The Orange Fairy Book PDF ò The Orange MOBI :Á

The Orange Fairy Book PDF ò The Orange  MOBI :Á
  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • The Orange Fairy Book
  • Andrew Lang
  • English
  • 01 July 2019
  • 0486219097

The Orange Fairy Book➸ [Reading] ➺ The Orange Fairy Book By Andrew Lang ➭ – Essayreview.co.uk Includes tales from Jutland, Rhodesia, Uganda, and various other European traditions The Magic Mirror, The Two Caskets, The Clever Cat, The White Slipper, The Girl Fish, and illustrations Includestales from Jutland, Rhodesia, Uganda, and various other European traditions The Magic Mirror, The Two Caskets, The Clever Cat, The White Slipper, The Girl Fish, and illustrations.


About the Author: Andrew Lang

Andrew Gabriel Lang was a prolific Scots man of letters He was a poet, novelist, and literary critic, and a contributor to anthropology He now is best known as a collector of folk and fairy talesThe Young Scholar and JournalistAndrew Gabriel Lang The Orange MOBI :Á grew up in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, the son of the town clerk and the eldest of eight children The wild and beautiful landscape of his childhood had a great effect on the young Lang and inspired in him not only a life long love of the outdoors but a fascination with local folklore and history The Borders is an area rich in history and he grew up surrounded by tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Robert the Bruce Amongst his many later literary achievements was his Short History of ScotlandA gifted student and avid reader, Lang went to the prestigious St Andrews University now holding a lecture series in his honour every few years and then to Balliol College, Oxford He would later write about the city in Oxford Brief Historical and Descriptive Notes, published in Moving to London at the age of , already a published poet, he started working as a journalist His dry sense of humour, writing style and huge array of interests made him a popular editor and columnist and he was soon writing for The Daily Post, Time magazine and Fortnightly Review It was whilst working in London that he met and married his wife Leonore Blanche AlleyneThe Fairy BooksAmongst the most famous of Andrew Lang books are The Rainbow Fairy Books, growing from Lang s interest in myths and folklore which continued to grow as he and Leonore travelled through France and Italy hearing local legends In the late th century, interest in the native fairy tales of Britain had declined and there were very few books recounting them for young readers In fact fairy tales and magical stories in general were being attacked by some educationalists as being harmful to children It was to challenge this notion that Lang first began collecting fairy stories for the first of his coloured fairy books, The Blue Fairy BookWhilst other folklorists collected stories directly from source, Lang set about gathering those stories which had already been recorded This gave him time to collect a much greater breadth of fairy tales from all over the world, most from well known writers such as the Brothers Grimm, Madame d Aulnoy and others from less well known sources Whilst Lang also worked as the editor for his work and is often credited as its sole creator, the support of his wife, who transcribed and organised the translation of the text, was essential to the work s success The Blue Fairy Book was published in to wide acclaim The beautiful illustrations and magical tales captivated the minds of children and adults alike The success of the first book allowed Lang and Leonore to carry on their research and in they published The Red Fairy Book, which drew on evensources and had a much larger print run Between and they published twelve collections of fairy tales, each with a different coloured binding, with a total of stories collected, edited and translated The books are credited with reviving interest in folklore, butimportantly for Lang, they revolutionised the Victorian view of fairy tales inspiring generations of parents to begin reading them to children onceLast WorksAt the same time as he was producing the Fairy Books, Lang continued to write a wide assortment of novels, literary criticism, articles and poetry However, as literary critic Anita Silvey noted, The irony of Lang s life and work is that although he wrote for a profession he is best recognised for the works he did not write the Rainbow Fairy BooksThe last Andrew Lang book, Highways and Byways of the Border remained unfinished after his death on th July .


