Tales and Legends from India – Illustrated by Harry G. Theaker
This collection, Tales and Legends from India, features thirteen classic tales from the East – including ‘The Noose of Fate’, ‘The Adventurous Brethren’, ‘The Flute Player’, and ‘The Hard-Hearted Princess’. It is accompanied by seven full-colour plates, and black-and-white illustrations throughout – all drawn by the masterful Harry G. Theaker.
As Edric Vredenburg states in the preface, this is a book of pure escapism – tales told, of times past… ‘it is heard by those who have lived out yonder, where the sun rises… it is a call to return to the blue skies and spice-laden breezes, where the birds are of the colours of the rainbow, and the butterflies and the beetles are as jewels… where the luscious fruit is had for the picking, and the flowers are too beautiful to gather; and where everyday life is as living in Fairyland.’
Presented alongside the text, Theaker’s enchanting creations serve to further refine and enhance these classic tales – making this a book to be enjoyed and appreciated, by adventurers, dreamers, and all those looking to ‘escape’.