The Green Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

Paperback, 2006

Status

Available

Local notes

398.2 Lan

Barcode

3821

Publication

Dover (2006), Unknown Binding

Description

The Fairy Books, or "Coloured" Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection has been incalculably important and, although he did not source the stories himself direct from the oral tradition he can make claim to the first English translation of many.

Language

Original publication date

1893

User reviews

LibraryThing member pandoragreen
I fondly remember borrowing this from the library as a child. It's still fun to read as an adult. Appreciate the preface and the appendixes, etc, much more now.

Rating

(116 ratings; 4.2)
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