English Fairy Tales

English Fairy Tales Contents Jack the Giant Killer The History of Tom Thumb The Imp Tree The Tree Bears Tom Tit Tot The Lambton Worm The Fairy Horn The Pixy Flower Tom Hickathrift The Black Bull of Norroway The Green Kni

  • Title: English Fairy Tales
  • Author: Ernest Rhys Grace Rhys Herbert Cole Robert Anning Bell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Contents Jack the Giant Killer The History of Tom Thumb The Imp Tree The Tree Bears Tom Tit Tot The Lambton Worm The Fairy Horn The Pixy Flower Tom Hickathrift The Black Bull of Norroway The Green Knight Robin Goodfellow The Princess of Colchester Lazy Jack The Giant of Saint Michael s Jack the Beanstalk Dick Whittington his Cat

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    1. FAIRY GOLDA Book of Old English Fairy TalesChosen by Ernest RhysAndrew Lang’s Fairy Books include folk and fairy tales from diverse countries and varied traditions. Stories have their individuality. But Lang and his writers maintain a fairly even tone.Rhys, perhaps reacting to that, uses a variety of forms. Plenty of poems interspersed with the stories. The horror of the Lambton Worm is laid out in clear prose and is followed by the Laidly Worm of Spindleston with bad doings and bad magic ren [...]

    2. FAIRY GOLDA Book of Old English Fairy TalesChosen by Ernest RhysAndrew Lang’s Fairy Books include folk and fairy tales from diverse countries and varied traditions. Stories have their individuality. But Lang and his writers maintain a fairly even tone.Rhys, perhaps reacting to that, uses a variety of forms. Plenty of poems interspersed with the stories. The horror of the Lambton Worm is laid out in clear prose and is followed by the Laidly Worm of Spindleston with bad doings and bad magic rend [...]

    3. The Dover edition that I read has only B&W illustrations. Nice enough, but not worth investing in a print copy.It is interesting to see the original (?) versions of some well-known tales. Jack the Giant-Killer is especially different, as it explains and justifies Jack's theft of the giant's treasures, and has other additional material, too. I didn't like it as much as I'd hoped. But then, many stories were at least vaguely Arthurian, and I have no interest in that whole setting. But this is [...]

    4. Charming collection of tales, lots of classics and some lesser known tales, some quite different from the commonly known versions (like the "Naughty Old Woman" who scoffs the three bears' porridge, rather than Goldilocks) accompanied by gorgeous colour plates and ink drawings from Herbert Cole & R. Anning Bell, worth the £1.99 I spent on this book (from Oxfam) alone! A great collection of tales, but sometimes rushed through a bit too quickly as if just recounting the key points rather than [...]

    5. This book of old English fairy tales includes wonderful black and white line drawings by Herbert Cole. It contains two fabulous obscure Cinderella stories: Catskin and The Black Bull of Norroway.

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