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The Blue Fairy Book (1889)

by Andrew Lang (Editor), Mrs Lang (Translator)

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Series: Andrew Lang's Fairy Books (1)

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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.

First published in 1889, The Blue Fairy Bookis the 1st volume in this series.

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This was fun to read through, to see variations and retellings of older stories and some new-to-me pieces. ( )
  Kiramke | Jun 27, 2023 |
As with all anthologies, some of the stories were stronger than others - meaning I enjoyed some of this book very much and the rest not as much, or not at all. Worth reading if only to compare to other fairy tale anthologies (such as that of the Grimm brothers) or fairy tale retellings. ( )
  bookwyrmqueen | Oct 25, 2021 |
A lot of new and familiar fairy tales. Some had an interesting twist but a lot of them did get monotonous after a while ( )
  KayIS813 | Mar 27, 2020 |
Not sure what to rate this one. It took me around 6 months to get through. Some of the fairy tales were just awful and there was quite a bit of very similar fairy tales. But then some of the fairy tales were wonderful. So, I will just skip with the rating.
  Jillian789 | Apr 16, 2018 |
Not sure what to rate this one. It took me around 6 months to get through. Some of the fairy tales were just awful and there was quite a bit of very similar fairy tales. But then some of the fairy tales were wonderful. So, I will just skip with the rating.
  Jillian789 | Apr 16, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lang, AndrewEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lang, MrsTranslatormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Aiken, JoanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ford, H.J.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gillon, EdmundCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hood, G.P. JacombIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Short, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
van Sandwyk, CharlesIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Tales in this volume are intended for children, who will like, it is hoped, the old stories that have pleased so many generations.
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Once upon a time in a certain country there lived a king whose palace was surrounded by a spacious garden.
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Fantasy. Juvenile Fiction. Folklore. HTML:

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.

First published in 1889, The Blue Fairy Bookis the 1st volume in this series.

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