10 thoughts on “The Orange Fairy Book

  1. says:

    The first Fairy Book I ve read so far without any overt racism in it anywhere and it s the antepenultimate one sigh.Look The black characters get illustrated heroically and everything Hooray On the other hand, there are quite a few of those stories that always make me think that pre industrial peasants must have been EVIL CALLOUS BASTARDS Take this charming piece of whimsy, for instance With many protestations and reproaches they wrangled together, the stranger entreating the goldsmith The first Fairy Book I ve read so far without any overt racism in it anywhere and it s the antepenultimate one sigh.Look The black characters get illustrated heroically and everything Hooray On the other hand, there are quite a few of those stories that always make me think that pre industrial peasants must have been EVIL CALLOUS BASTARDS Take this charming piece of whimsy, for instance With many protestations and reproaches they wrangled together, the stranger entreating the goldsmith to say nothing and he would pay him handsomely to atone for the sad accident At last the goldsmith quieted down, and agreed to accept one thousand gold pieces from the stranger, who immediately helped him to bury his poor wife, and then rushed off to the guest house, packed up his things and was off by daylight, lest the goldsmith should repent and accuse him as the murderer of his wife Now it very soon appeared that the goldsmith had a lot of extra money, so that people began to ask questions, and finally demanded of him the reason for his sudden wealth Oh, said he, my wife died, and I sold her You sold your dead wife cried the people Yes, said the goldsmith For how much A thousand gold pieces, replied the goldsmith.Instantly the villagers went away and each caught hold of his own wife and throttled her, and the next day they all went off to sell their dead wives Many a weary mile did they tramp, but got nothing but hard words or laughter, or directions to the nearest cemetery, from people to whom they offered dead wives for sale.DELIGHTFUL, AM I RIGHT

  2. says:

    A collection of tales leaning toward the Scottish, Scandinavian and African Some from the precieuses One, The Bird of Truth , left me wondering whether it was literary because it put the events out of order, which in my experience is a warning sign folktales tend to recount in order Though other than that it was a nice variant on that type How Ian Direach Got the Blue Falcon shows Irish fairy tales importing the geas from their heroic literature, and I gotta admit it moves the story nice A collection of tales leaning toward the Scottish, Scandinavian and African Some from the precieuses One, The Bird of Truth , left me wondering whether it was literary because it put the events out of order, which in my experience is a warning sign folktales tend to recount in order Though other than that it was a nice variant on that type How Ian Direach Got the Blue Falcon shows Irish fairy tales importing the geas from their heroic literature, and I gotta admit it moves the story nicely Other good ones include The Enchanted Wreath

  3. says:

    As a child, I read this over and over and over again I remember my parents bought it for me at the little shop attached to a restaurant called The Light of Yoga, which had peanut butter soft serve ice cream and lots of things with sprouts on them They unfortunately burned down a long time ago.

  4. says:

    I read the fairy books for writing inspiration I didn t need any when I started this one, but that was only because I have 2 stories being written, 1 clamoring in my head like a bird and about tenin various stages But my reading group has a food challengeAnd I can never quite pass up a challenge So I read this collection of fairy tales My favorites were Ian, the Soldier s Son The Enchanted Wreath The Foolish Weaver The White Doe The Frog and the Lion Fairy The Adventures o I read the fairy books for writing inspiration I didn t need any when I started this one, but that was only because I have 2 stories being written, 1 clamoring in my head like a bird and about tenin various stages But my reading group has a food challengeAnd I can never quite pass up a challenge So I read this collection of fairy tales My favorites were Ian, the Soldier s Son The Enchanted Wreath The Foolish Weaver The White Doe The Frog and the Lion Fairy The Adventures of Covan the Brown Haired The Princess Bella Flor The Bird of Truth The White Slipper The Magic BookSince the food challenge includes finding a recipe containing the food in the title author s name and the description of balsam in the White Slipper never states what sort of plants are used in it , I started hunting some exotic orange recipe.Instead, I found mandarin orange dust which sounds like a magical fairy powder.And delicious.I found the recipe here recipe very thinly sliced orange,dried in an oven or dehydrator, pounded into dust, with a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar added in.That s it

  5. says:

    The Orange Fairy Book didn t have as many great stories as many of the other Fairy Books, but there were still plenty of unusual tales and fantastic illustrations, enough to make it worth my time There are also a lot of rather unhappy endings in this collection, but those stories were some of the most interesting to read Here are my personal favorites The Magic Mirror The King Who Would See Paradise The Fox and the Wolf How Ian Direach Got the Blue Falcon The Goldsmith s Fortune The Orange Fairy Book didn t have as many great stories as many of the other Fairy Books, but there were still plenty of unusual tales and fantastic illustrations, enough to make it worth my time There are also a lot of rather unhappy endings in this collection, but those stories were some of the most interesting to read Here are my personal favorites The Magic Mirror The King Who Would See Paradise The Fox and the Wolf How Ian Direach Got the Blue Falcon The Goldsmith s Fortune The Foolish Weaver all 3 of the Jackal stories the jackals here are unapologetic jerks, but do eventually get what they deserve The Three Treasures of the Giants The Princess Bella Flor

