Classics (106)

The Fairy Tales of Brothers Grimm & Andersen: 2 in 1 40th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9783836583275

Authors: The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen    Publisher: Taschen

More than 200 years ago, two brothers from Kassel, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, published the first volume of their collection of German folktales. Over time the st...


More than 200 years ago, two brothers from Kassel, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, published the first volume of their collection of German folktales. Over time the stories in their collection grew until finally they numbered 200 fairy tales and ten legends. What was initially an attempt to preserve German traditions for posterity is today the most widely read collection of stories after the Bible. From Snow White to Cinderella and Rapunzel to Rumpelstiltskin, the Brothers Grimm left behind a canon of fairy tales that have become classics of children's literature, part of the UNESCO world heritage, and an indispensable piece of our history and culture.Hans Christian Andersen's own life seemed to be out of a fairy tale-Charles Dickens was among his friends and admirers, and European princes held him in high regard. Through determination, talent, many a fortunate coincidence, and an exuberant imagination, he came out of impoverished circumstances to write himself into world literature. A fairytale kingdom without Andersen would be very impoverished itself and would have to do without characters such as the Snow Queen, the Princess and the Pea, Thumbelina or the Little Match Girl, but also many previously inanimate items which Andersen brought to life: silver shillings and darning needles, and especially his Steadfast Tin Soldier. The Grimms' and Andersen's tales have inspired generations of artists, and each fairy tale in this volume is colorfully interpreted by a famous illustrator: legends such as Kay Nielsen (a leading exponent of the Golden Age of Illustration that ended in the 1920s), the Arts and Crafts master Walter Crane, Arthur Rackham, and the Swiss commercial artist Herbert Leupin. Alongside are silhouettes from historical publications as well as new vignettes that were made especially for this edition, which dance across the pages in an intricate shadow play. Introductory essays, on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm as reflected in art and on Andersen as the heart and soul of the modern fairy tale, complement these flights of fancy, as do the short summaries on each fairy tale and artists' biographies.This double-sided book contains the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm on one side and Hans Christian Andersen's tales on the other, each with its own cover. The following fairy tales are included: The Brothers Grimm:The Frog Prince, The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, The Brave Little Tailor, Cinderella, Mother Holle, Little Red Riding Hood, The Bremen Town Musicians, The Shoemaker and the Elves, Tom Thumb's Travels, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, The Three Feathers, The Golden Goose, The Goose Girl, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Star Coins, The Hare and the Hedgehog, Puss 'n Boots Hans Christian Andersen:The Princess and the Pea, The Nightingale, The Swineherd, The Emperor's New Clothes, Twelve by Mail Coach, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Snow Queen, Ole Shut-Eye, The Ugly Duckling, Little Ida's Flowers, The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep, The Flying Trunk, The Little Match Girl, The Tinderbox


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2020


$58.00
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The Crystal Egg & Other Stories

ISBN: 9781840227390

Author: H G Wells    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

This volume contains a generous selection of the tales of H. G. Wells, some of them famous, some forgotten. They demonstrate his immense imaginative energy, his...


This volume contains a generous selection of the tales of H. G. Wells, some of them famous, some forgotten. They demonstrate his immense imaginative energy, his originality, his prophetic genius, and his mastery of a range embracing Gothic horror, social satire, lyrical reverie and Utopian fantasy. Here Wells predicts the use of the tank, the aeroplane, the parachute and the bathysphere; he depicts the arrival of monsters from the deep, and envisages the destruction of life on our planet. Nevertheless, in social comedy, Wells anticipates E. M. Forster. We also see why Wells proved to be a provocation and inspiration not only to numerous science-fiction writers but also to such eminent authors as Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges and William Golding. Entertaining, disturbing, astonishing and thought-provoking, these tales constitute a Wellsian cornucopia. Enjoy!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 480


Publication Date: 01-01-2017


Tags: February 2017   Classics
$7.99
The Time Machine & Other Works

ISBN: 9781840227383

Author: H G Wells    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Contains: The Time Machine, When the Sleeper Awakes and The Chronic Argonauts. With an Introduction and Notes by Laurence Davies, Honorary Senior Research Fello...


Contains: The Time Machine, When the Sleeper Awakes and The Chronic Argonauts. With an Introduction and Notes by Laurence Davies, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow In these 'scientific romances' H. G. Wells sees the present reflected in the future and the future in the present. His aim is to provoke rather than predict. The Sleeper falls into a trance, waking up two centuries later as the richest man in a world of new technologies, power-greedy leaders, sensual elites, and brutalised industrial slaves. Arriving in the year 802,701, the Time-Traveller finds that humanity has evolved into two drastically different species; going farther still, he witnesses the ultimate fate of the solar system. The Chronic Argonauts, the original version of The Time Machine, pits a scientist with daring views of time and space against superstitious villagers. In all three works Wells laces vivid adventure stories with the latest ideas in biology and physics.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Publication Date: 01-01-2017


Tags: February 2017   Classics
$7.99
Treasury of Fairy Tales

ISBN: 9781782701675

Author: Val Biro    Publisher: Award Publications

Discover the magical world of fairy tales with this enchanting volume of best-loved stories from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perraul...


