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The Orange Fairy Book

The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
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Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had collected them originally (with the notable exception of Madame d'Aulnoy), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and telling of the actual stories.

Many of the books were illustrated by Henry J. Ford, Lancelot Speed, and G. P. Jacomb Hood also contributed some illustrations.

First Page:

THE ORANGE FAIRY BOOK

By Various

Edited by Andrew Lang

CONTENTS:

The Story of the Hero Makoma

The Magic Mirror

Story of the King Who Would See Paradise

How Isuro the Rabbit Tricked Gudu

Ian, the Soldier's Son

The Fox and the Wolf

How Ian Direach Got the Blue Falcon

The Ugly Duckling

The Two Caskets

The Goldsmith's Fortune

The Enchanted Wreath

The Foolish Weaver

The Clever Cat

The Story of Manus

Pinkel the Thief

The Adventures of a Jackal

The Adventures of the Jackal's Eldest Son

The Adventures of the Younger Son of the Jackal

The Three Treasures of the Giants

The Rover of the Plain

The White Doe

The Girl Fish

The Owl and the Eagle

The Frog and the Lion Fairy

The Adventures of Covan the Brown Haired

The Princess Bella Flor

The Bird of Truth

The Mink and the Wolf

Adventures of an Indian Brave

How the Stalos Were Tricked

Andras Baive

The White Slipper

The Magic Book

Preface

The children who read fairy books, or have fairy books read to them, do not read prefaces, and the parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, who give fairy books to their daughters, nieces, and cousins, leave prefaces unread... Continue reading book >>


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