Re: [mythsoc] An old fairy tale series
- In a message dated 6/26/00 3:20:46 PM Central Daylight Time,
> Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote _The Little Prince_, but _The Little LameOh BOY did I blow that one!?! Color me red-faced.
> Prince_ is by Dinah Mulock.
Yes, and I read (often) and loved the Little Lame Prince.
- Thanks for the information, Julia. A minor correction, though:
All twelve of the Lang books have been in print for quite some time now from
Dover. I think I got my copy of all twelve books about five years ago, and
they were all immediately available at that time. It may be that Dover is
temporarily out of stock of a couple of them and isn't reprinting them until
later this year, but that's just a temporary condition. They've been
offering the books in their catalog for years now.
It now appears to me that there are three entirely different series of
collections of fairy tales which have color names for the individual books.
These are not reprints of the same books, but entirely different series. (Of
course, the second and third of these series probably came about because the
publishers said, "Hey, let's put out our own series of fairy tale books, and
let's steal the idea of naming the books after the color of their covers from
The first series is Lang's, and it came out between 1889 and 1910. The
second was from Whitman Publishing Company, and it came out in the '30's and
the '40's. The third was from Little Golden Books, and it came out in the
'60's and the '70's. Interestingly, it seems that about every 30 or 40 years
some publisher decides to do a new series of color-named fairy tale
collections. So someone should be doing a new series soon, I guess.
- Wendell Wag wrote:
> offering the books in their catalog for years now.Right, I do recall now seeing copyright dates from the 60's in some of the
volumes. I know I tried looking them up in Books in Print about fifteen
years ago, when I was hunting up anything related to Tolkien and Lewis, and
didn't find anything, or got doubtful results. I was so delighted at being
able to get most of the series all at once after so many years that I didn't
pay much attention to the dates. I didn't know there had been other such
series (I read your first posting about them after sending my own response).
I was also able to find at long last the last volume of Meredith Ann
Pierce's "Darkangel trilogy". I'd enjoyed the first two volumes very much
when I first bought them - also about fifteen years ago - but the third
volume was out of print then and was only published in paperback last year.
I'd been very curious about the way the author finished the trilogy ever
since I discovered her source of inspiration to have been the fantasies of
one of C.G. Jung's patients, which he tells about in his autobiography
"Erinnerungen, Träume, Gedanken" (i.e. Memories, Dreams, Thoughts).
Does anyone else know these and other books by Pierce? What are the other