The Green Fairy Book

Andrew LANG (1844 - 1912)

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had collected them originally (with the notable exception of Madame d'Aulnoy), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and telling of the actual stories.

"The irony of Lang's life and work is that although he wrote for a profession—literary criticism; fiction; poems; books and articles on anthropology, mythology, history, and travel ... he is best recognized for the works he did not write."[1] Many of the books were illustrated by Henry J. Ford, Lancelot Speed, and G. P. Jacomb-Hood also contributed some illustrations.

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Group: Andrew Lang's Fairy Books

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Introduction Aubrey Anne
00:06:15
Play 01 01 - The Blue Bird Part 1 Vsilverlining
00:26:51
Play 02 02 - The Blue Bird Part 2 Vsilverlining
00:24:06
Play 03 03 - The Half-Chick Maria Therese
00:08:26
Play 04 04 - The Story of Caliph Stork Matthew Reece
00:21:29
Play 05 05 - The Enchanted Watch jedopi
00:11:18
Play 06 06 - Rosanella Aubrey Anne
00:13:06
Play 07 07 - Sylvain and Jocosa frankcvo
00:11:39
Play 08 08 - Fairy Gifts jedopi
00:09:24
Play 09 09 - Prince Narcissus and the Princess Potentilla JimOCR
00:37:16
Play 10 10 - Prince Featherhead and the Princess Celandine Natalie
00:33:26
Play 11 11 - The Three Little Pigs Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:10:36
Play 12 12 - Heart of Ice Part 1 JimOCR
00:22:47
Play 13 13 - Heart of Ice Part 2 JimOCR
00:20:51
Play 14 14 - Heart of Ice Part 3 JimOCR
00:29:35
Play 15 15 - The Enchanted Ring jedopi
00:16:51
Play 16 16 - The Snuff-box Mark F. Smith
00:11:05
Play 17 17 - The Golden Blackbird Mark F. Smith
00:11:13
Play 18 18 - The Little Soldier JimOCR
00:38:37
Play 19 19 - The Magic Swan Maria Therese
00:08:29
Play 20 20 - The Dirty Shepherdess Maria Therese
00:07:42
Play 21 21 - The Enchanted Snake Kalynda
00:15:14
Play 22 22 - The Biter Bit Michael Deng
00:14:03
Play 23 23 - King Kojata Joseph Lawler
00:30:42
Play 24 24 - Prince Fickle and Fair Helena ashleighjane
00:09:56
Play 25 25 - Puddocky Aubrey Anne
00:13:46
Play 26 26 - The Story of Hok Lee and the Dwarfs Aubrey Anne
00:10:34
Play 27 27 - The Story of the Three Bears Maria Therese
00:07:36
Play 28 28 - Prince Vivien and the Princess Placida Part 1 Aubrey Anne
00:27:20
Play 29 29 - Prince Vivien and the Princess Placida Part 2 Aubrey Anne
00:24:27
Play 30 30 - Little One-eye, Little Two-eyes, and Little Three-eyes Michael Deng
00:14:28
Play 31 31 - Jorinde and Joringel Maria Therese
00:05:54
Play 32 32 - Allerleirauh; or, the Many-furred Creature Sherlockian
00:12:27
Play 33 33 - The Twelve Huntsmen Elli
00:06:02
Play 34 34 - Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle Maria Therese
00:06:19
Play 35 35 - The Crystal Coffin Michaela O'Connor
00:11:52
Play 36 36 - The Three Snake-leaves Bellona Times
00:09:09
Play 37 37 - The Riddle JimOCR
00:09:01
Play 38 38 - Jack my Hedgehog Michael Deng
00:10:43
Play 39 39 - The Golden Lads Bellona Times
00:13:34
Play 40 40 - The White Snake JimOCR
00:11:52
Play 41 41 - The Story of a Clever Tailor Aubrey Anne
00:08:09
Play 42 42 - The Golden Mermaid Elizabeth Zaranka
00:20:11
Play 43 43 - The War of the Wolf and the Fox ashleighjane
00:07:26
Play 44 44 - The Story of the Fisherman and his Wife Elizabeth Zaranka
00:19:24
Play 45 45 - The Three Musicians Susanna
00:14:54
Play 46 46 - The Three Dogs jedopi
00:11:06