The Grey Fairy Book

Andrew LANG (1844 - 1912)

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)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Group: Andrew Lang's Fairy Books

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Maria Therese
00:01:35
Play 01 01 - Donkey Skin Linda Lee Paquet
00:26:26
Play 02 02 - The Goblin Pony Gesine
00:04:42
Play 03 03 - An Impossible Enchantment Bellona Times
00:30:17
Play 04 04 - The Story Of Dschemil and Dschemila om123
00:34:21
Play 05 05 - Janni and the Draken Joseph Lawler
00:10:50
Play 06 06 - The Partnership of the Thief and the Liar Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:12:10
Play 07 07 - Fortunatus and His Purse A. J. Carroll
00:13:16
Play 08 08 - The Goat-faced Girl Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:12:50
Play 09 09 - What Came of Picking Flowers Sean Randall
00:11:30
Play 10 10 - The Story of Bensurdatu Sofia Otero
00:17:50
Play 11 11 - The Magician's Horse Lynne Handler
00:18:07
Play 12 12 - The Little Gray Man Elizabeth Zaranka
00:08:09
Play 13 13 - Herr Lazarus and the Draken Claudia Wilson
00:06:50
Play 14 14 - The Story of the Queen of the Flowery Isles Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:17:14
Play 15 15 - Udea and Her Seven Brothers Bellona Times
00:20:42
Play 16 16 - The White Wolf Mary Herndon Bell
00:14:59
Play 17 17 - Mohammed with the Magic Finger ashleyspence
00:31:18
Play 18 18 - Bobino om123
00:11:18
Play 19 19 - The Dog and the Sparrow Bellona Times
00:09:26
Play 20 20 - The Story of the Three Sons of Hali Caeliveres
00:50:51
Play 21 21 - The Story of the Fair Circassians Amy Hengst
00:29:36
Play 22 22 - The Jackal and the Spring Sweetlilbirdy
00:06:25
Play 23 23 - The Bear Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:12:26
Play 24 24 - The Sunchild Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
00:08:56
Play 25 25 - The Daughter Of Buk Ettemsuch Kalynda
00:18:41
Play 26 26 - Laughing Eye and Weeping Eye, or the Limping Fox alwpoe
00:08:49
Play 27 27 - The Unlooked-for Prince Lynne Handler
00:17:09
Play 28 28 - The Simpleton Elliott Miller
00:11:22
Play 29 29 - The Street Musicians Elliott Miller
00:08:41
Play 30 30 - The Twin Brothers Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:17:28
Play 31 31 - Cannetella Elliott Miller
00:14:29
Play 32 32 - The Ogre Elliott Miller
00:15:26
Play 33 33 - A Fairy's Blunder Phil Chenevert
00:27:30
Play 34 34 - Long, Broad, and Quickeye Michaela O'Connor
00:19:28
Play 35 35 - Prunella Melanie Hughes
00:10:47