

Fransis Džejms Čajld američki filolog i niverzitetski profesor

Франсис Џејмс Чајлд

Франсис Џејмс Чајлд амерички филолог и универзитетски професор

Чайлд, Фрэнсис Джеймс

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チャイルド, フランシス・ジェイムズ

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