Russian Storybook cover

Russian Storybook

Richard Wilson (1887-1976)

1. Preface
2. Ilya and Cloudfall
3. Ilya Meets with Svyatogor and Parts with Him
4. Ilya and Nightingale the Robber
5. Ilya and Falcon the Hunter
6. The Adventure of the Burning White Stone
7. How Quiet Dunai Had Brought the Princess Apraxia to Kiev
8. The Story of Nikitich and Marina
9. How the Court of Vladimir Received a Visitor Part 1
10. How the Court of Vladimir Received a Visitor Part 2
11. The Story of Kasyan and the Dream Maiden
12. How Stavr the Noble Was Saved by a Woman's Wiles
13. The Golden Horde
14. Whirlwind the Whistler or the King of Copper, Silver and Gold Part 1
15. Whirlwind the Whistler or the King of Copper, Silver and Gold Part 2
16. Vasily the Turbulent Part 1
17. Vasily the Turbulent Part 2
18. Nikita the Footless and the Terrible Tsar
19. Peerless Beauty the Cake Baker

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Summary

Reverend Richard Wilson went to the heart of Russia to find stories from the eastern outposts of Christianity, untouched by the renaissance or reformation. He found the nature of the stories quite different from those of more western cultures. His hope was to teach English children about their Russian counterparts in a way they would understand, so he retold the stories rather than sought translations.