This site conveniently gathers together various material useful for a comparative study of folktales.
General Mythology (http://www.gods-heros-myth.com/)
This site contains background material, with a collection of biographies of important scholars of myth, including Burkert, Eliade, Jung, Malinowski, Propp, and Levi-Strauss.
Mircea Eliade (http://www.westminster.edu/staff/brennie/eliade/mebio.htm)
Here is a concise website on the life and thought of Mircea Eliade. There are also a bibliography of his work and suggestions for further research.
Sigmund Freud (http://www.freudarchives.org/index.html)
The site “Sigmund Freud and the Freud Archives” contains a wealth of information on this seminal thinker of the twentieth century.
Sir James George Frazer (http://www.bartleby.com/people/Frazer-S.html)
This site will direct you to a brief biography of this important anthropologist. If you scroll down you will also notice a link to the online abridged edition of Frazer’s classic study, The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion.
Claude Levi-Strauss (http://www.brysons.net/academic/levi-strauss.html)
On this page you will find a brief discussion of some the basic ideas of Levi-Strauss and his structural approach to myth.
Vladimir Propp (http://mural.uv.es/vifresal/Propp.htm)
Here will be found a basic introduction to Vladimir Propp and his formalist approach to myth. It contains a handy reference to the 31 functions in a typical narrative sequence.“Fairy Tale Transformations”
This page contains an abridgement of Propp’s Fairy Tale Transformations.