The Chinese Fairy Book (1921)

The Chinese Fairy Book, ed. by Dr. R. Wilhelm, translated after original sources by Frederick H. Martens, with six illustrations in color by George W. Hood; 1921; Frederick A. Stokes company, New York.

A book compiling seventy-four traditional Chinese folk takes, making, as the translator notes, “probably the most comprehensive and varied collection of oriental fairy tales ever made available for American readers”. The tales are split up into the following sections: Nursery Fairy Tales, Legends of the Gods, Tales of Saints and Magicians, Nature and Animal Tales, Ghost Stories, Historic Fairy Tales, and Literary Fairy Tales.

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  • Befuddled Mike

    This is the English translation of “Chinesische Volksmärchen”, the 8th entry in the book series “The fairytales of world literature” by German publisher Diederichs. The series is still continued and counts over 170 entries today.

    • Public Domain Review

      Great, thanks so much for the extra info. Were others translated into English do you know?