“Russian Fairy Tales” by Aleksandr Afanas’ev (Pantheon Books illustrated edition)

"Russian Fairy Tales" by Aleksandr Afanas'ev (Pantheon Books illustrated edition)

"The most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English introduces readers to universal fairy-tale figures and to such uniquely Russian characters such as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. Beautifully illustrated, the more than 175 tales culled from a landmark multi-volume collection by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas'ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination."