The Blue Fairy Book
  • The Blue Fairy Book
  • The Blue Fairy Book
  • The Blue Fairy Book
  • The Blue Fairy Book
  • The Blue Fairy Book
  • The Blue Fairy Book
  • The Blue Fairy Book
ISBN: 0486214370
EAN13: 9780486214375
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 1, 1965
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 8.4" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The Blue Fairy Book, the first of twelve in Andrew Lang's Coloured Fairy Book series, was originally published in 1889. This edition contains all 37 of the original stories and all 127 of the original black-and-white illustrations. *** The collections were specifically intended for children, and consequently edited for that end. *** When Andrew began publishing these books there were almost no English fairy tale books in circulation. The series proved of great influence in children's literature, and inspired a host of imitators. The series also proved to be an inspiration to J.R. Tolken and his Middle-Earth collection of novels. *** This book includes the stories: The Bronze Ring; Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess; East of the Sun and West of the Moon; The Yellow Dwarf; Little Red Riding Hood; The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood; Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper; Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp; The Tale of a Youth who set out to learn what Fear was; Rumpelstiltzkin; Beauty and The Beast; The Master-Maid; Why the Sea is Salt; The Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots; Felicia and the Pot of Pinks; The White Cat; The Water-Lily. The Gold-Spinners.; The Terrible Head; The Story of Pretty Goldilocks; The History of Whittington; The Wonderful Sheep; Little Thumb; The Forty Thieves; Hansel and Read More chevron_right

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5
   Hesperus Press Edition is GREAT
Hesperus Press Hardcover edition It is hard to find a modern issue of the Blue Fairy book, which is unabridged and includes ALL the original stories. The Hesperus Press edition includes all this and is illustrated! Really glad to have found this edition for my shelf and purchasing all their Fairy Book editions!
 
5
   The Blue Fairy Book is a wonderful, ridiculous
The Blue Fairy Book is a wonderful, ridiculous, amazing collection of fairy tales, a classic of its kind and totally deserving five stars. And, of course, it is a Gutenberg book, and it and a matching audio book have been released free of Amazon and Audible and Gutenberg, and doh. Yes, five stars, but. . There is a catch. The Amazon edition includes the errors in the Gutenberg edition and introduces a number of new errors. Not only is the e-book content page broken, but vowels are substituted for other vowels throughout the whole chapter. For example, take a look at the final chapter. Yes, the Amazon version is wrong, but the Gutenberg version is even worse. So, okay, yes, it is a good book, but Amazon deserves zero stars for not even glancing at a book they are promoting. A high school intern would have at least noticed that, hello, all the os in the last chapter are s and so on.
 
3
   Will burn you out on fairy tales for a while
An impressive book, full of fairy tales, taken from all over Europe and the Middle East. Many of the themes are repetitive, so that it could become tiresome for some readers. I enjoyed quite a few of the stories have their roots in Greek and Roman mythology, and it is interesting to see how they stayed alive in the common lore until the fairy tales were written. With all that aside, this is a large book and better read in spurts rather than all at once, as well as the only volume of stories in a collection.
 
5
   Loved these stories as a child and now
But oh, what fun are these myths and stories? The teller gives the heroes and rare heroines the greatest trouble, makes them suffer for as long as possible and then makes them happy in most cases. Unless you happen to be a giant or an ogre. This is not Shrek's either. I especially love The White Cat and the Wonderful Sheep '', but I skipped The Terrible Head, because it was a rebelling against the Greek myth of Perseus. The Master-Maid is also a fantastic story.
 
5
   Blue bound magic
It is beautiful, perfect and a prized possession... too bad it is a gift! I had a copy as a child, but have lost it and am now giving this wonderful book to my child.
 
4
   the blue fairy book
I downloaded this book for my nine-year-old son and he said he loved reading the variety of stories contained in this book. It was quick and easy to download it to his kindle.
 
5
   fairies blue book
My grandson '' read the stories in this book and thoroughly enjoyed each story. It kept him entertained for hours.
 
5
   the best, broadest, and most colorful anthology
Professor Lang's multi-hued spectrum of Fairy Books is the gold standard even if gold is not in his spectrum. This collection of fairy tales from all over the world is unmatched in scope. Stories range from nursery stories familiar to the youngest children, to subtler works of darker, maturer tone, to exotic tapestries that portray unfamiliar cultures, exotic places and fascinating persons. Also included are works of children's fiction written specifically by the likes of Perrault and Aulnoy. I can pick any of the twelve volumes off the shelf, open to a random page and enjoy hours of reading to get me ready for Beddy-boo. Nostalgic memories mix freely with fresh surprises. You are guaranteed to enjoy this noble labor of the multi-tome Scotsman's love of literature.
 
3
   Not a bad collection, just odd and difficult translation
Odd interpretation of words : If you are able to center your way through understanding things such as domestic means home, antique or vintage means old, u.s.a. means stable, negative is poor and so on throughout the book. I liked the collection and different versions of what he learned the modern telling us and also a few new stories. But you really have to use your imagination and thesaurus to get through.
 
1
   Missing stories!
Why the hell would you leave a book with a collection '' of stories and publish eight stories intentionally? It is a gorgeous book and I love the feeling of it - just wish it had all the stories! I just found out that if it is missing the stories and I missed my window to return it.
 
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