Fairies I Have Met – Illustrated by Edmund Dulac
Fairies I Have Met is a collection of fairy tales, originally penned by Mrs Rodolph Stawell, accompanied by Edmund Dulac’s splendid colour illustrations. It was written for a little girl named Penelope, ‘so that she may love the fairies, and keep the sunbeam always in her heart.’ In a like manner, it is a text which is sure to delight all its readers – both young and old alike. It includes the stories ‘The Cloud that had no Lining’, ‘The Big Spider’s Diamonds’, ‘A Little Girl in a Book’, ‘The Box of Dreams’, ‘The Fairy Who had only one Wing’, and many more.
This book contains a set of dazzling illustrations by a true master of the ‘Golden Age’; Edmund Dulac. A talented French-born, British naturalised illustrator and designer, Dulac had a particular affinity for the fairy tale. This love, as well as possessing a rigorously painterly background, produced some truly stunning images. Appearing alongside the text, his delicate illustrations further enhance and elucidate Mrs Stawell’s enchanting narratives.