The Lilac Fairy Book (eBook): Andrew Lang's Fairy Books Series, Book 12
by Andrew Lang
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The Fairy Books, or "Coloured" Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection has been incalculably important and, although he did not source the stories himself direct from the oral tradition he can make claim to the first English translation of many.
First published in 1910, The Lilac Fairy Bookis the final volume in this series.
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