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The Red Fairy Book

  [english | ]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... wood near the palace. This was accordingly done, and the nurses, after they had made their curtsey to the King and Queen, ranged themselves in a line ...... without breaking.? Halvor followed this, and when evening drew near he saw a big castle far away in the distance, and there were lights in it.? So as ...... fly, Marya Morevna!??? ???Ah, Prince Ivan! he will catch us.??? ???...]
Genres: [fantasy | young readers | audiobookDownloads: 489

The Gold Of Fairnilee

  [english | ]  

Andrew Lang


Excerpts: [... in the windows, and all the doors are open. They were open in the days of Randal's father-nearly four hundred years have passed since then-and everyone ...... of a man stretched on a shield. It was Randal's father. He had been slain at Flodden, fighting for the king. An arrow had gone through his brain, ...... seized, by a sudden attack in the night, and were driven away through ...]
Genres: [fantasy | short story collectionDownloads: 152

Aladdin And The Magic Lamp

  [english | ]  

Anonymous


Summary: [good]
Genres: [fantasy | young readers | short story collectionDownloads: 309

Beauty And The Beast

  [english | ]  

Anonymous


Summary: [Beauty and the Beast is a traditional fairy tale. The first published version of the fairy tale was a rendition by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve published in La jeune americaine et les contes marins in 1740. The best-known written version was an abridgement of her work published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont in Magasin des enfants ou dialogues entre une sage gouvernante ...]
Genres: [young readers | fantasy | romanceDownloads: 103

Celtic Fairy Tales

  [english | ]  

Anonymous


Summary: [Notes and references: p. 237-267.]
Genres: [fantasyDownloads: 419

The Greylock

  [english | ]  

Georg Ebers


Summary: [The elixir.--The Greylock a fairy tale.--The nuts a Christmas story.]
Genres: [fiction and literature | fantasyDownloads: 445

Cross Purposes And The Shadows

  [english | ]  

George Macdonald


Summary: [George MacDonald (10 December 1824 ? 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author poet and Christian minister. Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels George MacDonald inspired many authors such as W. H. Auden J. R. R. Tolkien C. S. Lewis E. Nesbit and Madeleine LEngle. It was C.S. Lewis who wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his master: Picking up a copy of Phantastes one ...]
Genres: [fantasy | audiobookDownloads: 345

The Light Princess

  [english | ]  

George Macdonald


Summary: [The Light Princess is a fairy tale by George MacDonald. It was published in 1864.]
Genres: [fantasy | audiobook | short story collectionDownloads: 446

Rasselas Prince Of Abyssinia

  [english | 1759]  

Samuel Johnson


Summary: [Rasselas prince of Abyssinia (or Ethiopia) grows dissatisfied with the unceasing pleasures of his utopian home in the Happy Valley. According to Ethiopian tradition the children of royalty were confined to an edenic valley secluded from the harsh realities of the outside world. Rather than being seen as a paradise by Rasselas Happy Valley is instead considered to be a prison harboring boredom and ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasyDownloads: 318

Life And Perambulations Of A Mouse

  [english | 1784]  

Dorothy Kilner


Summary: [Dorothy Kilner (pseudonyms M. P. and Mary Pelham 1755?1836) was a prolific English writer of childrens books during the late eighteenth century.]
Genres: [young readers | fantasy | fiction and literatureDownloads: 144

La Peau De Chagrin

  [french | 1831]  

Honore De Balzac


Summary: [Le jeune aristocrate Raphal de Valentin aprs avoir perdu toute sa fortune pour payer les dettes de son pre a lintention de se suicider. Il rentre par hasard chez un antiquaire o un vieil homme lui montre alors une peau de chagrin ayant le pouvoir dexaucer tous les vux de son propritaire : Si tu me possdes tu possderas tout mais ta vie mappartiendra .]
Genres: [fiction | fantasyDownloads: 125

The Thousand And Second Tale Of Scheherazade

  [english | 1845]  

