Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fantastic Fairytales - Andrew Lang

I have already mentioned the 'coloured' fairy books by Andrew Lang at least a couple of times on the blog, so imagine my delight when I found a site that has all of the books available. The covers above are from my two favourites, 'The Blue Fairy Book' and 'The Red Fairy Book'. Some of the stories in these include 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Hansel and Grettel', 'Rapunzel' and The Twelve Dancing Princesses'.

Here is the link for the site. If you are at all interested in the older versions of the tales, this is worth a visit. Remember these books were published the late 19th and early 20th century, so they are not the sanitized versions that we are familiar with today. How many of you are aware that the little mermaid actually commits suicide in the original, because the prince chooses to marry someone else instead of her? For fairytale lovers, these are a must, so if you haven't come across them before, try them out.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! I definitely want to revisit some of these tales.