World of Tales

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People have been telling each other fairy tales since ancient times. A very significant literature genre, fairy tales are present in all cultures around the world. In comparison to myths and legends, the time and place of occurrence in fairy tales are not defined. The characteristics of fairy tales include the appearance of fantastic elements in the form of talking animals, magic, witches and giants, knights and heroes. It wasn't until the 17th century that fairy tales in Europe were written down and preserved for future generations.

Other fairy tales popular with users

Snow White by The Brothers Grimm
The red shoes by Hans Christian Andersen
The Frog-King, or Iron Henry by The Brothers Grimm
The Fairy by Charles Perrault
The naughty boy by Hans Christian Andersen
Hansel and Grethel by The Brothers Grimm
The story of the youth who went forth to learn what fear was by The Brothers Grimm
Snow-White And Rose-Red by The Brothers Grimm
Blue Beard by Charles Perrault
The Valiant Little Tailor by The Brothers Grimm
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
The Frog Prince by The Brothers Grimm
The emperor's new clothes by Hans Christian Andersen

Authors & Books

Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 - 20 July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, and literary critic. Born in Selkirk, Lang was the oldest among eight siblings. After graduating, he began to publish his works, showing he was a gifted journalist, poet, and writer.

The Blue Fairy Book
The Green Fairy Book
The Red Fairy Book

The Brothers Grimm are probably the best known story tellers in the world. Many years have passed since the time Jackob and Wilhelm Grimm released their "Children's and household tales". The first edition and was very modest, both in appearance and capacity - there were only 83 fairy tales, compared to the 200 we know today.
Household tales
Grimm's fairy tales
Grimm's fairy stories
Household stories

Charles Perrault was a French writer who lived in the second half of XVII century. He was one of the first writers in European literature who turned his eyes to folklore. Born in 1628 in a clerical bourgeois family, Perrault received legal education and had high royal office. In the second half of XVII century there was...
Tales of Mother Goose

Hans Christian Andersen, born April 2, 1805 in Odense, was a Danish writer and poet. In his early days, Andersen wanted to become an opera singer. In 1819 he went to Copenhagen to pursuit that dream. His voice, however, was too weak and he was accepted as a dance student at the Royal Theater.
Andersen's fairy tales

Hans Andersen's
Fairy Tales Vol. I
Hans Andersen's
Fairy Tales Vol. II
Book Spotlight
Fairy Tales from the German Forests
Green willow and other Japanese fairy tales
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