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The Red Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

Dover Publications | June 1, 1966 | Trade Paperback

The Red Fairy Book is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
The famed folklorist collects 37 tales of enchantment, ranging from the familiar ("Rapunzel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and "The Golden Goose") to lesser-known stories ("The Voice of Death," "The Enchanted Pig," and "The Master Thief"). Sources include French, Russian, Danish, and Romanian tales as well as Norse mythology. 97 illustrations.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 367 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 in

Published: June 1, 1966

Publisher: Dover Publications

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 048621673X

ISBN - 13: 9780486216737

Found in: Fairy Tales, Fairy Tales
Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Originally published in 1890, this anthology of fairy-tale literature remains a childhood classic and a fine example of the late Victorian romantic sensibility of Andrew Lang's time. Widely acknowledged as one of the most delightful and beautifully illustrated collections ever assembled, The Red Fairy Book contains beloved, familiar stories as well as ancient, exotic tales from all over the world. Thirty-seven stories include the favorites Jack and the Beanstalk and , as well as such lesser-known enchanting tales as The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snowdrop. Black-and-white illustrations by period artists. Ages two and up.
Date published: 2000-12-15

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The Red Fairy Book

The Red Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 367 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 in

Published: June 1, 1966

Publisher: Dover Publications

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 048621673X

ISBN - 13: 9780486216737

About the Book

37 familiar ("Rapunzel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Golden Goose,") and not-so-familiar stories ("The Voice of Death," "The Enchanted Pig," and "The Master Thief"). 97 illustrations.

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The famed folklorist collects 37 tales of enchantment, ranging from the familiar ("Rapunzel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and "The Golden Goose") to lesser-known stories ("The Voice of Death," "The Enchanted Pig," and "The Master Thief"). Sources include French, Russian, Danish, and Romanian tales as well as Norse mythology. 97 illustrations.

About the Author

Andrew Lang's activities extended far beyond folklore. He was a historian, poet, journalist, translator, and anthropologist, in connection with his work on literary texts. Lang was born at Selkirk in Scotland and was educated at Edinburgh Academy, St. Andrews University, and Balliol College, Oxford University, becoming a fellow at Merton College. His poetry includes Ballads and Lyrics of Old France (1872), Ballades in Blue China (1880--81), and Grass of Parnassus (1888--92). His anthropology and his defense of the value of folklore as the basis of religion---his most influential work---is expressed in Custom and Myth (1884), Myth, Ritual and Religion (1887), and The Making of Religion (1898). He also translated Homer and critiqued James G. Frazer's views of mythology as expressed in The Golden Bough. He was considered a good historian, with a readable narrative style and knowledge of the original sources (e.g., History of Scotland [1900--7], James VI and the Gowrie Mystery [1902], and Sir George Mackenzie [1909]). In addition, he wrote some novels, not well thought of today; however, his critiques of contemporary novels are still highly regarded. Lang's popularity was established with his collections of "Fairy" books, which were always titled with a color, such as The Blue Fairy Book. These books preserved and handed down many of the better-known folk tales from the time; however, his use of the term "fairy" to cover all kinds of folk tales continues to plague scholars, who g
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Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12