The Yellow Fairy Book (Dodo Press)

The Yellow Fairy Book (Dodo Press)

by Andrew Lang (Editor)
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The Yellow Fairy Book (Dodo Press) by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a prolific Scots man of letters, a poet, novelist, literary critic and contributor to anthropology. He now is best known as the collector of folk and fairy tales. As a journalist, poet, critic and historian, he soon made a reputation as one of the ablest and most versatile writers of the day. Lang was one of the founders of the study of "Psychical Research," and his other writings on anthropology include The Book of Dreams and Ghosts (1897), Magic and Religion (1901) and The Secret of the Totem (1905). He was a Homeric scholar of conservative views. Other works include Homer and the Epic (1893); a prose translation of The Homeric Hymns (1899), with literary and mythological essays in which he draws parallels between Greek myths and other mythologies; and Homer and his Age (1906). He also wrote Ballades in Blue China (1880) and Rhymes à la Mode (1884). Andrew Lang's Fairy Books are a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources (who had collected them originally), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English.

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ISBN-13: 9781406526516
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publication date: 07/06/2007
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

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The yellow fairy book 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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This was a great book if you are into fairy tales and things, some of the other books repeat the same stories, but this was a good book and i recommend it for all ages
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love collections of stories like this because they are where all the ideas for children originally come from. They are also where the ideas for new books and movies originally come from, and for that I am grateful to read the originals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So answer my question