Once upon a time there was a woman, and she baked five pies.
The death of the queen so pleased the king, who was glad to get rid of her so soon, that he gave the cobbler a hundred pounds, to quit the Court with his lady, and take to a remote part of the kingdom, where he lived many years mending shows, his wife spinning the thread for him.
The same title was used both for the original collection (published in 1890) and for a modern anthology (published by Puffin paperbacks in 1970) which includes a selection of tales from "English Fairy Tales" (1890) and "More English Fairy Tales" (1894). There is also a combined edition of the original two books, also called "English Fairy Tales", but distinguished by a subtitle "...being the two collections".
The same title was also used for a collection taken mostly from the 1890 original but also some from the 1894 "More English Fairy Tales (published by Frederick Muller, Ltd. of London in 1942. That the 1965 tenth impression of the Muller edition is a hardcover can be proved because a member here owns a copy of it.)
Abridged from English Fairy Tales (1890) and More English Fairy Tales (1894). Please do not combine.
A collection of more than eighty traditional stories that recount the adventures of giants, witches, princes, princesses, and animals.
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CONTENTS: Tom Tit Tot; The Three Sillies; The Rose Tree; The Old Woman and Her Pig; How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune; Mr Vinegar; Nix Nought Nothing; Jack Hannaford; Binnorie; Mouse and Mouser; Cap o' Rushes; Teeny Tiny; Jack and the Beanstalk; The Story of the Three Little Pigs; The Master and His Pupil; Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse; Jack and His Golden Snuff Box; The Story of the Three Bears; Jack the Giant Killer; Henny Penny; Childe Rowland; Molly Whuppie; The Red Ettin; The History of Tom Thumb; The Golden Arm; Mr Fox; Lazy Jack; Johnny Cake; Earl Mar's Daughter; Mr Miacca; Dick Whittington and His Cat; The Strange Visitor; The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh; The Cat and the Mouse; The Fish and the Ring; The Magpie's Nest; Kate Crackernuts; The Cauld Lad of Hilton; The Ass the Table and the Stick; Fairy Oinment; The Well of the World's End; Master of All Masters; and The Three Heads of the Well.