Edgar Allan Poe


Excerpts: [... is depicted in the Arabian Nights and that the denouement there given, if not altogether inaccurate, as far as it goes, is at least to blame in ...... certain monarch having good cause to be jealous of his queen, not only puts her to death, but makes a vow, by his beard and the prophet, to espouse ...... interest of a story (about a rat and a black cat, I think) which she was ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | horrorDownloads: 136

The Domain Of Arnheim

  [english | 1846]  

Edgar Allan Poe


Excerpts: [... right In a large round, set with the flowers of light. The flowers de luce, and the round sparks of dew. That hung upon their azure leaves did shew Like ...... one of free exercise in the open air. The health, he said, attainable by other means is scarcely worth the name. He instanced the ecstasies of ...... amount of money might have been imagined to perform any one of a thousand ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | short storiesDownloads: 175

La Fee Des Greves

  [french | 1850]  

Paul Feval Pere


Summary: [En ce 15e sicle entre le Mont-Saint-Michel et celui de Tombelaine un brouillard blanchtre et cotonneux recouvre parfois la baie. Malheur limpudent gar dans cet univers de dsesprance. Le sable se drobe lentement sous ses pieds et lensevelit inexorablement. Les habitants des villages voisins paysans ou pcheurs de coques nvoquent pas sans frmir cette mort terrifiante dans les sables mouvants. Ils ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | fantasyDownloads: 95

Aurelia

  [french | 1855]  

Gerard De Nerval


Summary: [Aurelia by Anne Osterlund. An impressive debut equal parts commercial appeal and literary prowess. Princess Aurelia is next in line to rule the kingdom of Tyralt but she would rather be one of the common folk free to learn and roam and . . . not marry the next tyrannical prince that comes courting. Naturally the king wants Aurelia to marry for political power. Aurelia wants to marry for love. And ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | non-fictionDownloads: 459

The Hollow Land

  [english | 1856]  

William Morris


Summary: [v. 1. The defence of Guenevere The hollow land -- v. 2. The life and death of Jason -- v. 3. The earthly paradise I -- v. 4. The earthly paradise II -- v. 5. The earthly paradise III -- v. 6. The earthly paradise IV -- v. 7. Grettis saga Volsunga saga -- v. 8. Icelandic journals -- v 9. Love is enough Poems by the way -- v. 10. Three northern love stories The tale of Beowulf -- v. 11 The]
Genres: [fantasyDownloads: 244

Phantastes

  [english | 1858]  

George Macdonald


Summary: [Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women is a fantasy novel written by George MacDonald first published in London in 1858. It was later reprinted in paperback by Ballantine Books as the fourteenth volume of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in April 1970. The story centres on the character Anodos (pathless or ascent in Greek) and takes its inspiration from German Romanticism particularly ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasyDownloads: 303

Phantastes A Faerie Romance

  [english | 1858]  

George Macdonald


Summary: [21-year-old Anodos (pathless or ascent in Greek--both of which suit him) awakes one morning to find he has been transported to Fairy Land a magical land of bewildering loveliness inhabited by ethereal beings of great beauty and dark creatures of menace. Traveling through the land to find his way home Anodos pursues mysterious maidens discovers a hidden palace seemingly made for him and ponders ...]
Genres: [romance | audiobook | fantasyDownloads: 19

The Water Babies

  [english | 1863]  

Charles Kingsley


Summary: [The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a childrens novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862-1863 as a serial for Macmillans Magazine it was first published in its entirety in 1863. The book was extremely popular during its day and was a mainstay of childrens literature through the 1920s.The protagonist is Tom a young chimney sweep who falls into a river after encountering ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | juvenileDownloads: 81

Portent And Other Stories The

  [english | 1864]  

George Macdonald


Summary: [The Portent And Other Stories by George Macdonald. George MacDonald s classic work]
Genres: [fiction and literature | short story collection | fantasyDownloads: 96
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