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The green fairy book [electronic resource] / edited by Andrew Lang.

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  • ISBN: 9781620112847 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1620112841 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: [S.l.] : Duke Classics, c2012.

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Formatted Contents Note: The blue bird -- The half-chick -- The story of Caliph Stork -- The enchanted watch -- Rosanella -- Sylvain and Jocosa -- Fairy gifts -- Prince Narcissus and the Princess Potentilla -- Prince Featherhead and the Princess Celandine -- The three little pigs -- Heart of ice -- The enchanted ring -- The snuff-box -- The golden blackbird -- The little soldier -- The magic swan -- The dirty shepherdess -- The enchanted snake -- The biter bit -- King Kojata -- Prince fickle and fair Helena -- Puddocky -- The story of Hok Kee and the dwarfs -- The story of the three bears -- Prince Vivien and the Princess Placida -- Little One-Eye, Little Two-Eyes, and Little Three-Eyes -- Jorinde and Joringel -- Allerleirauh; or, the many-furred creature -- The twelve huntsmen -- Spindle, shuttle, and needle -- The crystal coffin -- The three snake-leaves -- The riddle -- Jack my hedgehog -- The golden lads -- The white snake --- The story of a clever tailor -- The golden mermaid -- The war of the wolf and the fox -- The story of the fisherman and his wife -- The three musicians -- The three dogs.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Source of Description Note: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (OverDrive viewed, June 13, 2012).
Subject: Fairy tales.
Fairy tales.
Genre: Electronic books.

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