The Fairy Books
To round up a focus on fairy-tales, I just wanted to mention Hesperus Press’ wonderful new editions of Andrew Lang’s The Red Fairy Book and The Blue Fairy Book. Lang (with the help of his wife who did much of the translating) rewrote tales from all over the world, presenting an incredibly rich compendium of traditional tales in his Fairy Tales books. They were hugely popular in his lifetime and well beyond. Offering a mix of well-known and lesser-known tales, these anthologies are a must for admirers of fairy-tales, young and old.