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The Yellow Fairy Book

Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

00:00(1/49) 00 – Dedication and Preface00:00
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1. 00 – Dedication and Preface
2. 01 – The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership
3. 02 – The Six Swans
4. 03 – The Dragon of the North
5. 04 – Story of the Emperor’s New Clothes
6. 05 – The Golden Crab
7. 06 – The Iron Stove
8. 07 – The Dragon and His Grandmother
9. 08 – The Donkey Cabbage
10. 09 – The Little Green Frog
11. 10 – The Seven-Headed Serpent
12. 11 – The Grateful Beasts
13. 12 – The Giants and the Herd-boy
14. 13 – The Invisible Prince
15. 14 – The Crow
16. 15 – How Six Men travelled through the Wide World
17. 16 – The Wizard King
18. 17 – The Nixy
19. 18 – The Glass Mountain
20. 19 – Alphege, or the Green Monkey
21. 20 – Fairer-Than-A-Fairy
22. 21 – The Three Brothers
23. 22 – The Boy and the Wolves, or the Broken Promise
24. 23 – The Glass Axe
25. 24 – The Dead Wife
26. 25 – In The Land of Souls
27. 26 – The White Duck
28. 27 – The Witch and Her Servants
29. 28 – The Magic Ring
30. 29 – The Flower Queen’s Daughter
31. 30 – The Flying Ship
32. 31 – The Snow-daughter and the Fire-son
33. 32 – The Story of King Frost
34. 33 – The Death of the Sun-hero
35. 34 – The Witch
36. 35 – The Hazel-nut Child
37. 36 – The Story of Big Klaus and Little Klaus
38. 37 – Prince Ring
39. 38 – The Swineherd
40. 39 – How To Tell A True Princess
41. 40 – The Blue Mountains
42. 41 – The Tinder-box
43. 42 – The Witch in the Stone B
44. 43 – Thumbelina
45. 44 – The Nightingale
46. 45 – Hermod and Hadvor
47. 46 – The Steadfast Tin-Soldier
48. 47 – Blockhead Hans
49. 48 – A Story about a Darning-needle

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Summary

Published in 1894, The Yellow Fairy Book is the fourth installment in the series of fairytale collections known as Andrew Lang's “Coloured” Fairy Books and is comprised of stories collected from various foreign language sources including French, German, English, Scottish, Russian, and Polish. Moreover, the tales not only intend to entertain, but also offer an underlying didactic purpose, as many of the stories place an important emphasis on righteous behavior. Featuring 48 stories, The Yellow Fairy Book includes a number of well-known tales from renowned storytellers Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, which may just ring a bell with titles including “Thumbelina” and “Story of the Emperor’s New Clothes”. A dynamic combination of royalty, dragons, witches, a range of animals, and an unlimited supply of danger and obstacles, the compilation does not cease to amaze with its rich variety of fairy tales. Needless to say, it is a timeless piece guaranteed to enthrall both young and old readers for years to come.