The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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The Olive Fairy Book includes unusual stories from Turkey, India, Denmark, Armenia, the Sudan, and the pen of Anatole France. But all of the stories are told in the common language of the fairy tale, and their heroes -- the Green Knight who is saved by a soup made from nine snakes, the lovely Dorani who flies every night to fairyland, the king who understands the language of the animals -- will be welcome to children and grown-ups alike.


All in all, this collection contains 29 stories, all narrated in clear lively prose. Not only are Lang's collections generally considered to contain the best English versions of the standard stories; they are the richest and widest in range.
Admirable series of photographic reprints of the first editions. Altogether very good value. -- New York Review of Books.

Table of Contents:

Madschun
The Blue Parrot
Geirlaug the King's Daughter
The Story of Little King Loc
A Long-bow Story '
Jackal or Tiger ?
The Comb and the Collar
The Thanksgiving of the Wazir
Samba the Coward
Kupti and Imani
The Strange Adventures of Little Maia
Diamond cut Diamond
The Green Knight
The Five Wise Words of the Guru
The Golden-headed Fish
Dorani
The Satin Surgeon
The Billy Goat and the King
The Story of Zoulvisia
Grasp all, Lose all
The Fate of the Turtle
The Snake Prince
The Prince and Princess in the Forest
The Clever Weaver
The Boy who found Fear at last
He Wins who Waits
The Steel Cane
The Punishment of the Fairy Gangana
The Silent Princess
Dover Children's Classics
0.72" H x 8.42" L x 5.4" W
352 pages
paperback