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By Andrew Lang

The Olive Fairy Book contains strange tales from Turkey, India, Denmark, Armenia, the Sudan, and the pen of Anatole France. yet all the tales are advised within the universal language of the fairy story, and their heroes — the fairway Knight who's stored by means of a soup made of 9 snakes, the beautiful Dorani who flies each evening to fairyland, the king who is familiar with the language of the animals — should be welcome to teenagers and grown-ups alike.
All in all, this assortment comprises 29 tales, all narrated in transparent vigorous prose. not just are Lang's collections normally thought of to comprise the simplest English models of the normal tales; they're the richest and widest in range.
"Admirable sequence of photographic reprints of the 1st variants. Altogether excellent value." — New York overview of Books.

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