BN.com Gift Guide

Goble's Fairy Tale Illustrations: 86 Full-Color Plates

Overview

At the beginning of the twentieth century, there was a rage for colorfully illustrated books—especially fairy tales and fantasy adventures. English artist Warwick Goble (1862–1943), an expert in watercolor techniques, was among the era's premier illustrators. This one-of-a-kind collection gathers the best of his fairy tale imagery, featuring eighty-six visions of memorable scenes from timeless folk tales.
The international array of illustrations begins with ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $7.14   
  • New (8) from $7.55   
  • Used (5) from $7.14   
Sending request ...

Overview

At the beginning of the twentieth century, there was a rage for colorfully illustrated books—especially fairy tales and fantasy adventures. English artist Warwick Goble (1862–1943), an expert in watercolor techniques, was among the era's premier illustrators. This one-of-a-kind collection gathers the best of his fairy tale imagery, featuring eighty-six visions of memorable scenes from timeless folk tales.
The international array of illustrations begins with Charles Kingsley's The Water-Babies, followed by pictures from Grace James's Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, as well as Folk-Tales of Bengal and the Italian Stories from the Pentamerone. Images inspired by The Fairy Book; The Best Popular Fairy Stories Selected and Rendered Anew include such familiar characters as Little Red-Riding-Hood, Cinderella, Tom Thumb, and Puss in Boots. The collection concludes with imaginative depictions from The Book of Fairy Poetry, including scenes from Shakespeare's fairy classics, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream, along with works by Milton, Tennyson, and other poets. Readers of all ages will cherish this unique book and its splendid combination of art and literature.
Original Dover (2008) publication. 96pp. 83/8 x 11. Paperbound.
ALSO AVAILABLE
Rackham's Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full Color, Arthur Rackham. 64pp. 83/8 x 11. 0-486-42167-8
Nielsen's Fairy Tale Illustrations in Full Color, Kay Nielsen. 64pp. 83/8 x 11. 0-486-44902-5
For current price information write to Dover Publications, or log on to www.doverpublications.com and see every Dover book in print.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

A contemporary of Remington and Rackham, Warwick Goble produced lovely watercolor paintings that perfectly illustrated fairy tale subjects. Specializing in Japanese and Indian themes, he became famous for illustrating both magazines and books, including H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Fontispiece: There, one day, he heard a voice, and presently after was surprised by the appearance of a mermaid.  From "The Yellow Dwarf," The Fairy Book; The Best Popular Fairy Stories Selected and Rendered Anew
 
From The Water-Babies; A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby, Charles Kingsley
  Play by me, bathe in me, mother and child
  She was the Queen of them all
  From which great trout rushed out on Tom
  He watched the moonlight on the rippling river
  We float out our life in the mid-ocean, with the warm sunshine about our heads
  The fairies came flying in at the window and brought her such a pretty pair of wings
  He crept away among the rocks, and got to the cabinet, and behold!  It was open
  The most beautiful bird of paradise
  He saw the fairies come up from below, and carry baby and cradle gently down in their soft arms
  Pandora and her box
 
From Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales, Grace James
  The Mood Maiden
  Green Willow
  The Star Lovers
  Horaizan
  The Story of Susa, the Impetuous, I
  Flower of the Peony
  The Maiden of Unai
  The Singing Bird of Heaven
  The Fire Quest
  The Espousal of the Rat's Daughter
  The Strange Story of the Golden Comb
  The Jelly-Fish takes a Journey
  Urashima
  Tamamo, the Fox Maiden
 
From Stories from the Pentamerone, Giambattista Basile, selected and edited by E. F. Strange
  The Princess as the Ogre's Bridge ("The Flea")
  The Lizard showing Goat-Face the Palace ("Goat-Face")
  Grannonia and the Fox ("The Serpent")
  The Royal Proclamation ("The Booby")
  Rita riding on the Dolphin ("The Three Enchanted Princes")
  Marziella on the Sea-shore ("The Two Cakes")
  Cianna and her Brothers ("The Seven Doves")
  Lise, in the Snow, with the Casket ("The Months")
  The King and the Falcon outside the Palace ("Sun, Moon, and Talia")
  Nennillo and Nennella in the Wood ("Nennillo and Nennella")
 
