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1889. This book contains numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford and G. P. Jacomb Hood. While best-known for his translations of classical literature and as a collector of folk and fairy tales, Lang also wrote poetry, biographies, histories, novels, literary criticisms and even children's books. "The Blue Fairy Book" was the first volume in Lang's series of fairy tale books of many colors. It contains some the best-known tales, taken from a variety of sources: not only from Grimm, but exciting adventures by Charles Perrault and Madame d'Aulnoy, "The Arabian Nights", and other stories from popular traditions, a total of 37 stories all narrated in the clear, lively prose for which Lang is so well known. It is a classic that will bring joy to the reader for years to come. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.