The Red Fairy Book

Andrew Lang

Introduced by Marina Warner
Illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat

Andrew Lang's Rainbow Fairy Books - The Red Fairy Book includes classics 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'Rapunzel' plus little-known stories such as 'The True History of Little Goldenhood', which offers a twist on the traditional Red Riding Hood story.

Published price: US$ 94.95

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The Red Fairy Book

This bold and eclectic anthology opens with the story of 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' who each night row across the lake with their captured princes, and closes with a timeless epic of war and heroism, 'The Story of Sigurd', taken from William Morris's version of The Volsunga Saga. In between are morality tales and animal fables, chilling ghost stories, tongue-in-cheek romances, classics like 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'Rapunzel', little-known stories such as 'The True History of Little Goldenhood', which offers a twist on the traditional Red Riding Hood story.

Production Details

The Red Fairy Book book

Introduced by Marina Warner

Illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat

Bound in cloth, blocked with a design by the artist

Decorative embellishments on each page

408 pages

Frontispiece and 12 full-page colour illustrations

Book size: 10" x 7½"

The Red Fairy Book

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The beautifully detailed drawings by Niroot Puttapipat adorning this volume recall the very best of classic fairy tale illustrations. Whether handsome princes, beautiful maidens or hens laying golden eggs, the magic of each is perfectly evoked.

'As I read the stories, the book itself took off: the solid object made of paper and boards became light and transparent, a winged vehicle.'
MARINA WARNER

Classic stories included in this collection:

The Twelve Dancing Princesses
The Princess Mayblossom
Soria Moria Castle
The Death of Koshchei the Deathless
The Black Thief and Knight of the Glen
The Master Thief
Brother and Sister
Princess Rosette
The Enchanted Pig
The Norka
Jack and the Beanstalk

The Little Good Mouse
Graciosa and Percinet
The Three Princesses of Whiteland
The Voice of Death
The Six Sillies
Kari Woodengown
Drakestail
The Ratcatcher
The True History of Little Golden-Hood
The Golden Branch
The Three Dwarfs
Dapplegrim

The Twelve Brothers
Rapunzel
The Nettle Spinner
Farmer Weatherbeard
Mother Holle
Minnikin
Bushy Bride
Snowdrop
The Golden Goose
The Seven Foals
The Marvellous Musician
The Story of Sigurd
The Enchanted Canary
The Wonderful Birch

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Review by KatiT25 on 8th Aug 2013

Text: Illustrations: Binding: Rating: 5/5

"The Folio Society have truly outdone themselves with this beautiful book of Fairy tales. The stories are an assortment of known and unknown, but each a delight to read and experience. However, what ex..." [read more]

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