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While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself. Homer's epic poems, The Iliad and T...

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One of the more famous English versions of Homer's Iliad, Andrew Lang collaborated with Ernest Myers and Walter Leaf for this prose translation. It is well known for its charming archaic style.­The Iliad is an epic ancient Greek poem set during the Trojan War and tells the tale of the arguments between King Agamemnon and the Hero Achilles.

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The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-­year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.

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Andrew Lang's Fairy Books ? also known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colors ? are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales, published between 1889 and 1910. Each volume is distinguished by its own color. In all, 437 tales from a broad range of cultures and countries are presented. Stories in this volume include : The King of the Waterfalls, The Escape of the Mouse, The Brown Bear of Norway and The Lady of the Fountain. Andrew Lang (1844?­1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, and literary critic. Although he did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had collected them originally ? with the notable exception of Madame d'Aulnoy ? made the collections immensely influential. Lang gave many of the tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating . . .

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pubOne.­info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. Once upon a time in a certain country there lived a king whose palace was surrounded by a spacious garden. But, though the gardeners were many and the soil was good, this garden yielded neither flowers nor fruits, not even grass or shady trees.

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The Editor thinks that children will readily forgive him for publishing another Fairy Book. We have had the Blue, the Red, the Green, and here is the Yellow. If children are pleased, and they are so kind as to say that they are pleased, the Editor does not care very much for what other people may say.

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pubOne.­info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. TO MASTER BILLY TREMAYNE MILES A PROFOUND STUDENT YET AN AMIABLE CRITIC

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pubOne.­info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. All people in the world tell nursery tales to their children. The Japanese tell them, the Chinese, the Red Indians by their camp fires, the Eskimo in their dark dirty winter huts. The Kaffirs of South Africa tell them, and the modern Greeks, just as the old Egyptians did, when Moses had not been many years rescued out of the bulrushes. The Germans, French, Spanish, Italians, Danes, Highlanders tell them also, and the stories are apt to be like each other everywhere. A child who has read the Blue and Red and Yellow Fairy Books will find some old friends with new faces in the Pink Fairy Book, if he examines and compares. But the Japanese tales will probably be new to the young student; the Tanuki is a creature whose acquaintance he may not have made before. He may remark that Andersen wants to 'point a moral,­' as well as to 'adorn a tale; ' that he is trying to make fun of the follies of . . .

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