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Joseph Jacobs

Joseph Jacobs (29 August 1854 - 30 January 1916) was an Australian folklorist, literary critic, social scientist, historian and writer of English literature who became a notable collector and publisher of English folklore. His work went on to popularize some of the world's best known versions of English fairy tales including "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Goldilocks and the three bears," "The Three Little Pigs," "Jack the Giant Killer" and "The History of Tom Thumb." He published his English fairy...See more