* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to ‘One Thousand and One Nights’
* Concise introductions to the translations
* 5 different translations, with individual contents tables
* Features Burton’s seminal 16 volume translation
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Some tales are illustrated with their original artwork
* Features Edward William Lane’s guide to ARABIAN SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE AGES – the perfect accompaniment to reading ‘One Thousand and One Nights’
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ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
JONATHAN SCOTT 1811 TRANSLATION
JOHN PAYNE 1884 TRANSLATION
RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON 1885 TRANSLATION
ANDREW LANG 1885 TRANSLATION
JULIA PARDOE 1857 ADAPTATION
ARABIAN SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE AGES by Edward William Lane
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The enchanting stories of childhood every girl and boy—and their parents—cherish are collected in this first volume of Andrew Lang’s renowned Fairy Books. Originally published in 1889, this treasure trove of timeless tales of action and adventure, enchanted forests and fantastic creatures, and monsters and magic has thrilled readers all over the world for generations.
The thirty-seven stories in this collection—including such favorites as “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Puss in Boots,” “Aladdin,” and “Jack the Giant-Killer”—are more than just fairy tales; they are a priceless keepsake of childhood memories that will stand the test of time now and forever.
The Blue Fairy Book also includes “The Bronze Ring,” “Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess,” “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” “The Yellow Dwarf,” “The Tale of a Youth Who Set Out to Learn What Fear Was,” “The Master-Maid,” “Why the Sea Is Salt,” “Felicia and the Pot of Pinks,” “The White Cat,” “The Water-Lily,” “The Gold-Spinners,” “The Terrible Head,” “The Story of Pretty Goldilocks,” “The History of Whittington,” “The Wonderful Sheep,” “Little Thumb,” “The Forty Thieves,” “Snow-White and Rose-Red,” “The Goose-Girl,” “Toads and Diamonds,” “Prince Darling,” “Blue Beard,” “Trusty John,” “The Brave Little Tailor,” “A Voyage to Lilliput,” “The Princess on the Glass Hill,” “The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou,” “The Black Bull of Norroway,” and “The Red Etin.”
* the complete Fairy Books, all fully-illustrated with their original Victorian artwork – first time in digital print
* special contents table for the Fairy Books
* ALL the novels, with contents tables
* images of how the books first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Victorian texts
* many short story collections, with beautiful illustrations
* ARABIAN NIGHTS fully illustrated – first time in digital print
* 13 poetry collections, with contents tables and illustrations
* special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry – find that special poem quickly and easily!
* features 29 non-fiction books, each with contents tables
* includes two biographical essays on Lang – explore the writer’s literary life!
* many images relating to Lang’s life and works
* scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Lang’s immense oeuvre
The Fairy Books
THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK
THE RED FAIRY BOOK
THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK
THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK
THE PINK FAIRY BOOK
THE GREY FAIRY BOOK
THE VIOLET FAIRY BOOK
THE CRIMSON FAIRY BOOK
THE BROWN FAIRY BOOK
THE ORANGE FAIRY BOOK
THE OLIVE FAIRY BOOK
THE LILAC FAIRY BOOK
The Fairy Tales
LIST OF THE TALES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF THE TALES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Other Story Collections
MUCH DARKER DAYS
IN THE WRONG PARADISE AND OTHER STORIES
THE GOLD OF FAIRNILEE
THE TRUE STORY BOOK
PRINCE RICARDO OF PANTOUFLIA
THE BOOK OF DREAMS AND GHOSTS
THE RED TRUE STORY BOOK
TALES OF TROY AND GREECE
THE ANIMAL STORY BOOK
THE BOOK OF ROMANCE
THE RED ROMANCE BOOK
THE RED BOOK OF HEROES by Mrs. Lang
TALES OF ROMANCE
THE STRANGE STORY BOOK by Mrs. Lang
THE MARK OF CAIN
THE WORLD’S DESIRE
The Poetry Collections
BALLADS, LYRICS, AND POEMS OF OLD FRANCE
THEOCRITUS BION AND MOSCHUS
BALLADS IN BLUE CHINA
HELEN OF TROY
RHYMES A LA MODE
AUCASSIN AND NICOLETE
A COLLECTION OF BALLADS
GRASS OF PARNASSUS
BAN AND ARRIERE BAN
THE NURSERY RHYME BOOK
NEW COLLECTED RHYMES
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
and many more - too many to list
ANDREW LANG by Edmund Gosse
SPENCER WALPOLE AND ANDREW LANG by Horace G. Hutchinson
The most enchanting stories of childhood are included in this sweeping collection. These are the classic tales—of princes and princesses, monsters and magic, enchanted forests and fantastic creatures—that have thrilled readers around the world for generations.