Discover the magical world of fairy tales with this enchanting volume of best-loved stories from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault, all beautifully illustrated and retold by Val Biro. Ideal for sharing together, and to develop a love of storytelling and reading, this collection with captivate any reader.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


$29.99
Grimms Fairy Tales

ISBN: 9781841355054

Author: Val Biro    Publisher: Award Publications

This lavishly illustrated treasury contains eight of the classic fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, whose enchanting stories continue to delight child...


This lavishly illustrated treasury contains eight of the classic fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, whose enchanting stories continue to delight children of all ages. This collection includes: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs The Elves and the Shoemaker Hansel and Gretel ...and many more


Bind: hardback


Pages: 198


Dimensions: 206 x 270 mm


$29.99
Charles Perrault's Mother Goose Fairy Tales

ISBN: 9781841357270

Author: Val Biro    Publisher: Award Publications

A superb volume of favourite tales from Charles Perrault considered to be the father of the Fairy Tale genre! Retold and fabulously illustrated by Val Biro. Thi...


A superb volume of favourite tales from Charles Perrault considered to be the father of the Fairy Tale genre! Retold and fabulously illustrated by Val Biro. This collection includes: The Sleeping Beauty Puss In Boots Little Red Riding Hood Cinderella ...plus many more


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 206 x 270 mm


$29.99
Treasury of Aesops Fables

ISBN: 9781841355061

Author: Val Biro    Publisher: Award Publications

Enjoyed by generations the world over, Aesop's tales are a delight for all children. Illustrated with great humour by Val Biro, this bumper edition is perfect f...


Enjoyed by generations the world over, Aesop's tales are a delight for all children. Illustrated with great humour by Val Biro, this bumper edition is perfect for sharing or for easy reading alone.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 198


Dimensions: 206 x 270 mm


$29.99
Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

ISBN: 9781841353586

Author: Val Biro    Publisher: Award Publications

Retold and illustrated by Val Biro, this lavish edition contains some of Hans Christian Andersen's best-loved stories: The Wild Swan, Dan the Dunce, The Emperor...


Retold and illustrated by Val Biro, this lavish edition contains some of Hans Christian Andersen's best-loved stories: The Wild Swan, Dan the Dunce, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Flying Trunk, The Ugly Duckling, The Little Tin Soldier, The Nightingale and Thumbelina.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 198


Dimensions: 208 x 270 mm


$29.99
The Red & The Black

ISBN: 9781840225839

Author: Stendhal    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

The Red and the Black has been hailed as the first great ‘realist’ novel of the nineteenth century, offering a lively and detailed picture of social and pol...


The Red and the Black has been hailed as the first great ‘realist’ novel of the nineteenth century, offering a lively and detailed picture of social and political life in the provinces and in Paris towards the end of the 1820s, the close of the stifling reactionary period of the Bourbon Restoration. Stendhal himself claimed that no-one before him had ventured to portray with such verisimilitude the ‘moral and morose’ France of 1830. However ‘moral and morose’ his novel is definitely not. Ironic, fast-moving, entertaining and incisive in its social criticism, it is a novel of ambition and passion, of indignation and tenderness, of polemic and poetry, which speaks to us today, as clearly as it did to the author’s contemporaries, of the heights, depths and idiocies of which our human nature is capable or culpable.


Pages: 576


Publication Date: 30-01-2015


Tags: March 2015   Classics
$7.99
The Velveteen Rabbit & Other Stories

ISBN: 9781840225754

Author: M W Bianco    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

This endearing edition proudly includes the original telling of the beloved tale, 'The Velveteen Rabbit' by Margery Williams. Together, we travel alongside the ...


This endearing edition proudly includes the original telling of the beloved tale, 'The Velveteen Rabbit' by Margery Williams. Together, we travel alongside the Velveteen Rabbit on his magical journey towards becoming real and discover how he and other toys are brought to life once they are truly loved by their little owners. Also in this edition are modern, infant-friendly retellings of: 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff', 'The Three Little Pigs', 'The Frog Prince' and 'The Tale of the City Mouse and the Country Mouse'. All stories are beautifully illustrated with exclusive line drawings which truly bring these charming tales to life…just like your favourite toys.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$7.99
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