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  1. Jack and the Beanstalk

    "Jack and the Beanstalk" is a British fairy tale. The tale is closely associated with the tale of "Jack the Giant Killer", and is known under a number of versions. Benjamin Tabart's moralised version of 1807 is the first appearance in print, but "Felix Summerly" popularised it in The Home Treasury, and Joseph Jacobs rewrote it in English Fairy Tales. Jacobs' version is most commonly reprinted today and is believed to more closely adhere to the oral versions than Tabart's because it lacks the moralising of that version.


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