Folio Fairy Tale Books - What Constitutes a Complete Collection
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So now that Folio is republishing the Lang - Fairy Books, what do you consider to be the complete Fairy Tale Collection from Folio Society?
Would the 3-vol. Faerie Queene set be considered as part of the Folio's complete Fairy Tale collection?
There's the Lang set, and maybe the thematically loose set of other classics, but that one is all over the place (including Aesop's fables for instance, which is 2000+ years apart from the others). Including LEs into a non-LE set is never a good idea. I would not consider Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty or Hansel and Gretel (aOS) part of any set but rather as stand alone volumes within the genre.
I don't think you can place The Faerie Queene in the same category as the fairy tales. It's completely different in scope, in literary form and in genre. The Lang fairy books are akin to Hans Christian Anderson, Perrault and Grimm, all published by Folio.