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Most people know the story of Rapunzel, the beautiful princess locked n a tower and rescued by a prince who climbed up her long hair to reach and save her. 139 more words

Bits And Pieces

Intermediary: Books!

My copies of the complete Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books, Beowulf, and Arabian Nights have arrived – I haven’t decided which to start reading first.


The Arabian Nights Entertainments - by Andrew Lang

The stories contained in this “store house of ingenious fiction” initiate a pattern of literary reference and influence which today remains as powerful and intense as it was throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 83 more words


“He used statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts; for support rather than illumination.” – Andrew Lang

Every day she drove the cattle to pasture, and all the time she thought of nothing but her faithless bridegroom.  She was very devoted to a certain little calf in the herd, and made a great pet of it, feeding it out of her own hands.  

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Red Fairy Book

We all judge books by their covers, whether we realize it or not. If we didn’t, why else would cover art exist? I don’t know about you, but part of the appeal of books for me is their appearance. 241 more words


"The Three Dogs."

This was my favorite fairy tale — indeed, the only one I remember — as a boy.  (I had a strong preference for the adventure stories in the old paperbacks lying around.) 1,787 more words