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Offline SaturnsWingsTopic starter

Fairytale Book Search - any suggestions?
« on: January 15, 2010, 01:53:51 AM »
I am currently craving a good book of fairytales. Not the Grimm Fairytales or Hans Christian Anderson--I've read those quite a few times. I remember that there were "color" fairytale books (The Green Book of Fairytales, etc.) and I was wondering if there are any suggestions that any of you could make. Any assortment are gladly welcomed but I would be most grateful if somebody could point me towards fairytales from other cultures. (My cousin came home from Russia with the most beautiful book of fairytales with hand painted illustrations to go along with it, although it doesn't have to be nearly so extravagant.)

Thanks!

Offline Lilias

Re: Fairytale Book Search - any suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010, 03:04:04 AM »
If you want the 'coloured' books again, you can look on Project Gutenberg - the author is Andrew Lang. There you'll also find:

Old French Fairy Tales (Madame de Segur)
The Tales of Mother Goose (Charles Perrault, including many early versions of classics, from times when they were not considered kiddie stuff)
The Happy Prince and Other Tales (Oscar Wilde)
Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations (Edmund Dulac)
Japanese Fairy Tales (Yei Theodora Ozaki)
Indian Fairy Tales (Joseph Jacobs)

Offline SaturnsWingsTopic starter

Re: Fairytale Book Search - any suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 09:14:34 PM »
Well aren't you just fucking awesome. Thank you so much! This should be plenty for me to live off of for a while. :)

Thanks again

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Re: Fairytale Book Search - any suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2010, 02:01:14 AM »
I appreciate the links, too, Lilias. 

Offline DarklingAlice

Re: Fairytale Book Search - any suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2010, 11:53:37 AM »
Oh wow Lilias, I had no idea that the Andrew Lang fairy books were online! Thank you!

Another good reference:
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts translated and edited by D.L. Ashliman, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh

This one has the advantage of grouping fairy/folk tales by type rather than origin, so you can find a general theme you like, e.g. Beauty and the Beast, and then read all the variants to see how different cultures each have a unique take on the story.

Offline Caeli

Re: Fairytale Book Search - any suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2010, 03:41:10 PM »
Thanks, you guys. :-) I'll take the suggestions, as well!