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The Grey Fairy Book

Andrew Lang

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. (Summary from the preface)

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. (Summary from the preface)
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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. (Summary from the preface)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

31:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

50:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

27:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

19:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:48