The Big Book of Fairy Tales (1500+ fairy tales: Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Spleeping Beauty, The Ugly Ducking, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Happy Prince...) (Kathartika™ Classics)

The Big Book of Fairy Tales (1500+ fairy tales: Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Spleeping Beauty, The Ugly Ducking, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Happy Prince...) (Kathartika™ Classics)

by Hans Christian AndersenThe Brothers Grimm Joseph Jacobs and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 16/07/2019

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If you were looking for the definitive Fairy Tales anthology, consider yourself lucky, because you just found it! "The Big Book of Fairy Tales" gathers together more than 1500 tales, which makes it truly unique in its kind. Here you will find some of the finest stories from around the globe, including classics from The Thousand and One Nights such as ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Sinbad the Sailor’, Hans Christian Andersen’s complete tales (‘The Ugly Ducking’, ‘Little Tin Soldier’, ‘The Little Match girl’ and many more), The Brothers Grimm's complete tales, Charles Perrault's complete stories (such as ‘Blue Beard’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Puss in Boots’) and other tales with less well known literary lineages.

ISBN:
9789897787638
9789897787638
Category:
Fantasy
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
16-07-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pandoras Box!
Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark, in 1805. His Fairy Tales, the first children's stories of their kind, which were published in instalments from 1835 until his death in 1875, have been translated into more than a hundred languages and adapted for every kind of media.

The Brothers Grimm

When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore and the hard life of European peasants was reflected in the tales they discovered.

However, once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children.

Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology.

He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales.

The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin was born and educated in New York. Go Tell It on the Mountain, his first novel, was published in 1953. Evoking brilliantly his experiences as a boy preacher in Harlem, it was an immediate success and was followed by Giovanni's Room, which explores the theme of homosexual love in a sensitive and compelling way.

Another Country (1963) created something of a literary explosion and was followed in 1964 by two non-fiction books, Nobody Knows My Name and Notes of a Native Son, which contain several of the stories and essays that brought him fame in America. Nobody Knows My Name was selected by the American Library Association as one of the outstanding books of its year. Going to Meet the Man was James Baldwin's first collection of stories.

He also published several collections of essays, including The Fire Next Time (1963), Nothing Personal (1964), No Name in the Street (1971), The Devil Finds Work (1976) and Evidence of Things Not Seen (1983), and he wrote two plays, The Amen Corner (1955) and Blues for Mr Charlie (1965). His later novels include If Beale Street Could Talk (1974), Little Man, Little Man (1975) and Just Above My Head (1979). Many of his books are published in Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics.

James Baldwin won a number of literary fellowships: a Eugene F. Saxon Memorial Trust Award, a Rosenwald Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Partisan Review Fellowship, and a Ford Foundation Grant-in-Aid. He was made a Commander of the Legion of Honour in 1986. He died in 1987.

The Times obituary declared, 'The best of his work ... stands comparison with any of its period to come out of the United States,' while Newsweek described him as 'an angry writer, yet his intelligence was so provoking and his sentences so elegant that he quickly became the black writer that white liberals liked to fear'.

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