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Andrew Lang's Fairy Books Collection on CD

Andrew Lang's Colored Fairy Books. Includes the complete collection of twelve {12} books: * The Blue Fairy Book (1889) * The Red Fairy Book (1890) * The Green Fairy Book (1892) * The Yellow Fairy Book (1894) * The Pink Fairy Book (1897) * The Grey Fairy Book (1900) * The Violet Fairy Book (1901) * The Crimson Fairy Book (1903) * The Brown Fairy Book (1904) * The Orange Fairy Book (1906) * The Olive Fairy Book (1907) * The Lilac Fairy Book (1910)
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, 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."
Many of the books were illustrated by Henry J. Ford, Lancelot Speed, and G. P. Jacomb Hood.
:: Blue Fairy Book
Collection of fariy tales including Little Red Riding-Hood, Aladdin, Rumpelstiltzkin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella (The Glass Slipper) and The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood amongst around thirty others. Some illustrations and colour plates.
:: Brown Fairy Book
Another thirty-two fairy tales and moral fables collected from around the world and retold by Andrew Lang. This book includes many half-tone and full colour plates by HJ Ford. Stories include The Knights of the Fish, Father Grumbler, The Wicked Wolverine, The Mermaid & the Boy and Fortune & the Wood-Cutter.
:: Green Fairy Book
Collection of fairy tales compiled by Andrew Lang and illustrated by HJ Ford. Includes The Blue Bird,The Half-Chick,The Story of Caliph Stork,The Enchanted Watch and The Three Little Pigs.
:: Grey Fairy Book
Collection of fairy tales illustrated by HJ Ford. This collection contains fairy tales collected from Lithuania, Africa, Greece and Europe.
:: Lilac Fairy Book
Collection of fairy tales with colour and line art illustrations by HJ Ford. Another large collection of folk tales largely from Scotland, Wales and France although including some from further afield. Available as download only due to its length.
:: Olive Fairy Book
Collection of folk tales from around the world. Some illustrations in both colour and line art. Includes stories from Denmark, India including variations on familiar tales such as Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood
:: Orange Fairy Book
Collection of stories collated by Andrew Lang and illustrated by HJ Ford. This collection includes many tales from Africa, the Punjaub and the early American Nations in addition to more familiar folk tales from Europe.
:: Pink Fairy Book
Collection of tales from Europe and Asia including The Cat's Elopement, How the Dragon was Tricked, The Goblin & the Grocer, The House in the Wood and Uraschimataro & the Turtle. Illustrated by HJ Ford.
:: Red Fairy Book
Collection of folk tales including The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Princess Mayblossom, Soria Moria Castle, The Death of Koschei the Deathless and The Black Thief and Knight of the Glen. Collated by Andrew Lang with illustrations by HJ Ford and Lancelot Speed.
:: Violet Fairy Book
A collection of internationl folk tales including A Tale of the Tontlawald, The finest Liar in the World, The Story of three Wonderful Beggars, Schippeitaro, The Three Princes & their Beasts, The Goat's Ears of the Emperor Trojan, The Nine Pea-hens & the Golden Apples and The Lute Player. Collected by Andrew Lang and illustrated by HJ Ford.
:: Crimson Fairy Book
A collection of internationl folk tales including Lovely Ilonka, Lucky Luck, The Hairy Man, To your Good Health!, The Story of the Seven Simons, The Language of Beasts, The Boy who could keep a Secret, The Prince and the Dragon, Little Wildrose, Tiidu the Piper, Paperarello, The Gifts of the Magician, The Strong Prince, The Treasure Seeker, The Cottager and his Cat, The Prince who would seek Immortality, The Stone-cutter and more. Collected by Andrew Lang and illustrated by HJ Ford.
:: Yellow Fairy Book
Collection of tales compiled by Andrew Lang and illustrated by HJ Ford. Content includes The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership, The Six Swans, The Dragon of the North, Story of the Emperor's New Clothes, The Golden Crab and The Iron Stove. Long book which available for download only.
Each volume averages 400 pages, for a total of well over 4800 pages. Not only will you enjoy these tales of time past, each volume hundreds of beautifull hand drawn illustrations and color plates, presented on a single Gift Quality CD.


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