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by Andrew Lang

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But there are good stories enough left, and it is hoped that some in the Red Fairy Book may have the attraction of being less familiar than many of the old friends.

First published in 1890. ISBN 978-1-62011-285-4. But there are good stories enough left, and it is hoped that some in the Red Fairy Book may have the attraction of being less familiar than many of the old friends. The tales have been translated, or, in the case of those from Madame d'Aulnoy's long stories, adapted, by Mrs. Hunt from the Norse, by Miss Minnie Wright from Madame d'Aulnoy, by Mrs. Lang and Miss Bruce from other French sources, by Miss May Sellar, Miss Farquharson, and Miss Blackley from the German, while the story of 'Sigurd' is condensed by.

The Red Fairy Book book. I read several of Lang's Fairy Books when I was little, and I can remember seeing a whole set of the various colored books on a bookstore shelf, and wishing that I could have them all.

The Red Fairy Book is the second in a series of twelve books known as Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books or Andrew Lang’s Coloured Books. The series was immensely popular and proved of great influence in children’s literature, increasing the popularity of fairy tales over tales of real life. First Page: The red fairy book. To. Master billy tremayne miles.

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish scholar and writer, best known for his folklore and mythological tales. After college, he moved to London and began working as a journalist. He began collecting fairytales and folklore stories for his first collection, The Blue Fairy Book. Receiving acclaim, the books totaled in 427 stories combined in twelve collections.


Book completely torn from bingding, many torn up pages, tight margins.

by. Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912; Ford, H. ill. Publication date. London ; New York : Longman's, Green. Book completely torn from bingding, many torn up pages, tight margins.

Fairy books of Andrew Lang. Prince hyacinth and the dear little PRINCESS2. East of the sun and west of the MOON3. Little red riding HOOD5. The sleeping beauty in the WOOD6. Cinderella, or the little glass SLIPPER7.

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’s coloured Fairy Books constitute a twelve-volume series of fairy tale collections. Although Lang didn’t collect the stories from the oral tradition himself, he can make claim to the first English translation of many, which are often cited as inspiration to . Tolken and his Middle-Earth novels. 1. The Blue Fairy Book (1889).

Andrew Lang's 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 irony of Lang's life and work is that although he wrote for a profession―literary criticism; fiction; poems; books and articles on anthropology, mythology, history, and travel...he is best recognized for the works he did not write." Lang's urge to collect and publish fairy tales was rooted in his own experience with the folk and fairy tales of his home territory along the English-Scottish border. When Lang began his efforts, he "was fighting against the critics and educationists of the day," who judged the traditional tales' "unreality, brutality, and escapism to be harmful for young readers, while holding that such stories were beneath the serious consideration of those of mature age."

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“The Red Fairy Book” is the second of twelve collected fairy stories that were researched, translated and compiled by Andrew Lang (1844-1912) and his wife, Lang, a Scotsman, was a literary critic, novelist, poet, and a contributor to the field of anthropology,

The sources for this book include those from Norse mythology, Russian, French Romanian, and Danish.

Included are “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” “The Enchanted Pig,” “Snowdrop,” “Rapunzel,” and many more. These are the refreshingly original versions, in all their straightforward, sometimes violent, glory. Not all fairy tales are the sappy sweet rewritten Disney rip-off versions. Read “Snowdrop,” which is a version of Snow White (yes, there are many versions); it is dark and real, not sappy.

Some of these stories are difficult to read because of the writing style, some are quick reads due to the brevity of the tale, and some just don’t make sense in the way they end.

