The Grey Fairy Book cover

The Grey Fairy Book

Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

1. 00 - Preface
2. 01 - Donkey Skin
3. 02 - The Goblin Pony
4. 03 - An Impossible Enchantment
5. 04 - The Story Of Dschemil and Dschemila
6. 05 - Janni and the Draken
7. 06 - The Partnership of the Thief and the Liar
8. 07 - Fortunatus and His Purse
9. 08 - The Goat-faced Girl
10. 09 - What Came of Picking Flowers
11. 10 - The Story of Bensurdatu
12. 11 - The Magician's Horse
13. 12 - The Little Gray Man
14. 13 - Herr Lazarus and the Draken
15. 14 - The Story of the Queen of the Flowery Isles
16. 15 - Udea and Her Seven Brothers
17. 16 - The White Wolf
18. 17 - Mohammed with the Magic Finger
19. 18 - Bobino
20. 19 - The Dog and the Sparrow
21. 20 - The Story of the Three Sons of Hali
22. 21 - The Story of the Fair Circassians
23. 22 - The Jackal and the Spring
24. 23 - The Bear
25. 24 - The Sunchild
26. 25 - The Daughter Of Buk Ettemsuch
27. 26 - Laughing Eye and Weeping Eye, or the Limping Fox
28. 27 - The Unlooked-for Prince
29. 28 - The Simpleton
30. 29 - The Street Musicians
31. 30 - The Twin Brothers
32. 31 - Cannetella
33. 32 - The Ogre
34. 33 - A Fairy's Blunder
35. 34 - Long, Broad, and Quickeye
36. 35 - Prunella

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Summary

The tales in the Grey Fairy Book are derived from many countries—Lithuania, various parts of Africa, Germany, France, Greece, and other regions of the world. They have been translated and adapted by Mrs. Dent, Mrs. Lang, Miss Eleanor Sellar, Miss Blackley, and Miss hang. 'The Three Sons of Hali' is from the last century 'Cabinet des Fees,' a very large collection. The French author may have had some Oriental original before him in parts; at all events he copied the Eastern method of putting tale within tale, like the Eastern balls of carved ivory. The stories, as usual, illustrate the method of popular fiction. A certain number of incidents are shaken into many varying combinations, like the fragments of coloured glass in the kaleidoscope. Probably the possible combinations, like possible musical combinations, are not unlimited in number, but children may be less sensitive in the matter of fairies than Mr. John Stuart Mill was as regards music.