The king keeps his promise to marry the miller's daughter, but when their first child is born, the imp returns to claim his payment: "Now give me what you promised.
He consents to give up his claim to the child if she can guess his name within three days, her many guesses fail, but before the final night, she wanders into the woods, searching for him and comes across his remote mountain cottage and watches, unseen, as he hops about his fire and sings. In his song's lyrics, "tonight tonight, my plans I make, tomorrow tomorrow, the baby I take; the queen will never win the game, for Rumpelstiltskin is my name'", he reveals his name.
When the imp comes to the queen on the third day, after first feigning ignorance, she reveals his name, he loses his temper and their bargain. Versions vary about whether he accuses the devil or witches of having revealed his name to the queen.
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In the edition of the Brothers Grimm tales, Rumpelstiltskin "ran away angrily, never came back". The ending was revised in an edition to a more gruesome ending wherein Rumpelstiltskin "in his rage drove his right foot so far into the ground that it sank in up to his waist. Other versions have Rumpelstiltskin driving his right foot so far into the ground that he creates a chasm and falls into it, never to be seen again.
In the oral version collected by the Brothers Grimm, Rumpelstiltskin flies out of the window on a cooking ladle ; the same story pattern appears in numerous other cultures: Tom Tit Tot in England. All these tales are Aarne—Thompson type , "The Name of the Helper"; the Cornish tale of Duffy and the Devil plays out an similar plot featuring a "devil" named Terry-top.
The name Rumpelstilzchen in German means "little rattle stilt ", a stilt being a post or pole that provides support for a structure. A rumpelstilt or rumpelstilz was the name of a type of goblin called a pophart or poppart, that makes noises by rattling posts and rapping on planks. The meaning is similar to rumpelgeist or poltergeist , a mischievous spirit that clatters and moves household objects. The ending -chen is a German diminutive cognate to English -kin; the earliest known mention of Rumpelstiltskin occurs in Johann Fischart's Geschichtklitterung, or Gargantua of which refers to an "amusement" for children, i.
Translations of the original Grimm fairy tale into various languages have substituted different names for the dwarf whose name is Rumpelstilzchen. For some languages, a name was chosen. Mills illustrated many of P. Wodehouse's comedic short stories published in The Strand Magazine, including 15 of Wodehouse's Jeeves short stories, the first being " Jeeves in the Springtime ".
Mills illustrated more Jeeves short stories than any other artist. Travel literature The genre of travel literature encompasses outdoor literature, guide books, nature writing, travel memoirs. One early travel memoirist in Western literature was Pausanias , a Greek geographer of the 2nd century AD. In the early modern period, James Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides helped shape travel memoir as a genre. Early examples of travel literature include Pausanias' Description of Greece in the 2nd century CE, the Journey Through Wales and Description of Wales by Gerald of Wales , the travel journals of Ibn Jubayr and Ibn Battuta , both of whom recorded their travels across the known world in detail; the travel genre was a common genre in medieval Arabic literature.
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Travel literature became popular during the Song dynasty of medieval China ; the genre was called'travel record literature', was written in narrative, prose and diary style. Travel literature authors such as Fan Chengda and Xu Xiake incorporated a wealth of geographical and topographical information into their writing, while the'daytrip essay' Record of Stone Bell Mountain by the noted poet and statesman Su Shi presented a philosophical and moral argument as its central purpose.
One of the earliest known records of taking pleasure in travel, of travelling for the sake of travel and writing about it, is Petrarch's ascent of Mount Ventoux in He states, his companions who stayed at the bottom he called frigida incuriositas. He wrote about his climb, making allegorical comparisons between climbing the mountain and his own moral progress in life. Michault Taillevent , a poet for the Duke of Burgundy , travelled through the Jura Mountains in and recorded his personal reflections, his horrified reaction to the sheer rock faces, the terrifying thunderous cascades of mountain streams.
Antoine de la Sale , author of Petit Jehan de Saintre, climbed to the crater of a volcano in the Lipari Islands in , leaving us with his impressions. In the midth century, Gilles le Bouvier, in his Livre de la description des pays, gave us his reason to travel and write: Because many people of diverse nations and countries delight and take pleasure, as I have done in times past, in seeing the world and things therein, because many wish to know without going there, others wish to see, go, travel, I have begun this little book.
