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  • ISBN: 9781620112847 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1620112841 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Duke Classics, [2012]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Blue bird -- Half-chick -- Story of Caliph Stork -- Enchanted watch -- Rosanella -- Sylvain and Jocosa -- Fairy gifts -- Prince Narcissus and the Princess Potentilla -- Prince Featherhead and the Princess Celandine -- Three little pigs -- Heart of ice -- Enchanted ring -- Snuff-box -- Golden blackbird -- Little soldier -- Magic swan -- Dirty shepherdess -- Enchanted snake -- Biter bit -- King Kojata -- Prince fickle and fair Helena -- Puddocky -- Story of Hok Kee and the dwarfs -- 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 -- Twelve huntsmen -- Spindle, shuttle, and needle -- Crystal coffin -- Three snake-leaves -- Riddle -- Jack my hedgehog -- Golden lads -- White snake --- Story of a clever tailor -- Golden mermaid -- War of the wolf and the fox -- Story of the fisherman and his wife -- Three musicians -- 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.
Genre: Fairy tales.
Electronic books.

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