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The Grey Fairy Book

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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)

(9 hr 51 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface

1:35

Read by Maria Therese

01 - Donkey Skin

26:26

Read by Linda Lee Paquet

02 - The Goblin Pony

4:42

Read by Gesine

03 - An Impossible Enchantment

30:17

Read by Bellona Times

04 - The Story Of Dschemil and Dschemila

34:21

Read by om123

05 - Janni and the Draken

10:50

Read by Joseph Lawler

06 - The Partnership of the Thief and the Liar

12:10

Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA

07 - Fortunatus and His Purse

13:16

Read by A. J. Carroll

08 - The Goat-faced Girl

12:50

Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA

09 - What Came of Picking Flowers

11:30

Read by Sean Randall

10 - The Story of Bensurdatu

17:50

Read by Sofia Otero

11 - The Magician's Horse

18:07

Read by Lynne Handler

12 - The Little Gray Man

8:09

Read by Elizabeth Zaranka

13 - Herr Lazarus and the Draken

6:50

Read by Claudia Wilson

14 - The Story of the Queen of the Flowery Isles

17:14

Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA

15 - Udea and Her Seven Brothers

20:42

Read by Bellona Times

16 - The White Wolf

14:59

Read by Mary Herndon Bell

17 - Mohammed with the Magic Finger

31:18

Read by ashleyspence

18 - Bobino

11:18

Read by om123

19 - The Dog and the Sparrow

9:26

Read by Bellona Times

20 - The Story of the Three Sons of Hali

50:51

Read by Caeliveres

21 - The Story of the Fair Circassians

29:36

Read by Amy Hengst

22 - The Jackal and the Spring

6:25

Read by Sweetlilbirdy

23 - The Bear

12:26

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

24 - The Sunchild

8:56

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

25 - The Daughter Of Buk Ettemsuch

18:41

Read by Kalynda

26 - Laughing Eye and Weeping Eye, or the Limping Fox

8:49

Read by alwpoe

27 - The Unlooked-for Prince

17:09

Read by Lynne Handler

28 - The Simpleton

11:22

Read by Elliott Miller

29 - The Street Musicians

8:41

Read by Elliott Miller

30 - The Twin Brothers

17:28

Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA

31 - Cannetella

14:29

Read by Elliott Miller

32 - The Ogre

15:26

Read by Elliott Miller

33 - A Fairy's Blunder

27:30

Read by Phil Chenevert

34 - Long, Broad, and Quickeye

19:28

Read by Michaela O'Connor

35 - Prunella

10:47

Read by Melanie Hughes

Bewertungen

best of the best

(4,5 Sterne)

Mrs. Lang and Andrew Lang are awesome and so is E. Nesbit

awesome stories

(5 Sterne)

loved this book.great readers