In , Richard Hakluyt published a foundational text of the travel literature genre. In the 18th Century, travel literature was known as the book of travels, which consisted of maritime diaries. In 18th century Britain every famous writer worked in the travel literature form. Captain James Cook's diaries were the equivalent of today's best sellers Alexander von Humboldt's Personal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of America, during the years — published in French, was translated to multiple languages and influenced naturalists, including Charles Darwin.
Other examples of travel literature include accounts of the Grand Tour. Aristocrats and others with money and leisure time travelled Europe to learn about the art and architecture of its past. Travel books come in styles ranging from the documentary, to the literary, as well as the journalistic, from memoir to the humorous to the serious. They are associated with tourism and include guide books. Travel writing may be found in periodicals, on blogs and in books, it has been produced by a variety of writers, including travelers, military officers, explorers, pilgrims and physical scientists and migrants.
Englishmen Eric Newby , H. Travel literature intersects with essay writing, as in V. Naipaul's India: A Wounded Civilization , whose trip became the occasion for extended observations on a nation and people; this is the case in Rebecca West's work on Yugoslavia , Black Lamb and Grey Falcon.
Sometimes a writer will settle into a locality for an extended period, absorbing a sense of place while continuing to observe with a travel writer's sensibility. Travel and nature writing. Gilbert , opens with a performance of Pinero's The Profligate. May 30 — English publisher Henry Vizetelly is prosecuted for obscenity for the second time in London. September 3 — Jerome K. Theodore Roosevelt publishes the first of four volumes of The Winning of the West in the United States , with three more by Torr and Herbert F.
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Joseph Jacobs Joseph Jacobs was an Australian folklorist , literary critic, social scientist and writer of English literature who became a notable collector and publisher of English folklore. He published his English fairy tale collections: English Fairy Tales in and More English Fairy Tales in but went on after and in between both books to publish fairy tales collected from continental Europe as well as Jewish and Indian fairytales which made him one of the most popular writers of fairytales for the English language.
Jacobs was an editor for journals and books on the subject of folklore which included editing the Fables of Bidpai and the Fables of Aesop , as well as articles on the migration of Jewish folklore. He edited editions of The Thousand and One Nights. He went on to join The Folklore Society in England and became an editor of the society journal Folklore. Joseph Jacobs contributed to The Jewish Encyclopedia.
During his lifetime, Jacobs came to be regarded as one of the foremost experts on English folklore. Jacobs was educated at Sydney Grammar School and at the University of Sydney , where he won a scholarship for classics and chemistry, he did not complete his studies in Sydney, but left for England at the age of He moved to England to study at St.
At university, he demonstrated a particular interest in mathematics , literature and anthropology. While in Britain, Jacobs became aware of widespread anti-Semitism. In he moved to Berlin to study Jewish literature and bibliography under Moritz Steinschneider and Jewish philosophy and ethnology under Moritz Lazarus. Jacobs returned to England. At this point, he began to further develop his interest in folklore. From to he served as secretary of the Society of Hebrew Literature , he was concerned by the anti-Semitic pogroms in the Russian Empire and in January wrote letters on the subject to the London Times.
This helped raise public attention to the issue, resulting in the formation of the Mansion House Fund and Committee, of which he was secretary from to , he was the honorary secretary of the literature and art committee of the Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition—held in London's Royal Albert Hall in —and with Lucien Wolf compiled the exhibit's catalogue. In , Jacobs visited Spain to examine old Jewish manuscripts there. In , Jacobs began publication of the annual Jewish Year Book , continuing the series until , after which it was continued by others.
In , he was invited to serve as revising editor for the Jewish Encyclopedia, which included entries from contributors, he moved to the United States to take on this task. There he involved himself in the American Jewish Historical Society , he became a working member of the Jewish Publication Society's publication committee. In the U. Jacobs taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Jacobs fathered two sons and a daughter. In , when he became revising editor of the Jewish Encyclopedia, based in New York, he settled permanently in the United States, he died on 30 January at his home in Yonkers, New York , aged His Studies in Jewish Statistics: Social and Anthropometric made his reputation as the first proponent of Jewish race science.
In , he was appointed a member of the board of seven, which made a new English translation of the Bible for the Jewish Publication Society of America. In , he resigned his positions at the seminary to become editor of the American Hebrew.
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