The Red Fairy Book by Andrew LangThe Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The Red Fairy Book

byAndrew Lang

Paperback | June 1, 1966

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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.
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 Mert...
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Title:The Red Fairy BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:367 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 1966Publisher:Dover Publications

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:048621673X

ISBN - 13:9780486216737

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