At a glance:
- Author: Charles Finger
- First Published: 1924
- Type of Work: Short fiction
- Genres: Short fiction
- Subjects: Folkloric or magical people, Mythical animals, Nature, Supernatural, Legends, Folklore, Witches or witchcraft, South America or South Americans, Giants, Monsters, Animals, Fables
Form and Content
These tales are distinctive, not only for their appealing stories but also for the rich, descriptive language that Charles Finger uses to pass them on to his readers. While traveling throughout South America, the author collected legends at first hand from South American Indians; nineteen of these stories are featured as separate chapters in Tales from Silver Lands. Finger retells the legends in a direct and charming manner, elaborating on details that appeal to the senses, much as the original storytellers must have done. Each story is retold with...
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