Tom Thumb and Jack the Giant-Killer: Two Arthurian Fairytales?

@article{Green2007TomTA,
  title={Tom Thumb and Jack the Giant-Killer: Two Arthurian Fairytales?},
  author={Thomas Green},
  journal={Folklore},
  year={2007},
  volume={118},
  pages={123 - 140}
}
This study examines the chapbook tales of Tom Thumb and Jack the Giant-Killer. The earliest recorded forms of these stories are discussed and it is contended that the common dismissal of their Arthurian elements as unimportant background—Arthur's Britain as a variant of “Once upon a time”—is unhelpful. Rather, both arguably embody and illustrate important points about the nature of the Arthurian legend in an era in which interest in this had declined considerably. It is suggested that the… 
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