The Lilac Fairy Book

Andrew Lang

Book Description

"The Lilac Fairy Book" is a collection of fairy tales and folktales edited by Andrew Lang and first published in 1910. It is part of Lang's larger series of color-coded fairy books, each containing a variety of stories from different cultures. This particular volume features tales from various regions, including Asia, Europe, and Africa. The stories are a delightful mix of adventure, magic, and morality, offering readers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of world folklore. One of the most notable stories in the book is "The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou," an Arabian Nights tale about a prince's adventures in a magical world. Another story, "The Six Swans," is a German folktale about a princess who must rescue her brothers from a curse. Throughout the book, readers will encounter themes of love, courage, cleverness, and the triumph of good over evil. The tales are woven together by the Lilac Fairy, who introduces each story and provides a unifying thread for the collection. Overall, "The Lilac Fairy Book" is a timeless anthology of enchanting stories that continue to captivate readers with their timeless charm and universal appeal. It offers a glimpse into the diverse and fascinating world of fairy tales from around the globe. This book is copyright free and can be downloaded free of cost.

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