The Violet Fairy Book

The Violet Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang


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The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang


A tale of the Tontlawald -- The finest liar in the world -- The story of three wonderful beggars -- Schippeitaro -- The three princes and their beasts -- The goat's ears of the Emperor Trojan -- The nine pea-hens and the golden apples -- The lute player -- The grateful prince -- The child who came from an egg -- Stan Bolovan -- The two frogs -- The story of a gazelle -- How a fish swam in the air and a hare in the water -- Two in a sack -- The envious neighbour -- The fairy of the dawn -- The enchanted knife -- Jesper who herded the hares -- The underground workers -- The history of Dwarf Long Nose -- The Nunda, eater of people -- The story of Hassebu -- The maiden with the wooden helmet -- The monkey and the jelly-fish -- The headless dwarfs -- The young man who would have his eyes opened -- The boys with the golden stars -- The frog -- The princess who was hidden underground -- The girl who pretended to be a boy -- The story of Halfman -- The prince who wanted to see the world -- Virgililus the sorcerer -- Mogarzea and his son.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781981487899
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Lang was born in Selkirk. He was the eldest of the eight children born to John Lang, the town clerk of Selkirk, and his wife Jane Plenderleath Sellar, who was the daughter of Patrick Sellar, factor to the first duke of Sutherland. On 17 April 1875, he married Leonora Blanche Alleyne, youngest daughter of C. T. Alleyne of Clifton and Barbados. She was (or should have been) variously credited as author, collaborator, or translator of Lang's Color/Rainbow Fairy Books which he edited. He was educated at Selkirk Grammar School, Loretto, and at the Edinburgh Academy, St Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he took a first class in the final classical schools in 1868, becoming a fellow and subsequently honorary fellow of Merton College. He soon made a reputation as one of the most able and versatile writers of the day as a journalist, poet, critic, and historian.

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