The Crimson Fairy Book – By Andrew Lang with Illustrations by H. J. Ford
The Crimson Fairy Book – By Andrew Lang with Illustrations by H. J. Ford contains many traditional fairy tales such as ‘The Hairy Man’, ‘The Gifts of the Magician’, ‘Little Wildrose’, ‘The Six Hungry Beasts’, ‘The Strong Prince’, ‘Tritill, Littill, and the Birds’, ‘The Colony of Cats’, ‘Clever Maria’ and many more.
Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist and literary critic, with a passion for folkloric story telling. Most of his volumes (including this, ‘The Crimson Fairy Book’) were beautifully illustrated by Henry J. Ford (1860 – 1941), an inordinately talented artist who came to public attention with his illustrations for Lang. The books captured the imagination of British children, and later became worldwide bestsellers in the 1880s and 1890s.
This Crimson Fairy Book forms part of Andrew Lang’s ‘Coloured’ Fairy Books series – a series of twelve collections of fairy tales, published between 1889 and 1910. Each volume is distinguished by its own colour, and all in all, 437 tales from a wide array of cultures and countries are presented.
The Hairy Man
To Your Good Health!
The Story of the Seven Simons
The Language of Beasts
The Boy Who Could Keep a Secret
The Prince and the Dragon
Tiidu the Piper
The Gifts of the Magician
The Strong Prince
The Treasure Seeker
The Cottager and his Cat
The Prince Who Would Seek Immortality
The Gold-bearded Man
Tritill, Litill, and the Birds
The Three Robes
The Six Hungry Beasts
How the Beggar Boy turned into Count Piro
The Rogue and the Herdsman
The Death of Abu Nowas and of his Wife
Niels and the Giants
How the Wicked Tanuki was Punished
The Crab and the Monkey
The Horse Gullfaxi and the Sword Gunnfoder
The Story of the Sham Prince, or the Ambitious Tailor
The Colony of Cats
How to find out a True Friend
The Magic Kettle
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