ANDREW LANG'S RED FAIRY BOOK

37 folk and fairy tales for children from around the world

ANDREW LANG'S RED FAIRY BOOK

Thirty-seven fairy tales retold from the folklore of France, Scandinavia, Germany, and Romania.

The Red Fairy Book Andrew Lang

The Red Fairy Book Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had collected them originally (with the notable exception of Madame d'Aulnoy), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and telling of the actual stories. The Red Fairy Book is the second in the series.

The Red Fairy Book Illustrated

The Red Fairy Book Illustrated

Once upon a time there lived in the village of Montignies-sur-Roc a little cow-boy, without either father or mother. His real name was Michael, but he was always called the Star Gazer, because when he drove his cows over the commons to seek for pasture, he went along with his head in the air, gaping at nothing.

The Red Fairy Book (1890) .

Children's Storybooks

The Red Fairy Book (1890) .

The Langs' Fairy Books are a series of 25 collections of true and fictional stories for children published between 1889 and 1913 by Andrew Lang and his wife, Leonora Blanche Alleyne. The best known books of the series are the 12 collections of fairy tales also known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colors. In all, the volumes feature 798 stories, besides the 153 poems in The Blue Poetry Book.Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, and literary critic. He initially edited the series and wrote prefaces for its entire run, while his wife, the translator and author Leonora Blanche Alleyne (1851 - 10 July 1933), known to friends and family as Nora, assumed editorial control of the series in the 1890s. She and other translators did a large portion of the translating and retelling of the actual stories, as acknowledged in the prefaces. Four of the volumes from 1908 to 1912 were published by "Mrs. Lang".

The Red Fairy Book (Annotated)

The Red Fairy Book (Annotated)

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, ..

The Red Fairy Book - a Book That Inspired Tolkien

With Original Illustrations

The Red Fairy Book - a Book That Inspired Tolkien

THE RED FAIRY BOOK - With Original Illustrations: A Book That Inspired Tolkien. "I have been a lover of fairy stories since I learned to read," Professor J.R.R. Tolkien once stated. The Red Fairy Book was one of Tolkien's favorites. Fantasy and medieval literature specialist Douglas A. Anderson asserted, "As a child Tolkien found delight in the variously colored fairy tale books of Andrew Lang. Especially he enjoyed 'The Red Fairy Book', for it contained Lang's retelling of one of the greatest dragon stories in northern literature, that of Fafnir from the Volsung Saga." In a 1965 interview Tolkien said, "Dragons always attracted me as a mythological element. They seemed to be able to comprise human malice and bestiality together so extraordinarily well, and also a sort of malicious wisdom and shrewdness - terrifying creatures." The Red Fairy Book was illustrated by H.J. Ford and Lancelot Speed. As a child, and later as an adult, Tolkien was exposed to these pictures as he leafed through the pages of the fairytales. Consciously or unconsciously, he came under their spell. The gorgeously illustrated Red Fairy Book was a source of immense joy to Tolkien as he was growing up, helping to inform his creation of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

The Red Fairy Book

Edited By Andrew Lang

The Red Fairy Book

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THE PINK FAIRY BOOK - ANDREW LANG

THE PINK FAIRY BOOK - ANDREW LANG

GRANDMA'S TREASURES THE PINK FAIRY BOOK by Andrew Lang The Tales in this volume are intended for children, who will like, it is hoped, the old stories that have pleased so many generations. - Andrew Lang FAIRY BOOKS: CHILDREN'S STORIES FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD. The Blue Fairy Book The Red Fairy Book The Green Fairy Book The Yellow Fairy Book The Pink Fairy Book The Grey Fairy Book The Violet Fairy Book The Crimson Fairy Book The Brown Fairy Book The Orange Fairy Book The Olive Fairy Book The Lilac Fairy Book