Abstract

Although the folktale "Jack and the Beanstalk" is usually listed under Aarne-Thompson 328, The Boy Steals the Giant's Treasures, other subtypes of AT 328 have no counterpart to the enormous beanstalk. A beanstalk like Jack's appears in several other tale types, including AT 563, The Table, the Ass, and the Stick; and AT 555, The Fisherman and his Wife; and two humorous anecdotes. However, only Jack's beanstalk contributes to a hero's victory over a villain.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1536-1802
Print ISSN
1521-4281
Pages
pp. 11-26
Launched on MUSE
2001-04-01
Open Access
N
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