The Grey Fairy Book. Edited by Andrew Lang
- Author: Andrew Lang
- ISBN: 9780543961754
- ISBN: 9780543961747
- Book details: This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Longmans, Green, and Co. in London, New York and Bombay, 1906. This book is in English. This book contains 399 pages.
- Edition: Elibron Classics
- Book ID: 10006112
An eminent Scottish scholar, editor, essayist and man of letters, Lang collaborated with S.H. Butler to translate the Odyssey (1879) and with E.J. Myers and Walter Leaf, the Iliad (1882). A graduate of Oxford, he not only invigorated studies in folklore, myth, and religion, but edited inspiring adaptations of many fairy tales in a 12-volume collection, where he named each volume after a color (e.g., Red Fairy Book, 1889). He also created some well-known fairy tales of his own: for example, the Gold of Fairnilee (1888), Prince Prigio (1889), and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia (1893).