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ANDRE NORTON LORD DUNSANY POUL ANDERSON JESSICA AMANDA SALMONSON THOMAS BURNETT SWANN JAMES HOGG LAFCADIO HEARN RICHARD McKENNA MARY E. WILKINS PHILIP K. DICK HENRY SLESAR HERMINIE TEMPLETON H. C. BAILEY JOHANN LUDWIG TIECK JOHN BUCHAN ROBERT F. YOUNG ISAAC ASIMOV

Faeries-legends about them abound throughout the world. They are evil creatures conjured up to frigh

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paperback, 376 pages
Published December 5th 2000 by Barnes & Noble Books (first published October 1st 1991)
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Courtney
1) Introduction: Fairyland; Asimov, Isaac
2) How the Fairies Came to Ireland; Templeton, Herminie
3) The Manor of Roses; Swann, Thomas Burnett
4) The Fairy Prince; Bailey, H.C.
5) The Ugly Unicorn; Salmonson, Jessica Amanda
6) The Brownie of the Black Haggs; Hogg, James
7) The Dream of Akinosuke; Hearn, Lafadio
8) Elfinland; Tieck, Johann Ludwig
9) Darby O'Gill and the Good People; Templeton, Herminie
10) No Man's Land; Buchan, John
11) The Prism; Wilkins, Mary E.
12) The Kith of the Elf-Folk; Dunsany, Lor
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Allyson
Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy Series has always been a part of my life. My mother, who was a devoted SF fan when I was a child, had several of these around the house and those were my intro to other, longer works like Tolkien and Peake. This particular volume, Faeries, has some great stories, and even though the prose style is no longer modern as we read them in the 21st century, they are still great yarns that hold up well. One story in particular, having to do with aboriginal inhabitants ...more
Isabel (kittiwake)
When you came right down to it, you had to be modern. Why, Marianne wouldn't even have seen him, to say nothing of hearing what he'd had to say, if he'd worn his traditional clothing, used his own name and employed his normal means of locomotion. Twentieth-century humans were just as imaginative as eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century humans: they believed in creatures from black lagoons and monsters from 20,000 fathoms and flying saucers and beings from outer space -
But they didn't believe
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Jack
This is an interesting collection of "Faerie Tales" from around the world by various famous authors. You get tales from the likes of Herminie Templeton giving us a couple excerpts of "Darby O'Gill & The Little People", as well as talkes from the likes of James Hogg, Jessica Amanda Salmonson (giving us a Chinese one that my girls liked), Andre Norton, Phillip K. Dick and Poul Anderson.

While this is a good addition to your "bedtime stories" collection for children, it's a good adult read as we
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Dexter
Like all anthologies, it had great stories, and it had not so great stories. Highlights are: "The Ugly Unicorn" by Jessica Amanda Salmonson; "The Kith Of The Elf-Folk" by Lord Dunsany; "Flying Pan" by Robert F. Young; and "Kid Stuff" by Isaac Asimov himself.
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Mars
I've managed to get about a third of the way through before getting bored and wandering away. The stories are mostly predictable, mostly pointless (the primary lesson in them being, of course, "stay the #$%@#$ away from fairies!"), and about half of the ones I've seen are terrible even by the standards of fairy tales.

Amy Hirschman
Some stories were a slow read, while others were a bit more intriguing. I'm up for more stories actually written by Asimov and also more faerie tales.
Roxanne
If you are a person that likes a mixture of modern and some older fairy tales this a good book to start with. One of my favorites was the Ugly Unicorn.
Betty
I found this book really entertaining, with interesting use of period language in some, and a varied background for the stories.
Jenn
Anthology of short stories about fairies - most are rather meh, IMHO but a very few are pretty good.
bluetyson
Faeries: Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy by Isaac Asimov (1991)
Erinn
Jan 07, 2009 Erinn rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Tinker Ramone
Shelves: fantasy
An excellent collection of short stories.
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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