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[ Pdf The Blue Fairy Book Þ geek PDF ] by Andrew Lang ↠´ I can t believe the level of nostalgia this book created Not every story is equally memorable, but the ones that lingered over decades yes, plural in my mind make this worth every star.
This collection contains many classic fairy tales and only a few that were new to me Some stories are better than others, but mostly good I was pleased to recognise some of the stories that I remembered from my childhood and that I had forgotten Toads and Diamonds, Trusty John, The story of the prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou Since the tales seem to be quite long, one hopes the littlies will have the patience to listen to them till the end or fall asleep, which isn t a bad outcome either
What I did while reading this book was I wrote short little notes for each story, so that in the future I could look back and see which stories were worth reading again, or recommending I gave each story a mini rating of 1 3 asterisks , with 1 being the horrible and 3 being just okay Overall though, I was severally disappointed in this book of fairy tales.
The Bronze Ring This story was slightly shocking The way they dealt with the evil man in the end was a violent I did not like the portrayal of the good guy in the end, how he treated the bad guy and tricked him Instead of winning fair and square he resorted to cheating so that he could lookimpressive The part about the mice was also a little random it should have just ended without mentioning them.
Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess This was a quant little tale, it had a better moral then the first story, other then Lang wrote some of the stories, but he largely edited this collection Like the Grimms, but farhonest, Lang used translations provided by his wife and other women he thanks the women in his introduction, gives credit to original sources at the end of the tales.
It makes this collection, the first, rather interesting By and large, the stories are mostly from the Grimms and French Salons They include well known favorites like Cinderella but also lesser known ones such as The Yellow Dwarf.
Perhaps what is refreshing or even heartening is the lack of white wash that the tales have True, in relating the story of Perseus, Lang, who wrote the adaption, avoids the tricky question of Zeus as dad, but he does leave in the ide She lives in a castle which lies east of the sun and west of the moon Of all the fairy book spectrum, I m glad I started with blue More than a few old favourites in here, in particular the stories East of the Sun, West of the Moon, and Beauty and the Beast It s lovely regardless, I think, to fall every now and then into a world where, even before first sight, people can fall so deeply in love that they can t eat or drink view spoiler not the sort of behaviour that ought to be encouraged, I realise hide spoiler Thirty seven stories which vary in length and enjoyability.
It was a fun read, I wouldn t read some of the stories to my nephews or my kids in the future.
Some of these are familiar Red Riding Hood suffers a brutal end, Rumpelstiltskin gets ripped off again, Cinderella earns her name by cleaning out the chimney and having dainty feet, but Jack and the Giant killer makes you wonder how we got the modern day Jack and the Beanstalk Toss in a sedate and castle heavy Aladdin and it just doesn t hold as much charm The Story of Pretty Goldilocks is definitely not the version with three bears and porridge The Bronze Ring is long winded, bizarre, all over the place an island of mice too really and dull witted princess wife Prince Hyacinth A story that starts off with a bizarre curse test with a poor cat s tale, but then becomes a hilarious and bizarre Long Nose story How stupid people are not to see their own faults Unfortunately it is also mu The Blue Fairy Book Was The First Volume In The Series And So It Contains Some Of The Best Known Tales, Taken From A Variety Of Sources Not Only From Grimm, But Exciting Adventures By Charles Perrault And Madame D Aulnoy, The Arabian Nights, And Other Stories From Popular Traditions Here In One Attractive Paperbound Volume With Enlarged Print Are Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltzkin, Beauty And The Beast, Hansel And Gretel, Puss In Boots, Trusty John, Jack And The Giantkiller, Goldilocks, And Many Other Favorites That Have Become An Indispensable Part Of Our Culture HeritageAll In All, This Collection ContainsStories, All Arranged In The Clear, Lively Prose For Which Lang Was Famous Not Only Are Lang S Generally Conceded To Be The Best English Versions Of Standard Stories, His Collections Are The Richest And Widest In Range His Position As One Of England S Foremost Folklorists As Well As His First Rate Literary Abilities Makes His Collection Invaluable In The English Language From the famed The Blue Fairy Book, I learned that 1 If you are a girl, and you are beautiful , so amazingly pretty that sometimes, there are just no words to describe you, you might just survive whatever is coming at you next, because2 The villains can never defeat the good, because someway or other, there will always, out of the blue, and completely deus ex machina like, pop out these magical items that might just save the beautiful girl s ass oops, I mean, her cute behind 3 You just have to be really really beautiful That s it 4 If you asked a stranger to describe you, and he she doesn t see fit to use the word beautiful , you re screwed For life.
5 Only the royalty are worth talking about Okay, to be honest, it s been a while