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The Lilac Fairy Book
By Andrew Lang (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Publication date June 29, 2011
Pages 238
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781463897864
ISBN-10 1463897863
Original list price $26.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Nobody really wrote most of the stories. People told them in all parts of the world long before Egyptian hieroglyphics or Cretan signs or Cyprian syllabaries, or alphabets were invented. They are older than reading and writing, and arose like wild flowers before men had any education to quarrel over. The grannies told them to the grandchildren, and when the grandchildren became grannies they repeated the same old tales to the new generation. Homer knew the stories and made up the 'Odyssey' out of half a dozen of them. All the history of Greece till about 800 B.C. is a string of the fairy tales, all about Theseus and Heracles and Oedipus and Minos and Perseus is a Cabinet des Fées, a collection of fairy tales. Shakespeare took them and put bits of them into 'King Lear' and other plays; he could not have made them up himself, great as he was. Let ladies and gentlemen think of this when they sit down to write fairy tales, and have them nicely typed, and send them to Messrs. Longman & Co. to be published. They think that to write a new fairy tale is easy work. They are mistaken: the thing is impossible. Nobody can write a new fairy tale; you can only mix up and dress up the old, old stories, and put the characters into new dresses, as Miss Thackeray did so well in 'Five Old Friends.' If any big girl of fourteen reads this preface, let her insist on being presented with "Five Old Friends."



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Hardcover
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from Wildside Pr (September 30, 2007)
9781434486776 | details & prices | 388 pages | List price $32.95
About: Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of fairy tales from around the world may have reached its high point with "The Lilac Fairy Book.
from 1st World Library (February 28, 2006)
9781421800059 | details & prices | 384 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.14 lbs | List price $31.95
About: What cases are you engaged in at present?
Large print edition from North Books (January 7, 2004); titled "Lilac Fairy Book"
9781582877785 | details & prices | List price $26.00
About: 'What cases are you engaged in at present?
from North Books (January 7, 2004); titled "Lilac Fairy Book"
9781582872841 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $25.00
About: 'What cases are you engaged in at present?
from Indypublish.Com (October 1, 2001)
9781404315266 | details & prices | 268 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $25.99
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
from Peter Smith Pub Inc (June 1, 1970); titled "Lilac Fairy Book"
9780844624259 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $28.75
About: Folk tales from Ireland, Asia, Portugal and other places telling stories of 'The fairy nurse,' 'The wonderful tune,' 'The raspberry worm,' and others.
from Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1940); titled "Lilac Fairy Book"
9780891900849 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.22 lbs | List price $28.95
About: This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries.
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (December 11, 2015)
9781522720676 | details & prices | 110 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $7.97
About: Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 – 20 July 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 18, 2015)
9781519378026 | details & prices | 262 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.60 in. | List price $13.99
About: The Shifty Lad -- The False Prince and the True -- The Jogi's Punishment -- The Heart of a Monkey -- The Fairy Nurse -- A Lost Paradise -- How Brave Walter Hunted Wolves -- The Ring of the Waterfalls -- A French Puck -- The Three Crowns -- The Story of a Very Bad Boy -- The Brown Bear of Norway -- Little Lasse -- 'Moti' -- The Enchanted Deer -- A Fish Story -- The Wonderful Tune -- The Rich Brother and the Poor Brother -- The One-Handed Girl -- The Bones of Djulung -- The Sea Ring's Gift -- The Raspberry Worm -- The Stones of Plouhinec -- The Castle of Kerglas -- The Battle of the Birds -- The Lady of the Fountain -- The Four Gifts -- The Groac'h of the Isle of Lok -- The Escape of the Mouse -- The Believing Husbands -- The Hoodie-Crow -- The Brownie of the Lake -- The Winning of Olwen.
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 13, 2015)
9781512189421 | details & prices | 150 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $7.49
About: In the land of Erin there dwelt long ago a widow who had an only son.
from Createspace Independent Pub (March 24, 2015)
9781507719671 | details & prices | 210 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.48 in. | List price $19.99
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 5, 2014)
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from Createspace Independent Pub (October 25, 2014)
9781502984814 | details & prices | 260 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.59 in. | List price $8.99
About: This superb collection of fairy tales from Andrew Lang includes some of the best-loved children’s stories of all time including the following: The Shifty Lad,The False Prince and the True,The Punishment,The Heart of a Monkey,The Fairy Nurse, A Lost Paradise, and many more.
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 24, 2014)
9781499241563 | details & prices | 140 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.32 in. | List price $7.99
About: 'What cases are you engaged in at present?
from Createspace Independent Pub (March 25, 2013)
9781483948065 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.58 in. | List price $12.99
About: I take this opportunity of recommending these fairy books—poor things, but my own—to parents and guardians who may never have heard of them.
With Various | from Createspace Independent Pub (February 2, 2013)
9781482345148 | details & prices | 354 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.80 in. | 1.33 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Andrew Lang's Fairy Books — also known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colors — are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales, published between 1889 and 1910.
from Alan Rodgers Books (June 30, 2011)
9781463801120 | details & prices | 238 pages | List price $16.95
About: Nobody really wrote most of the stories.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Lightning Source Inc (June 29, 2011)
9781463897864 | details & prices | 238 pages | List price $26.95
About: Nobody really wrote most of the stories.
from Nuvision Pubns (October 30, 2008)
9781595476494 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Andrew Lang's Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections.
from Standard Pubns Inc (January 30, 2008)
9781605970011 | details & prices | 264 pages | 8.00 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $15.45
About: Lang is known for being a poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to anthropology.
from Bibliobazaar (October 31, 2007)
9781434656599 | details & prices | 264 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $25.75
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
Large print edition from Bibliobazaar (October 31, 2007)
9781434656605 | details & prices | 292 pages | List price $28.75
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
from Wildside Pr (September 30, 2007)
9781434486769 | details & prices | 367 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of fairy tales from around the world may have reached its high point with "The Lilac Fairy Book.
from Dodo Pr (June 30, 2007)
9781406526288 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $14.99
About: Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a prolific Scots man of letters, a poet, novelist, literary critic and contributor to anthropology.
Large print edition from Echo Library (December 30, 2005)
9781846371493 | details & prices | 508 pages | List price $23.99
About: This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind.
from 1st World Library (January 30, 2005)
9781421801056 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $15.95
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from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004)
9781419170065 | details & prices | 260 pages | List price $27.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
from Indypublish.Com (July 1, 2003)
9781404369542 | details & prices | 268 pages | List price $14.99
About: This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries.
from Indypublish.Com (October 1, 2001)
9781404315273 | details & prices | 268 pages | List price $20.99
About: 'What cases are you engaged in at present?
With H. J. Ford | from Dover Pubns (June 1, 1968)
9780486219073 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $14.95
About: A compilation of fairy tales culled from the literary traditions of Portugal, India, Brittany, and Scandinavia

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