The Red Fairy Book

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Cricket House Books LLC, Jan 20, 2010 - Fiction - 180 pages
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An entrancing collection of fairy tales for children and adults alike. Originally published in 1890, this and the other fairy tale collections by Andrew Lang were early influences on the Lord of the Rings trilogy author J.R.R. Tolkien.
  

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Review: The Red Fairy Book (Coloured Fairy Books #2)

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Like its predecessor, the Blue Book, I was mostly bored with the prose. It's fun for a fairy tale completist, but I'm not really into these. No more colorful fairy tale books for me. Read full review

Review: The Red Fairy Book (Coloured Fairy Books #2)

User Review  - John Gueltzow - Goodreads

Like its predecessor, the Blue Book, I was mostly bored with the prose. It's fun for a fairy tale completist, but I'm not really into these. No more colorful fairy tale books for me. Read full review

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Andrew Lang was born at Selkirk in Scotland on March 31, 1844. He was a historian, poet, novelist, journalist, translator, and anthropologist, in connection with his work on literary texts. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy, St. Andrews University, and Balliol College, Oxford University, becoming a fellow at Merton College. His poetry includes Ballads and Lyrics of Old France (1872), Ballades in Blue China (1880--81), and Grass of Parnassus (1888--92). His anthropology and his defense of the value of folklore as the basis of religion is expressed in his works Custom and Myth (1884), Myth, Ritual and Religion (1887), and The Making of Religion (1898). He also translated Homer and critiqued James G. Frazer's views of mythology as expressed in The Golden Bough. He was considered a good historian, with a readable narrative style and knowledge of the original sources including his works A History of Scotland (1900-7), James VI and the Gowrie Mystery (1902), and Sir George Mackenzie (1909). He was one of the most important collectors of folk and fairy tales. His collections of Fairy books, including The Blue Fairy Book, preserved and handed down many of the better-known folk tales from the time. He died of angina pectoris on July 20, 1912.

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