The Crimson Fairy Book

Andrew LANG (1844 - 1912)

The Crimson Fairy Book contains thirty-six stories collected from around the world and edited by Andrew Lang. Many tales in this book are translated, or adapted, from those told by mothers and nurses in Hungary; others are familiar to Russian nurseries; the Servians are responsible for some; a rather peculiarly fanciful set of stories are adapted from the Roumanians; others are from the Baltic shores; others from sunny Sicily; a few are from Finland, and Iceland, and Japan, and Tunis, and Portugal. No doubt many children will like to look out these places on the map, and study their mountains, rivers, soil, products, and fiscal policies, in the geography books. The peoples who tell the stories differ in colour; language, religion, and almost everything else; but they all love a nursery tale. The stories have mainly been adapted or translated by Mrs. Lang, a few by Miss Lang and Miss Blackley. (Summary from the preface)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Group: Andrew Lang's Fairy Books

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Jenny Lundak
00:05:14
Play 01 01 - Lovely Ilonka Jenny Lundak
00:10:48
Play 02 02 - Lucky Luck Jenny Lundak
00:20:06
Play 03 03 - The Hairy Man Jenny Lundak
00:10:52
Play 04 04 - To your Good Health! Jenny Lundak
00:13:04
Play 05 05 - The Story of the Seven Simons Jenny Lundak
00:33:17
Play 06 06 - The Language of Beasts Tim Ferreira
00:07:56
Play 07 07 - The Boy who could keep a Secret Tim Ferreira
00:18:19
Play 08 08 - The Prince and the Dragon Jenny Lundak
00:21:40
Play 09 09 - Little Wildrose Jenny Lundak
00:22:58
Play 10 10 - Tiidu the Piper Patrick Reinhart
00:30:21
Play 11 11 - Paperarello Patrick Reinhart
00:16:58
Play 12 12 - The Gifts of the Magician Jenny Lundak
00:16:51
Play 13 13 - The Strong Prince Patrick Reinhart
00:12:44
Play 14 14 - The Treasure Seeker kelleywyskiel
00:34:54
Play 15 15 - The Cottager and his Cat Jenny Lundak
00:09:33
Play 16 16 - The Prince who would seek Immortality Patrick Reinhart
00:23:03
Play 17 17 - The Stone-cutter Jenny Lundak
00:08:41
Play 18 18 - The Gold-bearded Man Terra Mendoza
00:20:43
Play 19 19 - Tritill, Litill, and the Birds Terra Mendoza
00:15:10
Play 20 20 - The Three Robes sherlock85
00:17:27
Play 21 21 - The Six Hungry Beasts Mary-Beth Blackburn
00:15:27
Play 22 22 - How the Beggar Boy turned into Count Piro Patrick Reinhart
00:15:31
Play 23 23 - The Rogue and the Herdsman Tim Ferreira
00:13:17
Play 24 24 - Eisenkopf Mary-Beth Blackburn
00:16:07
Play 25 25 - The Death of Abu Nowas and of his Wife Imagine
00:11:15
Play 26 26 - Motikatika Tim Ferreira
00:06:51
Play 27 27 - Niels and the Giants Patrick Reinhart
00:22:43
Play 28 28 - Shepherd Paul Patrick Reinhart
00:15:11
Play 29 29 - How the wicked Tanuki was punished Elli
00:05:47
Play 30 30 - The Crab and the Monkey breezyweezy
00:06:20
Play 31 31 - The Horse Gullfaxi and the Sword Gunnfoder Jefferson Montoya
00:19:15
Play 32 32 - The Story of the Sham Prince, or the Ambitious Tailor Patrick Reinhart
00:34:09
Play 33 33 - The Colony of Cats Jenny Lundak
00:20:25
Play 34 34 - How to find out a True Friend Tim Ferreira
00:14:02
Play 35 35 - Clever Maria Maria Therese
00:08:35
Play 36 36 - The Magic Kettle Jenny Lundak
00:09:05