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by Andrew Lang

The Crimson Fairy Book download ebook
Andrew Lang
BiblioLife (August 18, 2008)
280 pages
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The crimson fairy book.

The crimson fairy book. The Crimson Fairy Book. First published in 1903. ISBN 978-1-62011-279-3.

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, a Scotsman, was a literary critic, novelist, poet, and a contributor to the field of anthropology. The thirty-six stories in this book are taken from Hungary, Russia, Finland, Iceland, Tunisia, and Baltic fairy story traditions. Included are The Magic Kettle, Lucky Luck, The Prince Who Would Seek Immortality, The Three Robes, Clever Maria, among others.

Andrew Lang put together twelve Fairy Books filled with fairy tales from around the world, each named after it's own color. Personally, I've arranged my collection according to the rainbow and that's. Andrew Lang was born at Selkirk in Scotland on March 31, 1844. He was a historian, poet, novelist, journalist, translator, and anthropologist, in connection with his work on literary texts. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy, St. Andrews University, and Balliol College, Oxford University, becoming a fellow at Merton College.

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Andrew Lang was born in Selkirk on 31st March 1844. He was the eldest of eight children. Lang was educated at Selkirk Grammar School, Loretto, and at the Edinburgh Academy, St Andrews University and finally Balliol College, Oxford, where he took a first class in the final classical schools in 1868, becoming a fellow and subsequently honorary fellow of Merton College.

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).

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
  • Ferri - My name
Loved these when I was a kid, I tried to collect the whole set of colors. Back then Dover press books were relatively expensive, about twice the price of a regular paperback book. What a delight to find these on instant kindle edition. The pictures are intact! Beautifully illustrated with what look like engravings. Some of the tales are weird or scary, not dumbed down for kids. The right kind of child will like these, a precocious, clever, not politically-correct child. Also fun for grown-ups who like fairy stories.
  • Ricep
This Andrew Lang fairy tales came recommended by a prominent writer, at a recent workshop.

In a series of fairy tales first published in 1890, Andrew Lang, as editor, reveals fairy tales from around the world. Some of these seem familiar, and are not the politically correct stories you might read elsewhere.

Instead, they offer metaphors where the hero and heroine might undergo tremendous ordeals, yet somehow, their character find the resilience, and resources for ultimate success.

As such you might find these stories very useful, if telling them to a child. You may also find them useful to you as an adult. I certainly enjoy them.

If you boogle online, you can read and print some of these stories at a myth folklore site. This also lists complete contents of the various books to help you with your choice.

If you are confused about which book to buy first, the most familiar stories are in the blue book.

In the Crimson, I enjoyed the various stories I have read so far, such as: Ilonka, Lucky Luck, and Gifts of the Magician.

If you're like me, the difficulty you may encounter is not with the book, but with the publisher. I highly recommend the books on AMAZON by Boomer Books. These have slightly larger print, which I am more comfortable reading, as I wear bifocals. You can add the word boomer to your search.

The blue book I purchased is slightly smaller print which I find more difficult to read.
  • Funny duck
“The Crimson Fairy Book,” published in 1903, is the eighth of twelve collected fairy story books that were researched, translated and compiled by Andrew Lang (1844-1912) and his wife, Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang. Andrew Lang, a Scotsman, was a literary critic, novelist, poet, and a contributor to the field of anthropology.

The thirty-six stories in this book are taken from Hungary, Russia, Finland, Iceland, Tunisia, and Baltic fairy story traditions. Included are “The Magic Kettle,” “Lucky Luck,” “The Prince Who Would Seek Immortality,” “The Three Robes,” “Clever Maria,” among others.

In this collection, there were a few stories that were similar to others I read in the earlier Colored Fairy Books, yet they were from other countries. As with many fairy stories, many of them ended strangely where they didn’t make sense to the story, and many of the ending left me flat.
  • Kuve
Get the entire collection and travel back to a time when such stories were from gentler times and shared around the fireplace or read allowed bedside. Relish the magic when the unbelievable becomes real and find a hidden message in each and everyone. Worth every penny. Timeless classic.
  • Little Devil
Fast shipping. Great item. Would purchase again.
  • Thordibandis
very satisfied
  • Sorryyy
This is one of my favorite fairy tale author. I read his books from elementary school to current and am never bored with the stories. This is a must read for anyone who loves fairy tales! And definitely a book for any children's library.
If you love fairy tales but consider yourself too old for icky pink Disney Princess-type stories, then try one of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books. I recommend these for readers of all ages.