Fairy Realm: A Collection of the Favourite Old Tales, Illustrated by the Pencil of Gustave Dor? (Classic Reprint)

Fairy Realm: A Collection of the Favourite Old Tales, Illustrated by the Pencil of Gustave Dor? (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Fairy Realm: A Collection of the Favourite Old Tales, Illustrated by the Pencil of Gustave Doré

The five favourite fairy legends which M. Gustave Dore has illustrated are so well known, have been so often told, and in so many different ways, that it was a matter of no small difficulty to determine the best mode of treating them. The plan I

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Excerpt from Fairy Realm: A Collection of the Favourite Old Tales, Illustrated by the Pencil of Gustave Doré

The five favourite fairy legends which M. Gustave Dore has illustrated are so well known, have been so often told, and in so many different ways, that it was a matter of no small difficulty to determine the best mode of treating them. The plan I have adopted is to give the tales in a simple metre and in the most unpretending manner, going, in short, little if anything beyond mere recital in easy verse. From performing even this plain task as I could have wished I have been prevented by ill health, and I fear that what I have written little deserves the honour of association with works of genius like M. Gustave Dore's pictures. But I have the single satisfaction of knowing that I have done the best I could.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331815297
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/19/2015
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

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