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English Fairy Tales (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)


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From A Christmas Carol and Peter Pan to Little Women and The Three Musketeers, the best of childrens fiction and poetry in enduring hardcover editions with colorful cloth sewn bindings and charming illustrationsmany in full color.

This set includes one each of the following titles:

A Apple Pie and Traditional Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by Kate Greenaway

The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green

Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear

A Childs Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

Don Quixote of the Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes

English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children

Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse

Fables by Aeseop

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm

Jack the Giant Killer by Richard Doyle

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green

The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter

Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories by Charles Perrault

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Mother Gooses Nursery Rhymes

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

Ride a Cock-horse and Other Rhymes and Stories Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Russian Fairy Tales by Gillian Avery

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Everymans Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everymans Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.


A collection of more than eighty traditional stories that recount the adventures of giants, witches, princes, princesses, and animals.


A collection of 87 classic English fairy tales, with black-and-white illustrations throughout by John Batten.

About the Author

Born in Australia in 1854, Joseph Jacobs spent most of his adult life in England where he became, with Andrew Lang, a prominent member of the English Folk Lore Society founded in 1878. He spent ten years collecting from storytellers or printed sources the fairy tales that were first published in two volumes in 1890 and 1894 and now appear here in one Everymans Library volume. Jacobs was a cheerful man, with a down-to-earth attitude towards fairy tales, which he regarded as “essentially colloquial” rather than romantic. Though his approach to collecting and recording material was scholarly, his telling of the tales was deliberately directed at young listeners, and he tried them out on his own three children. He died in 1916.

Table of Contents

Tom Tit Tot — The three sillies — The rose-tree — The old woman and her pig — How Jack went to seek his fortune — Mr. Vinegar — Nix nought nothing — Jack Hannaford — Binnorie — Mouse and mouser — Cap o' rushes — Teeny-tiny — Jack and the beanstalk — The story of the three little pigs — The master and his pupil — Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse — Jack and his golden snuff-box — The story of the three bears — Jack the giant killer — Henny-Penny — Childe Rowland — Molly Whuppie — The red ettin — The golden arm — The history of Tom Thumb — Mr. Fox — Lazy Jack — Johnny-Cake.

Product Details

Jacobs, Joseph
Batten, John
Jacobs, Joseph
Everyman's Library
Jacobs, Joseph
Everyman's Library
New York :
Fairy Tales & Folklore - European
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country/Ethnic-General
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Fairy tales
Folklore -- England.
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Children s-General
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
Series Volume:
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8.38x6.32x1.05 in. 1.42 lbs.
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