The crimson fairy book


The crimson fairy book

Alternative Title

The crimson fairy book / edited by Andrew Lang ; with eight coloured plates and numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford.



The fairy book series
Gift inscription to Ellen Hatfield Gray, from L., July 13th 1909.
Part of the Lindsay Shaw Collection

Table Of Contents

Lovely Ilonka - Lucky Luck - The hairy man - To your good health! - The story of the seven Simons - The language of beasts - The boy who could keep a secret - The prince and the dragon - Little Wildrose - Tiidu the piper - Paperarello - The gifts of the magician - The strong prince - The treasure seeker - The cottager and his cat - The prince who would seek immortality - The stone-cutter - The gold-bearded man - Tritill, Litill, and the birds - The three robes - The six hungry beasts - How the beggar boy turned into Count Piro - The rogue and the herdsman - Eisenkopf - The death of Abu Nowas and of his wife - Motikatika - Niels and the giants - Shepherd Paul - How the wicked Tanuki was punished - The crab and the monkey - The horse Gullfaxi and the sword of Gunnföder - The story of the sham prince, or the ambitious tailor - The colony of cats - How to find out a true friend - Clever Maria - The magic kettle


Held by Monash University Library's Rare Books Collection. Find this item in the Library catalogue.




371 pages, 43 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm


Out of copyright

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Lang, Andrew, 1844 - 1912 and Ford, Henry Justice, 1860 - 1941, “The crimson fairy book,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 19, 2024,

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