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Fairy Tales From Many Lands

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Published (first published 1916)
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Megan
Jan 03, 2016 Megan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"Fairy Tales from Many Lands" with illustrations by Arthur Rackham is not a book I'd recommend. I saw many lackluster reviews when I started reading it and figured the reviewers were being harsh- how can you harshly judge fairy tales after all. But this book, these stories....just not good.

The forward in the book discusses Arthur Rackham's illustrations but the highlight isn't on the illustration. The forward also says the stories are pulled WW1 allies and illustrates each countries' characteri
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Jaimie
Jan 24, 2014 Jaimie rated it liked it
Knowing that this collection was formerly titled the Allies' Fariy Tale Book, and published during the Great War, gives the stores within a whole new context. Missing are any Grimms Brothers' tales, arguably the most well knownof hte faerytale storytellers of Europe, due to the fact that their stories are German and therefore anathema. Instead we are treated to rare stories from Serbian, Portugeuse, and Belgian backgrounds - all countries on the Allied side of the war. More surprising are the ...more
Julie
Jun 07, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of course, I loved the illustrations! The stories were a great mix and included some I had never heard before, which was a treat.
J.cuevas
Sep 21, 2012 J.cuevas rated it it was ok
The stories are interesting, they aren't thye happy-go-lucky disney kind and not as dark as I would have liked them. I loved the plots!
K T
May 12, 2009 K T rated it liked it
Shelves: own-it
The illustrations were sparse but the stories were intriguingly bizarre.
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Artifice Magazine
Apr 18, 2009 Artifice Magazine rated it liked it
Shelves: rebekah
Pictures = so creepy.
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May 27, 2012 R. rated it liked it
Pictures = so creepy.
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Some stories I'd not run into before, here. Utterly charming artwork, too.
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Arthur Rackham was born in London as one of 12 children. At the age of 18, he worked as a clerk at the Westminster Fire Office and began studying part-time at the Lambeth School of Art.

In 1892, he quit his job and started working for The Westminster Budget as a reporter and illustrator. His first book illustrations were published in 1893 in To the Other Side by Thomas Rhodes, but his first serious
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