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The Pink Fairy Book: Illustrated & Annotated Edition Andrew Lang

The Pink Fairy Book: Illustrated & Annotated Edition

Andrew Lang

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With The Pink Fairy Book Mr. Lang has exhausted the primary colors without coming to an end of his store of fairytales. This time he has gone further afield, though without finding much that is new. Japan yields a few- and other sources which we doMoreWith The Pink Fairy Book Mr. Lang has exhausted the primary colors without coming to an end of his store of fairytales. This time he has gone further afield, though without finding much that is new. Japan yields a few- and other sources which we do not remember in the earlier books have been drawn upon. Generally, however, it is from the folklore of European nations, and from that most admirable of story-tellers, Hans Christian Andersen, that we get the best things. It is true that, as Mr. Lang remarks, Andersen wants to point a moral as well as adorn a tale, whereas the true fairy-story should not have any more intelligible moral than that it is a great virtue to be the youngest son of three, and a still greater to be the youngest of seven. Not the less, however, is it true that, on the whole, these stories are on the side of goodness and kindness. It is difficult to make a choice among these good things. But perhaps, How the Hermit Helped to Win the Kings Daughter, is as good as any. Among the few outlandish stories, Wischimataro and the Turtle may be mentioned.This book is fully illustrated and annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer.Contents:PrefaceThe Cats ElopementHow the Dragon Was TrickedThe Goblin and the GrocerThe House in the WoodUraschimataro and the TurtleThe Slaying of the TanukiThe Flying TrunkThe Snow-manThe Shirt-collarThe Princess in the ChestThe Three BrothersThe Snow-queenThe Fir-treeHans, the Mermaids SonPeter BullThe Bird GripSnowflakeI Know What I Have LearnedThe Cunning ShoemakerThe King Who Would Have a Beautiful WifeCatherine and Her DestinyHow the Hermit Helped to Win the Kings DaughterThe Water of LifeThe Wounded LionThe Man Without a HeartThe Two BrothersMaster and PupilThe Golden LionThe Sprig of RosemaryThe White DoveThe Trolls DaughterEsben and the WitchPrincess Minon-minetteMaiden Bright-eyeThe Merry WivesKing LindormThe Jackal, the Dove, and the PantherThe Little HareThe Sparrow with the Slit TongueThe Story of CiccuDon Giovanni De La Fortuna