  6. says:

    What Alan Lomax is to multicultural folk songs, Andrew Lang is to folk stories aintnoschoolliketheoldschoolSeriously, there are so many thugs from so many cultures Giants, greedy baboons, literal rock dudes made of Mountains, Kings who make deals which turn into bad bargainsand boys sent off to plumb the depths of a figurative hell Por exemplo Many strange things did Ian behold in that island,than he had thought for In a glen lay three heroes stretched on their backs, done to deat What Alan Lomax is to multicultural folk songs, Andrew Lang is to folk stories aintnoschoolliketheoldschoolSeriously, there are so many thugs from so many cultures Giants, greedy baboons, literal rock dudes made of Mountains, Kings who make deals which turn into bad bargainsand boys sent off to plumb the depths of a figurative hell Por exemplo Many strange things did Ian behold in that island,than he had thought for In a glen lay three heroes stretched on their backs, done to death by three spears that still stuck in their breasts But he kept his counsel and spake nothing, only he pulled out the spears, and the men sat up and said You are Ian the soldier s son, and a spell is laid upon you to travel in our company, to the cave of the black fisherman More random shit happens When this came to pass the steed broke through the stable door, and kicked him and woke him roughly You did not heed my counsel, said she and who knows if it is not too late to win over the sea But first take that sword which hangs on the wall, and cut off the heads of the sixteen grooms Hmmm Makes some Brothers Grimm I ve read seem tame by comparison Lotspeople and animals get their heads cut off by the time this particular story wraps.Anyway, it was a good read and Lang was quite the collector I ve read many stories he s collected, but this the first actual book of his I ve read

  7. says:

    I very much enjoyed this collection which presents fairytales that are a bit less familiar Most seem to hail from Africa and Northern Europe, and they are just as blood thirsty as those in the previous volumes of the series The series itself is s brilliant concept I believe Andrew Lange and his wife can be credited with bringing these tales from around the world into mainstream British households.

  8. says:

    I first encountered the Lang collection, often called the Colored Fairy Books because of their titles Blue, Olive, Crimson, etc when I was in elementary school I enjoyed them because they were so different from the sanitized, prissy princess, modern versions, and I m happy to see them now available for very cheap in Kindle format We forget that fairy tales were not originally for children and were not created as vehicles for which to market toys and Happy Meals to toddlers They were oral I first encountered the Lang collection, often called the Colored Fairy Books because of their titles Blue, Olive, Crimson, etc when I was in elementary school I enjoyed them because they were so different from the sanitized, prissy princess, modern versions, and I m happy to see them now available for very cheap in Kindle format We forget that fairy tales were not originally for children and were not created as vehicles for which to market toys and Happy Meals to toddlers They were oral entertainment, grisly and cutting social or political commentaryoften than not For one of theinteresting aspects of fairy tale history, look up pr ciosit The Brothers Grimm are credited with collecting and publishing fairly tales however, les pr cieuseis a little known step in how a group of French noble women affected the shape of the modern fairy tale and elevated the art of storytelling Like any old literature, it s best to read Lang s collections in the context of their times and understand that our 21st century professed sensibilities might get a little tweaked from some of the language and prejudices in older literature Anyone looking for the sweet, slick, happily ever after versions where nothing violent or rude ever happens will likely not like this or any of the older collections

  9. says:

    This was a fun read, and I got to see a lot of new stories.Unfortunately most of the stories were the same basic formula so it got boring towards the end I know a lot of fairytales are like that but when there s so many in a row is harder to appreciate them individually.

  10. says:

    Collection of fairy tales Many in this particular volume are less familiar stories, ranging from further abroad.Delightful and enjoyable, as are all of Lang s books, but it seems many of these were abridged to fit space.

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