Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

1620: The Emperor's New Clothes

      1525-1639 The Clever Man

            1525-1724 Stories about a Man

                  1200-1999 ANECDOTES AND JOKES

An impostor pretends to make clothes for the king and says that they are visible only to those of legitimate birth. The king and courtiers are all afraid to admit that they cannot see the clothes. Finally a child seeing the naked king reveals the…

Motive(s)

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Variants

1620: The conversation of the one-eyed man and the hunchback

An impostor pretends to make clothes for the king and says that they are visible only to those of legitimate birth. The king and courtiers are all afraid to admit that they cannot see the clothes. Finally a child seeing the naked king reveals the…

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
1620 H.C. Andersen / H. P. Paull 1872 Denmark English The emperor's new suit

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