Aesop’s Fables: In ancient Greece, a storyteller named Aesop captivated his listeners with tales both beautiful and instructive. From “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” to “The Tortoise and the Hare,” his fables retain the power to guide and entertain.
Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales: Inspired by ancient Danish legends as well as Arabian Nights, Andersen’s classic stories—including “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Snow Queen” (the basis for Frozen)—are composed with a directness that children and adults still find refreshing.
The Brothers Grimm: From “Rapunzel” to “Hansel and Gretel” to “Little Red Riding Hood,” the German folktales the Brothers Grimm brought to the world’s attention have become part of the very fabric of our culture.
The Blue Fairy Book: Originally published in 1889, this first volume of Andrew Lang’s renowned Fairy Books includes such favorites as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Puss in Boots,” “Aladdin,” and “Jack the Giant-Killer.”
To read these stories is to be transported to a realm of imagination. Here, the most important life lessons are imparted through the irresistible magic of storytelling.
Bewitching stories, related by one of the world's great storytellers, tell of how the young Arthur pulled a sword from a stone to become king; his meeting with the Lady of the Lake and acquisition of the mighty sword Excalibur; gatherings at the Round table; the death of Merlin; how the mysterious sorceress Morgan Le Fay attempted to kill Arthur; the quest for the Holy Grail; the romance of Lancelot and Guenevere, Arthur's wife; the passing of King Arthur, and more.
Magnificent engravings appear throughout the text, further enhancing this splendid introduction to Camelot and its enchanting lore.
These stories have inspired numerous film adaptations, including the 2017 release King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, and Annabelle Wallis.
The Tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table are of Celtic origin. It is believed that King Arthur lived in the sixth century, just after the Romans withdrew from Britain. Minstrels and storytellers travelled through the land in the centuries after this, telling tales of chivalry and heroism, and the legends of King Arthur grew up across Britain and parts of Europe.
Andrew Lang's collection of Arthurian legends is one of the most complete and comprehensive ever written and is more accessible than most. He has drawn extensively on the "Historia Britonum", which was used by Geoffrey of Monmouth, as well as Thomas Malory's "Morte d'Arthur" and a number of stories of the Holy Grail which are of French origin."The Drawing of the Sword" "The Sword Excalibur" "How the Round Table Began" "The Story of Sir Balin" "What Beaumains Asked of the King" "How Morgan Le Fay Tried to Kill King Arthur" "The Passing of Merlin" "How the King Went on a Pilgrimage" "The Coming of the Holy Grail" "The Adventure of Sir Galahad" "How Sir Lancelot Saw a Vision" "The Adventure of Sir Percivale" "An Adventure of Sir Lancelot" "An Adventure of Sir Gawaine" "The Adventure of Sir Bors" "An Adventure of Sir Galahad" "Sir Lancelot Meets Sir Galahad" "How Sir Galahad Found the Grail" "The Fight for the Queen" "The Fair Maid of Astolat" "Lancelot and Guinevere" "The End of it All"
They are ancient stories, but they still enchant our imaginations today. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Sinbad the Sailor, Aladdin...
These and the other Middle Eastern stories collected in Arabian Nights are delightful, fascinating, and fun for fans and first-time readers alike.
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