From Folk-Tales of Bengal, the Rev. Lal Behari Day
  She rushed out of the palace…and came to the upper world ("Phakir Chand")
  She took up the jewel in her hand, left the palace, and successfully reached the upper world ("Phakir Chand")
  The Suo queen went to the door with a handful of rice ("Life's Secret")
  In a trice she woke up, sat up in her bed, and eyeing the stranger, inquired who he was ("The Story of the Rakshasas") 
  "You would adorn the palace of the mightiest sovereign" ("The Origin of Opium")
  He saw a beautiful woman coming out of the palace ("Strike but Hear")
  At dawn he used to cull flowers in the forest ("The Man Who Wished to be Perfect")
  The lady, king, and hiraman all reached the king's capital safe and sound ("The Story of a Hiraman") 
  "What princess ever puts only one ruby in her hair?" ("The Origin of Rubies")
  Coming up to the surface they climbed into the boat ("The Origin of Rubies")
  The jackal…opened his bundle of betel-leaves, put some into his mouth, and began chewing them ("The Match-Making Jackal")
  A bright light, like that of the moon, was seen shining on his forehead ("The Boy with the Moon on his forehead")
 
From The Fairy Book; The Best Popular Fairy Stories Selected and Rendered Anew, Dinah Mulock Craik 
  "Is it very far from hence?" asked the wolf…("Little Red-Riding Hood")
  A young girl of wonderful beauty lay asleep on an embroidered bed ("The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood")
  The only remnant of her past magnificence being one of her little glass slippers ("Cinderella; or The Little Glass Slipper")
  When the cock had now crowed for the third time,…the little men stole down and disappeared ("Adventures of John Dietrich")
  At last she remembered her dream, rushed to the grass-plot, and there saw him lying apparently dead ("Beauty and the Beast")
  The butterfly took wing, and mounted into the air with little Tom on his back ("Tom Thumb") 
  "Are you not sometimes called Rumpelstilzchen?" ("Rumpelstilzchen")
  The lady then gave him a purse ("Fortunatus")
  Riquet with the Tuft appeared in her eyes the most elegant young man she had ever seen ("Riquet with the Tuft")
  So at night, when all were asleep, he led the trembling Aslog over the snow and ice-fields away to the mountains ("House Island")
  Jack…seized the hen, and ran off with her,…reached the top of the bean-stalk, which he descended in safety ("Jack and the Bean-Stalk")
  At evening-tide she climbed up into a little tree, and purposed spending the night there, for fear of the wild beasts ("The Iron Stove") 
  "Madam," said he, “since I have had the honour to serve you, I know not any other happiness that I can wish for" ("The Invisible Prince")
  These beasts of prey were instantly turned into three little lambs ("The Woodcutter's Daughter") 
  "You have but to give me a sack, and a pair of boots such as gentlemen wear when they go shooting" ("Puss in Boots")
  Avenant delivered up his phial, the owl flew with it into the grotto, and in less than half-an-hour reappeared, bringing it quite full and well corked ("The Fair One with Golden Locks")
  The fairy there welcomed her majesty ("The Butterfly")
  The king's daughter was overjoyed when she beheld her pretty plaything again, picked it up, and ran away with it ("The Frog-Prince") 
  "I was accordingly laid in a cradle of mother-of-pearl, ornamented with gold and jewels" ("The White Cat")
  He flew in, perched on her shoulder, and expressed his delight and affection by a thousand caresses ("Prince Cherry")
  They were very friendly, however, and inquired her name. "Snowdrop," answered she ("Little Snowdrop")
  Stopping beside a fountain, she let her hair fall loose, and dipped her weary feet in the cool water ("The Blue Bird")
  The queen threw one of the shirts over each of them, and when the shirts touched their bodies, they were changed into swans, and flew away over the wood ("The Six Swans")
  By the care of the Fairy Tulip, she was not wounded ("The Hind of the Forest")
 
From The Book of Fairy Poetry, edited by Dora Owen
  And, sweetly singing round about thy bed, Strew all their blessings on they sleeping head ("Good Luck befriend thee")
  The dun deer wooed with manner bland, And cowered beneath her lily hand ("Kilmeny")
  Down to the rocks where the serpents creep ("The Kelpie of Corrievreckan")
  Buy from us with a golden curl ("Goblin Market")
  Three spirits mad with joy Come dashing down on a tall wayside flower ("A Fairy Revel, before the coming of Guinevere")
  Oh! They do get away down under ground, In hollow pleazen where they can't be found ("The Veairies")
  Instead of crust a peacock pie ("The Three Beggars")
  Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell: Hark! Now I hear them,--ding-dong, bell ("Ariel's Songs")
  Wake, when some vile thing is near ("A Midsummer Night's Dream")
  For the Nautilus is my boat In which I over the waters float ("Fairies on the Sea-shore")
  And I should look like a fountain of gold ("The Mermaid")
  What form she pleased each thing would take That e’er she did behold ("Lirope the Bright")
  And the padding feet of many gnomes a-coming! ("Goblin Feet")
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)