Andrew Lang's fairy tales

Andrew Lang's fairy tales

Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 - 20 July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, and literary critic. Born in Selkirk, Lang was the oldest among eight siblings. After graduating, he began to publish his works, showing he was a gifted journalist, poet, and writer.

Andrew Lang is best known as one of the most important collectors of folk and fairy tales. The fairy tale books he edited contain stories from around the world, collected from various sources, and translated mainly by his wife and other enthusiasts.

Andrew Lang's fairy tales

The first of a collection, gathered by Andrew Lang from various sources, contains 37 stories


1.The Bronze Ring

2.Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess

3.East of the Sun and West of the Moon

4.The Yellow Dwarf

5.Little Red Riding Hood

6.The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood

7.Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper

8.Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

9.The Tale of a Youth Who Set Out to Learn what Fear Was


11.Beauty and the Beast

12.The Master-Maid

13.Why the Sea is Salt

14.The Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots

15.Felicia and the Pot of Pinks

16.The White Cat

17.The Water-Lily. The Gold-Spinners

18.The Terrible Head

19.The Story of Pretty Goldilocks

20.The History of Whittington

21.The Wonderful Sheep

22.Little Thumb

23.The Forty Thieves

24.Hansel and Grettel

25.Snow-White and Rose-Red

26.The Goose-Girl

27.Toads and Diamonds

28.Prince Darling

29.Blue Beard

30.Trusty John

31.The Brave Little Tailor

32.A Voyage to Lilliput

33.The Princess on the Glass Hill

34.The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou

35.The History of Jack the Giant-Killer

36.The Black Bull of Norroway

37.The Red Etin

Andrew Lang's fairy tales

The second collection contains 35 fairy tales.


1.The Twelve Dancing Princesses

2.The Princess Mayblossom

3.Soria Moria Castle

4.The Black Thief and Knight of the Glen

5.The Master Thief

6.Brother and Sister

7.Princess Rosette

8.The Enchanted Pig

9.The Wonderful Birch

10.Jack and the Beanstalk

11.The Little Good Mouse

12.Graciosa and Percinet

13.The Three Princesses of Whiteland

14.The Voice of Death

15.The Six Sillies

16.Kari Woodengown


18.The Ratcatcher

19.The True History of Little Golden Hood

20.The Golden Branch

21.The Three Dwarfs


23.The Enchanted Canary

24.The Twelve Brothers


26.The Nettle Spinner

27.Farmer Weatherbeard

28.Mother Holle


30.Bushy Bride


32.The Golden Goose

33.The Seven Foals

34.The Marvellous Musician

35.The Story of Sigurd

Andrew Lang's fairy tales

The next collection contains 39 fairy tales.


1.The Blue Bird

2.The Half-Chick

3.The Story of Caliph Stork


5.Sylvain and Jocosa

6.Fairy Gifts

7.Prince Narcissus and the Princess Potentilla

8.Prince Featherhead and the Princess Celandine

9.The Three Little Pigs

10.Heart of Ice

11.The Enchanted Ring

12.The Snuff-Box

13.The Golden Blackbird

14.The Little Soldier

15.The Magic Swan

16.The Dirty Shepherdess

17.The Enchanted Snake

18.The Biter Bit

19.Prince Fickle and Fair Helena


21.The Story of Hok Lee and the Dwarfs

22.Prince Vivien and the Princess Placida

23.Little One-Eye, Little Two-Eyes, and Little Three-Eyes

24.Jorinde and Joringel

25.Allerleirauh; or, the Many-Furred Creature

26.The Twelve Huntsmen

27.Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle

28.The Crystal Coffin

29.The Three Snake-Leaves

30.The Riddle

31.Jack My Hedgehog

32.The Golden Lads

33.The White Snake

34.The Story of a Clever Tailor

35.The Golden Mermaid

36.The War of the Wolf and the Fox

37.The Story of the Fisherman and His Wife

38.The Three Musicians

39.The Three Dogs