The Lilac Fairy Book

Harper Collins

The Lilac Fairy Book is the last of Andrew Lang’s twelve Fairy Books, which were published between 1889 and 1910. A collection of fairy and folk tales from around the world, The Lilac Fairy Book includes “The False Prince and the True,” “The Three Crowns,” and “The Lady of the Fountain.”

Assembling and translating for the first time many now-famous tales, Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books have served as inspiration for many writers including J. R. R. Tolkien, and contributed to the growth in popularity of fairy tales as a literary genre.

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About the author

Andrew Lang (March, 31, 1844 – July 20, 1912) was a Scottish writer and literary critic who is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. Lang’s academic interests extended beyond the literary and he was a noted contributor to the fields of anthropology, folklore, psychical research, history, and classic scholarship, as well as the inspiration for the University of St. Andrew’s Andrew Lang Lectures. A prolific author, Lang published more than 100 works during his career, including twelve fairy books, in which he compiled folk and fairy tales from around the world. Lang’s Lilac Fairy and Red Fairy books are credited with influencing J. R. R. Tolkien, who commented on the importance of fairy stories in the modern world in his 1939 Andrew Lang Lecture “On Fairy-Stories.”

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Publisher
Harper Collins
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Published on
May 29, 2012
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Pages
322
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ISBN
9781443414951
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Literary
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