Eastern Stories and Legends – Marie L. Shedlock (1920)

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Eastern Stories and Legends – Marie L. Shedlock (1920)

S$98.00

A scarce early children’s edition of Buddhist stories from the Jataka Tales, by an influential storyteller, in fine condition.

Title: Eastern Stories and Legends

Author: Marie L. Shedlock, Prof T. W. Rhys Davids (intro)

Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company, New York, 1920. First enlarged edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Near fine. Covers bright, very slight fraying to top of spine, slight but even tanning. 212pp. 7.5″ by 5″.

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Description

A collection of stories from the Jataka tales re-written for children, with an explicitly Buddhist slant. One of the earliest works to impart Buddhist teachings to the West, by an author who believed that the values of Buddhism are universal.

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Marie L. Shedlock (1854–1935 ) was an early and influential practitioner of the art of storytelling. She recorded her advice on oral performance in her book The Art of the Story-Teller.