Brilliant color illustrations complement a noted folklorist's masterful retellings of traditional fairy tales in this splendid hardcover edition. Quiller-Couch, a distinguished Cambridge don, recounts seven tales of enchantment: "Minon-Minette," "Felicia, or The Pot of Pinks," "Rosanie, or The Inconstant Prince," "The Man Who Never Laughed," "John and the Ghosts," "The Czarina's Violet," and the title tale. The stories are illuminated by 23 color plates by Kay Nielsen, a Golden Age of Illustration artist whose Art Nouveau images recall the style of Aubrey Beardsley.
About the Author
English poet, novelist, and anthologist Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863–1944) published under the pen name Q. He was a Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College and was knighted in 1910.
Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen (1886–1957) is best remembered for his images from the Norwegian folktale East of the Sun, West of the Moon. He was employed by Disney Studios and his illustrations appear in the animated feature Fantasia.
Table of Contents
Felicia or the Pot of Pinks
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Rosanie or The Inconstant Prince
The Man Who Never Laughed
John and The Ghosts
The Czarina's Violet