The Red Fairy Book
Illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat
Introduced by Marina Warner
One of Andrew Lang’s celebrated Rainbow Fairy Books, this collection includes the 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.
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 such as ’Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ’Rapunzel’, and little-known stories such as ’The True History of Little Goldenhood’, which offers a twist on the traditional Red Riding Hood story.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Founder's Caslon
Frontispiece and 12 colour illustrations, and decorative embellishments throughout
10˝ x 7½˝
The magic of illustration
Classic stories in this collection
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