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Joseph Jacobs: Jack The Giant-Killer

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure, Fantasy

Joseph Jacobs was a notable collector of English fairy tales. He popularized such stories as: "The Cat and the Mouse", "Jack the Giant Killer", "Jack and the Beanstalk". "Three little Pigs" is one of the most popular English fairy tales, it has been translated to many languages. Jacobs published the first best-known form of the story in English Fairy Tales in 1890. “Jack The Giant-Killer” is a famous fairy tale and legend about a plucky lad who slays a great number of giants during King Arthur's reign. The plot of the story circles around a young Cornish farmer's son named Jack who is so clever and strong that confounds the giant's wit. So he lures him to his death in a pit trap, after that he is dubbed “The Giant-Killer” and becomes famous and gains common recognition.

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