The Crimson Fairy Book

Andrew Lang

Book Description

"The Crimson Fairy Book," edited by Andrew Lang and first published in 1903, is a collection of classic fairy tales from various cultures and regions around the world. This book is part of Lang's larger series of "Color Fairy Books," each of which features stories of diverse origins and themes. In "The Crimson Fairy Book," readers can expect to encounter a rich tapestry of tales that span continents and time periods. From Eastern European folktales like "The Terrible Head" to Middle Eastern stories such as "The Story of Bensurdatu," the book explores themes of magic, heroism, and the triumph of good over evil. It also includes well-known tales like "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" and lesser-known gems like "The Gold-Bearded Man." One of the standout features of this collection is its vivid and captivating storytelling, making it an excellent choice for readers of all ages. With its distinctive crimson cover, the book invites readers on a journey through the enchanting realms of folklore, where they will encounter dragons, princesses, cunning tricksters, and other fantastical creatures. "The Crimson Fairy Book" is a timeless anthology that continues to captivate and inspire readers with its enduring tales of wonder and imagination.

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