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Faeries (1978)

by Brian Froud (Illustrator), David Larkin (Editor), Alan Lee (Illustrator)

Other authors: Betty Ballantyne (Foreword), Sarah Teale (Editor)

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A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee's Faeries is a certified fantasy classic. Now, Froud and Lee return to their most enduring and beloved work in this deluxe anniversary edition. This ultimate collector's book features eight new pieces of art by Froud and Lee with the original pencil drawings and watercolors.   More than just a reissue, this deluxe revised and updated edition contains essays from both Froud and Lee on the continuing influence of Faeries. There is also a foreword by bestselling author Jane Yolen.  … (more)
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Gorgeous book, though. ( )
  candyharlot | Aug 19, 2021 |
This book was one of my favorites in my mother's personal library. From a very young age, I loved studying the illustrations and, later, reading the descriptions. As much as I loved the pretty faeries, I was fascinated even more so by the evil, ugly ones that terrified me (though I couldn't look away). So nostalgic for this book... ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
It's been many years since I read this classic volume of faerie lore by Froud and Lee, but it still is a complete delight. AS a more adult reader, its helter skelter compilation becomes more stark, but this random design choice pairs well with the equally helter skelter nature of faerie itself and gives the author-illustrators free reign to let their imaginations run wild. I really must delve back into Froud's work, as it is one of my favourite artistic sub-genres, and work a bit harder at getting my hands on more of Lee's work as well. Besides this volume, I really only know him as one of the early illustrators of Tolkien, but I am sure that he must have done a lot more over the years! ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
I saw this in the library yesterday and remembered reading this book many years ago. I looked at the pictures again - this is a beautiful book! It was definitely worth looking at again. ( )
  Chica3000 | Dec 11, 2020 |
Fascinating text and illustrations - but no contents list, no index! And it would indeed be hard to devise these, as there are also no page numbers. So it's very difficult in this long, large book to find what you want. This reduces its rating for me from a full five stars. ( )
  KayCliff | Jul 28, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Froud, BrianIllustratorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Larkin, DavidEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, AlanIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ballantyne, BettyForewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Teale, SarahEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frick, JohannesCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Renate ReimannTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stolte, ReinhardContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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The myths and legends about Faerie are many and diverse, and often contradictory. -- From the Preface
By Way of Introduction:  We say "by way of" because there really is no introduction to the world of Faerie.
Foreword:  Brian Froud has described faeries as "elusive, mutable, delight in being tricksy and will not sit still for long."
The myths and legends about Faerie are many and diverse, and often contradictory.
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kritisch durchgesehene und zum Teil neu gestaltete Ausgabe des 1979 im Stalling Verlag (Oldenburg) erschienenen "Das große Buch der Geister"
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A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee's Faeries is a certified fantasy classic. Now, Froud and Lee return to their most enduring and beloved work in this deluxe anniversary edition. This ultimate collector's book features eight new pieces of art by Froud and Lee with the original pencil drawings and watercolors.   More than just a reissue, this deluxe revised and updated edition contains essays from both Froud and Lee on the continuing influence of Faeries. There is also a foreword by bestselling author Jane Yolen.  

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Beware the Fair Folk
They do not come from Disney
They will steal your soul

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