The Orange Fairy Book (Dover Children's Classics) (Paperback)

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The Orange Fairy Book (Dover Children's Classics) (Paperback)


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It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Old witches in cloaks of gold, giants that turn into dwarfs, tears that become birds, monsters and magicians, ogres and fairies -- these are the companions who thrill boys and girls of all lands and times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved. From the day they were first printed, the Lang fairy tale books of many colors have entertained thousands of youngsters, as they have also brought pleasure to parents who have read these classics to their children.
The Orange Fairy Book delves into the oral traditions of Rhodesia, Uganda, and Native Americans; the traditions of the Punjab and of Jutland; and such European sources as Hans Christian Andersen ("The Ugly Duckling") and Madame d'Aulnoy ("The White Doe") for its 33 stories. The events are favorites with children the world over.
All the tales are narrated in clear, lively prose. Not only are Lang's collections generally considered to contain the best English versions of the standard fairy tales; they are also the richest and widest in range. His position as one of England's foremost folklorists, as well as a first-rate editor, make his collections unmatchable in the English language.
"Admirable series of photographic reprints of the first editions. Altogether very good value." -- New York Review of Books.

Product Details ISBN: 9780486219097
ISBN-10: 0486219097
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Dover Children's Classics