Children's Classic Tales

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Wordsworth Editions, 2004 - Fairy tales - 912 pages
Tales from Shakespeare, written by Charles and Mary Lamb as an 'introduction to the study of Shakespeare', are much more entertaining than that. All of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, comic and tragic, are retold in a clear and robust style. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.Tales from King Arthur, edited by Andrew Lang, takes the reader into the romantic world of the gallant Knights of the Round Table. It tells of their brave and chivalrous deeds, fair maidens, the quest for the Holy Grail, and the tragic love of King Arthur for Guinevere. The most potent of the mist-enshrouded tales of adventure passed down from pre-recorded history, the Arthurian legends have as much appeal today as they did in the days of the troubadors.Tales from the Arabian Nights, also edited by Andrew Lang, tells of the beautiful Scheherazade. Her husband has threatened to kill her, so each night she diverts him with tales of fantastic adventure, leaving each story unfinished so that he spares her life to hear the ending on the morrow. Illustrated by H.J Ford, the tales include ''Aladdin', 'The Enchanted Horse', 'Sinbad the Sailor' and the great Caliph of Bagdad, Haroun-al-Raschid.Tales of Troy and Greece allow Andrew Lang to draw on his classical knowledge to retell the Homeric legend of the wars between the Greeks and the Trojans. Paris, the lovely Helen of Troy, Achilles, Hector, Ulysses, the Amazons and the famous Wooden Horse all feature in this magical introduction to one of the greatest legends ever told.
 

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Contents

Tales from Shakespeare
13
2OO Twelfth Night
31
I47 Alls Well that Ends Well
39
I2O King Lear
63
Ioſ Cymbeline
93
8o The Two Gentlemen of Verona
118
5I Much Ado about Nothing
147
A Midsummer Nights Dream
159
The Story of the Third Calender Son of a King
376
The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor
391
The Second Voyage of Sindbad
505
The Drawing of the Sword
651
The Sword Excalibur
659
How the Round Table Began
668
How Morgan le Fay Tried to Kill King Arthur
674
The Quest of the Holy Grail
698

EDITED BY ANDREW LANG
291
The Tempest
295
The Story of the Merchant and the Genius
302
The Story of the Second Old Man and of
311
The Story of the Greek King and the Physician Douban
319
The Story of the Young King of the Black Isles
334
The Story of the Second Calender Son of a King
355
The Story of the Envious Man and of Him
363
The Fight for the Queen
723
The Fair Maid of Astolat
732
ANDREW LANG
774
THIRTEEN How Ulysses Invented the Device of
877
ONE The Slaying of Agamemnon and the Sorrows
885
TWO The Enchantress Circe the Land of the Dead
892
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