The Grey Fairy Book - Illustrated by H. J. Ford

The Grey Fairy Book - Illustrated by H. J. Ford


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This charming early work, first published in 1900, is the sixth book in a series of twelve ‘coloured’ fairy books published by Andrew Lang between 1889 and 1910. Each volume is distinguished by its own colour, and all in all, 437 tales from a wide array of cultures and countries are presented. The Grey Fairy Book is illustrated with numerous black and white illustrations by the master artist H.J. Ford. This book is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the shelf of all folklorists and lovers of fairy tales. A delightful read for both adult and child.

There are 35 stories in this volume from many oral traditions. Many of them from French, German and Italian collections. Tales include: Donkey Skin, The Magicians Horse, The Jackal and the Spring, The Unlooked for Prince, The Street Musicians, The Twin Bothers, Prunella and more.

Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist and literary critic, with a passion for folkloric storytelling. Most of his volumes (including this, ‘The Grey Fairy Book’) are beautifully illustrated by Henry J. Ford (1860 – 1941), an inordinately talented artist who came to public attention with his illustrations for Lang. The books captured the imagination of British children and later became worldwide bestsellers in the 1880s and 1890s.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473338586
Publisher: Read Books
Publication date: 08/18/2017
Series: Andrew Lang's Fairy Books , #6
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range: 5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Stories in this volume include:

  • Donkey Skin
  • The Goblin Pony
  • An Impossible Enchantment
  • The Story of Dschemil and Dachemila
  • Janni and the Draken
  • The Partnership of the Thief and the Liar
  • Fortunatus and his Purse
  • The Goat-faced Girl
  • What came of picking Flowers
  • The Story of Bensurdatu
  • The Magician's Horse
  • The Little Gray Man
  • Herr Lazarus and the Draken
  • The Story of the Queen of the Flowery Isles
  • Udea and her Seven Brothers
  • The White Wolf
  • Mohammed with the Magic Finger
  • Bobino
  • The Dog and the Sparrow
  • The Story of the Three Sons of Hali
  • The Story of the Fair Circassians
  • The Jackal and the Spring
  • The Bear
  • The Sunchild
  • The Daughter of Buk Ettemsuch
  • Laughing Eye and Weeping Eye, or the Limping Fox
  • The Unlooked for Prince
  • The Simpleton
  • The Street Musicians
  • The Twin Brothers
  • Cannetella
  • The Ogre
  • A Fairy's Blunder
  • Long, Broad, and Quickeye
  • Prunella

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