All in all, I do recommend this book for literary and psychological research, and for the fun of it if you are so inclined.
As a young girl, I loved Andrew Lang's fairy books. My mom had the Olive Fairy Book, which she had received as a gift from an old college friend. I spent hours reading the stories it contained, over and over. I sought out other books from the series at my school library and checked them out regularly. The tales are marvelous, the illustrations beautiful, and the imagination they together spur priceless. Andrew Lang and the translators that worked with him have held me in their thrall for all of these years. The influence they've had on my life and imagination has been more than powerful. When I need a bit of inspiration, the Andrew Lang fairy series is one of the first places I go. That Dover has provided these beautiful reproductions is a huge gift to the world, one from which I've long benefited.
Beautiful book with many wonderful stories you will remember from your childhood and many new ones from around the world with gorgeous illustrations throughout. This is the second in the set that I have purchased, already owning the Blue Fairy Book. Looking forward to expanding my collection with the other editions in this wonderful condition and at the great price. Well worth the money!
My mom asked for this book for Christmas and wanted the original illustrations and this edition was the closest I could find. While the story and the art were right, the drawings were smaller than the original version. It would be helpful if in the sample of the book showed the size of the illustrations.
A Must Have fairy tale book for the family. Great writing and w the great stories come great illustrations as good as masterpieces for readers to give wings to their imagination. There's three books in the series, the blue, the green and the red. Some criticisms have pointed out that Lang compiled the fairy tales from many sources. I still find him fun and the illustrations are beautiful.
I think it's better to buy them in paper and individually. I got the red book for $10 and it was great. I then bought the set for $75 in used but new condition but they all came in softcover and not the hard cover you would expect for the price. The Red Book sells around $ 45 in hardback edition and w larger illustrations, buy this one if its in the budget and you plan to use it and delight in it over and over.
In the late 19th century, historian, scholar, and anthropologist, Andrew Lang, began publishing collections of fairy tales from around the world. The first volume was `The Blue Fairy Book' published in 1887. Lang was not a true ethnologist, like the German Brothers Grimm. He was far more the `translator' than collector of tales from the source, stories transcribed from being told by people to whom the tales were passed down by word of mouth. In fact, many stories in his first volume, such as Rumpelstiltskin; Snow White; Sleeping Beauty; Cinderella; and Hansel and Gretel were translated from Grimm's books of fairy tales. Some of his `fairy tales' were even `copied from relatively recent fantasy fiction, such as A Voyage to Lilliput, the first of the four episodes in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels.
My inspiration for commenting Lang's series of fairy tale books is for the sheer quantity of tales, the wonderful woodcut illustrations, some few of which may have become almost as popular as the tales (although not quite in the same league as Sir John Tenniel's illustrations for Lewis Carroll's great fantasies), and the fact that I had these when I was young.
With twelve of these books, with between 30 and 36 stories in each book, this gives one about 400 different stories. If I were to recommend anything as standard equipment at a grandparents' house, it would be a complete set of these books.
Needless to say, there are a few `warnings' to accompany books assembled over 100 years ago. You will encounter a fair number of words with which even an adult may be unfamiliar, let alone a five year old. For example, on the second page of The Princess Mayblossom in The Red Fairy Book, a character puts sulfur in a witch's porridge. This requires at least three explanations. What is sulfur, what is porridge, and why is sulfur in porridge such a bad thing. More difficult still is when a prince entered the town on a white horse which `pranced and caracoled to the sound of the trumpets'. In 19th century London, caracoling (making half turns to the right and the left) was probably as common and as well known as `stepping on the gas' is today. But, if you're a grandparent, that's half the fun, explaining new words and ideas to the young-uns.
There is another `danger' which may require just a bit more explanation, although in today's world of crime dramas on TV, I'm not sure that most kids are already totally immune to being shocked by death and dead bodies. In these stories, lots of people and creatures get killed in very unpleasant ways, and lots of very good people and creatures suffer in very unpleasant ways. It's ironic that the critics in Lang's own time felt the stories were 'unreality, brutality, and escapism to be harmful for young readers, while holding that such stories were beneath the serious consideration of those of mature age'. The success of a whole library of Walt Disney feature length cartoons based on these stories is a testament to how well they work with children. But do be warned, Uncle Walt did clean things up a bit. Lang's versions hold back on very little that was ugly and unpleasant in some of these stories.
The down side to the great quantity of stories is that even when some come from very different parts of the world, there is a remarkable amount of overlap in theme, plot, and characters. But by the time you get to another story of a beautiful young girl mistreated by a stepmother, it will have been several month since you read Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper in The Blue Fairy Book. The other side of the coin is that you can play the game of trying to recall what that other story was with a similar theme.
There is one very big word of caution about buying these books through Amazon or a similar on line outlet. I stopped counting when I got to twelve different editions of The Blue Fairy Book, or a volume including several of these books. Not all of these editions have the original woodcuts and even worse, not all have a table of contents and introduction. The one publisher which has all twelve volumes is by Dover. Other publishers, such as Flying Chipmunk Publishing (yes, that's it's name) also have all the original illustrations, table of contents, and introduction, but I'm not certain that publisher has all twelve volumes. Dover most certainly does, as I just bought all twelve of them from Amazon.
While I suspect these stories may have been `old hat' for quite some time, it may be that with the popularity of Lord of the Rings, the Narnia stories, and the Harry Potter stories, all of which have their share of suffering and death, that these may be in for a revival. Again, the main attraction is that for relatively little money and space, Grammy and Grandad get a great resource for bonding with children.

Just be sure you get the Dover edition or another one with all the illustrations, table of contents and other good stuff.
This is yet another in a fine collection of fairy tales from all around the world, and some of them might be familiar to you. I enjoy every single one of the color fairy books, except two of which I do not have yet, the olive and gray, but shall certainly buy. These books have the magic of faerie, the classic magic of faerie. I hope everyone who loves fairy tales shall embrace these books, as they are all very well done. These books are literally perfect to sit down and read, day and night, wherever, wherever, by anyone and everyone.
The Red Fairy Book download epub
Mythology & Folk Tales
Author: Andrew Lang
ISBN: 159547644X
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Mythology & Folk Tales
Language: English
Publisher: NuVision Publications, LLC (October 25, 2008)
Pages: 340 pages