Anachronistic Fairytales

if two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it
Ernest Hemingway

The Brown Bear of Norroway
H.J. Ford
The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

The Brown Bear of Norroway

H.J. Ford

The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

The Brown Bear of Norroway
H.J. Ford
The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

The Brown Bear of Norroway

H.J. Ford

The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

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“She was one Thursday at the market of Enniscorthy, when what did she see walking among the tubs of butter but the Dark Man, very hungry-looking, and taking a scoop out of one tub and out of another. ‘Oh, sir,’ says she, very foolish, ‘I hope your lady is well, and the baby.’ ‘Pretty well, thank you,’ says he, rather frightened like. ‘How do I look in this new suit?’ says he, getting to one side of her. ‘I can’t see you plain at all, sir,’ says she. ‘Well, now?’ says he, getting round her back to the other side. ‘Musha, indeed, sir, your coat looks no better than a withered dock-leaf.’ ‘Maybe, then,’ says he, ‘it will be different now,’ and he struck the eye next him with a switch. Friends, she never saw a glimmer after with that one till the day of her death.”

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The Fairy Nurse

Andrew Lang, The Lilac Fairy Book

The Fairy Nurse
H.J. Ford
The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

The Fairy Nurse

H.J. Ford

The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

The Fairy Nurse
H.J. Ford
The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

The Fairy Nurse

H.J. Ford

The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

“'More costly and precious than all the crowns in the world,' replied the stranger, 'for not only will the basin furnish you with the best food that you can dream of, but if you drink of it, it will cure you of any illness however dangerous, and will even bring the dead back to life, if it touches their mouths. As to the diamond lance, that will cut through any stone or metal.'
‘And to whom do these wonders belong?’ asked Peronnik in amazement.
‘To a magician named Rogear who lives in the castle,’ answered the woman. ‘Every day he passes along here, mounted on a black mare, with a colt thirteen months old trotting behind. But no one dares to attack him, as he always carries his lance.’”

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The Castle of Kerglas

Andrew Lang, The Lilac Fairy Book


The Castle of Kerglas
H.J. Ford
The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

The Castle of Kerglas

H.J. Ford

The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

The Castle of Kerglas
H.J. Ford
The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

The Castle of Kerglas

H.J. Ford

The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

H.J. Ford
The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

H.J. Ford

The Lilac Fairy Book, Andrew Lang

“I squat on my heels, raise my head
To the moon, and howl.
I dig my nails into my sides,
And laugh when the snow turns red.
As I bend to drink,
I laugh at everything that anyone loves.”

—   Kenneth Patchen
Tatiana Pugina

Tatiana Pugina

The Ceryneian Hind
BreeAnn Veenstra

The Ceryneian Hind

BreeAnn Veenstra

Zcool 1

Zcool 1

Audrey Kawasaki