Number of pages: 452
Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, Welsh history--these are just some of the threads woven into the eleven magical tales that make up The Mabinogion. Here are stories full of colorful characters, such as Gwydion the shape-shifter and Math the magician. Dragons, witches, and giants live alongside kings and heroes, and quests of honor, revenge, and love are set against the backdrop of a country struggling to retain its independence.
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by R. Wilhelm - Frederick A. Stokes Company
These fairy tales from ancient China have a Far Eastern glow about them. Some, like The Lady of the Moon, are exquisitely poetic. Others, such as The Kindly Magician, are filled with black magic. All tales will appeal to young and old alike.
by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Rose and the Ring is one of those special literary treats which happen when a writer for adults turns (in this case) his attention to the world of children. It's a classic fairy tale, told with Thackeray's customary insight into characters.
by Andrew Lang
Classic selection of fairy tales: Little Red Riding-Hood, The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Cinderella, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Rumpelstiltzkin, Beauty and the Beast, Puss in Boots, The Forty Thieves, Hansel and Grettel, The Goose-Girl, etc.
by John Ruskin - Smith, Elder & Co.
John Ruskin's 19th-century fairy tale, in which a strange dwarf effects the punishment of two cruel older brothers and the ultimate success of the kind young one. Richard Doyle's illustrations embody the author's ideas with characteristic spirit.