The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book – A Book of Old Favourites with New Illustrations
The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book – A Book of Old Favourites with New Illustrations is contains a truly wonderful collection of classic children’s stories. They include: Charles Perrault’s ‘Hop O’ My Thumb’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Bluebeard’, traditional English tales such as ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘Dick Whittington’, as well as tales from Arabian nights such as ‘Ali Baba’, ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Sinbad the Sailor’. True masterpieces of the genre such as Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Emperors New Clothes’, ‘The Ugly Duckling’ and ‘The Princess and the Pea’ are also encompassed.
‘The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book’ is accompanied throughout by a series of dazzling colour and black and white illustrations – by a master of the craft; Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham’s artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate this carefully collated anthology.