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The Chinese Fairy Book

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Publisher Comments:

Abundant with imperiled princesses, sorcerers both kind and evil, anthropomorphic animals, otherworldly ghosts, and more engaging characters, this captivating collection of yarns from ancient China offers 73 spellbinding stories. Glowing with timeless myths and legends, the tales have been carefully arranged as "Nursery Fairy Tales," "Legends of the Gods," "Tales of Saints and Magicians," "Nature and Animal Tales," "Ghost Stories," "Historic Legends," and "Literary Fairy Tales."

Selected from original Far Eastern sources and presented here in modern translations by Frederick H. Martens, these magical narratives will strike familiar chords with all readers . . . yet they remain uniquely Chinese, and simply wonderful!

Synopsis:

These 73 fairy tales have a distinctive Far Eastern glow about them. Some, such as "The Lady of the Moon," are exquisitely poetic. Others, like "The Kindly Magician," are filled with black magic.

Synopsis:

These 73 fairy tales have a distinctive Far Eastern glow about them. Some, such as "The Lady of the Moon," are exquisitely poetic. Others, like "The Kindly Magician," are filled with black magic.

Table of Contents

Preface

NURSERY FAIRY TALES

I. Women's Words Part Flesh and Blood

II. The Three Rhymsters

III. How Greed for a Trifling Thing Led a Man to Lose a Great One

IV. Who Was the Sinner?

V. The Magic Cask

VI. The Favorite of Fortune and the Child of Ill Luck

VII. The Bird with Nine Heads

VIII. The Cave of the Beasts

IX. The Panther

X. The Great Flood

XI. The Fox and the Tiger

XII. The Tiger's Decoy

XIII. The Fox and the Raven

XIV. Why Dog and Cat are Enemies

LEGENDS OF THE GODS

XV. How the Five Ancients Became Men

XVI. The Herd Boy and the Weaving Maiden

XVII. Yang Oerlang

XVIII. Notscha

XIX. The Lady of the Moon

XX. The Morning and the Evening Star

XXI. The Girl with the Horse's Head or the Silkworm Goddess

XXII. The Queen of Heaven

XXIII. The Fire-God

XXIV. The Three Ruling Gods

XXV. A Legend of Confucius

XXVI. The God of War

TALES OF SAINTS AND MAGICIANS

XXVII. The Halos of the Saints

XXVIII. Laotsze

XXIX. The Ancient Man

XXX. The Eight Immortals (I)

XXXI. The Eight Immortals (II)

XXXII. The Two Scholars

XXXIII. The Miserly Farmer

XXXIV. Sky O'Dawn

XXXV. King Mu of Dschou

XXXVI. The King of Huai Nan

XXXVII. Old Dschang

XXXVIII. The Kindly Magician

NATURE AND ANIMAL TALES

XXXIX. The Flower-Elves

XL. The Spirit of the Wu-Lian Mountain

XLI. The King of the Ants

XLII. The Little Hunting Dog

XLIII. The Dragon After His Winter Sleep

XLIV. The Spirits of the Yellow River

XLV. The Dragon-Princess

XLVI. Help in Need

XLVII. The Disowned Princess

XLVIII. Fox-Fire

GHOST STORIES

XLIX. The Talking Silver Foxes

L. The Constable

LI. The Dangerous Reward

LII. Retribution

LIII. The Ghost Who Was Foiled

LIV. The Punishment of Greed

LV. The Night on the Battlefield

LVI. The Kingdom of the Ogres

LVII. The Maiden Who Was Stolen Away

LVIII. The Flying Ogre

LIX. Black Arts

HISTORIC LEGENDS

LX. The Sorcerer of the White Lotus Lodge

LXI. The Three Evils

LXII. How Three Heroes Came By Their Deaths Because of Two Peaches

LXIII. How the River-God's Wedding Was Broken Off

LXIV. Dschang Liang

LXV. Old Dragonbeard

LXVI. How Molo Stole the Lovely Rose-Red

LXVII. The Golden Canister

LXVIII. Yang Gui Fe

LXIX. The Monk of the Yangtze-Kiang

LITERARY FAIRY TALES

LXX. The Heartless Husband

LXXI. Giauna the Beautiful

LXXII. The Frog Princess

LXXIII. Rose of Evening

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486454351
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Translator:
Martens, Frederick Herman
Translator:
Martens, Frederick H.
Illustrator:
Hood, George W.
Editor:
Wilhelm, Richard
Editor:
Wilhelm, R.
Author:
Hood, George W.
Author:
Wilhelm, Richard
Author:
Martens, Frederick H.
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Asian
Subject:
Folklore -- China.
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Children's Classics
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 color
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.55 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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These 73 fairy tales have a distinctive Far Eastern glow about them. Some, such as "The Lady of the Moon," are exquisitely poetic. Others, like "The Kindly Magician," are filled with black magic.
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These 73 fairy tales have a distinctive Far Eastern glow about them. Some, such as "The Lady of the Moon," are exquisitely poetic. Others, like "The Kindly Magician," are filled with black magic.
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