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The King of the Golden River, Kings Treasuries of Literature, Illustrated, 1962


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The Kings Treasuries of Literature
General Editor Sir A. T. Quiller Couch

The King of the Golden River or the Black Brothers, A Legend of Stiria
Plus other stories such as:
The Gold Ass, the Wishing Table, and the Cudgel
The Golden Goose
Rumpel-Stilts-Ken or the Gold Spinner


Publisher: J. M. Dent & Co.

Copyright: 1962


This book is in very good condition. Hardcover. No dust jacket. This is an antiquarian book that has had a long and illustrious journey through time. Please take a look at the pictures to ascertain the condition and state of this item. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Blue cloth boards are lightly worn along edges and corners. Hinges tight. Binding sturdy. Text block is crisp and clean. 113 pages -


The King of the Golden River or The Black Brothers: A Legend of Stiria is a fantasy story originally written in 1841 by John Ruskin for the twelve-year-old Effie (Euphemia) Gray, whom Ruskin later married. It was published in book form in 1851, and became an early Victorian classic which sold out three editions. In the "Advertisement to the First Edition", which prefaces it, it is called a fairy tale, one, it might be added, that illustrates the triumph of love, kindness, and goodness over evil; however, it could also be characterised as a fable, a fabricated origin myth and a parable.

Item Dimensions: 6.0 inches x 4.5 inches


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