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Andrew Lang's Fairy Tales: The "Colored" Fairy Books and The Arabian Nights

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This eBook contains the complete text of the twelve immensely popular “colored” fairy books assembled by Andrew Lang and published between 1889 and 1910. These fairy tales are drawn from the world's mythology and folklore (Norse, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Middle Eastern, to name just a few).

Also included in this eBook is the text of Lang's version of “The Arabian Nights Entertainments.”

In all, well over 450 fairy tales are included in this collection from almost all of the folk traditions of the world. Some of the most famous stories in this eBook include The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, The Forty Thieves, The Green Knight, Sleeping Beauty, and The Story of Sigurd among many others.

In all, this eBook is composed of the following thirteen books:
+Blue Fairy Book (first published 1889)
+Red Fairy Book (1890)
+Green Fairy Book (1892)
+Yellow Fairy Book (1894)
+Pink Fairy Book (1897)
+Grey Fairy Book (1900)
+Violet Fairy Book (1901)
+Crimson Fairy Book (1903)
+Brown Fairy Book (1904)
+Orange Fairy Book (1906)
+Olive Fairy Book (1907)
+Lilac Fairy Book (1910)
+The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1918)

You can access the text with the following commands:
+When reading a chapter, swipe to the left to go to the next page.
+Swipe to the right to go to the previous page.
+Double-tap the screen to move to the beginning of a chapter.
+Click on the 'B' button at the top-right of each page of text to store a bookmark at the current page. You can delete outdated bookmarks by editing the Bookmarks list. The eBook also automatically stores a bookmark at the most recently viewed page. This last-page-viewed bookmark always appears at the top of the Bookmarks list and cannot be deleted.

The eBook application allows you to change the text's font type, color and size as well as the color of the background. These settings will be saved when the application is closed and automatically applied when the eBook is opened again.

These instructions are repeated in the eBook application.

Please note that when you first open a chapter, the application takes two or three seconds to perform certain initialization operations before the text appears. The same is true when you change font and/or color settings. You should see an activity indicator going round and round while the application performs this initialization.