Then I looked further and discovered Bumpo reading fairy stories
I have never forgotten the little girl in short frocks and long black hair, who showed me where the seagulls built, and told me Cornish fairy stories
He had never questioned it, except when he read books; but then, they were only books, fairy stories
of a fairer and impossible world.
Only this place reminds me of fairy stories
, and, if you like, I'll tell you a story."
They played tag and soldiers, danced and sang, and when it began to grow dark they all piled onto the sofa about the Professor, while he told charming fairy stories
of the storks on the chimney tops, and the little `koblods', who ride the snowflakes as they fall.
His tales were like fairy stories
to this little jungle maid.
"Lots of things; but I like to be lazy sometimes as much as you do; just lie on the sofa, and read fairy stories
, or think about nothing.
Tolkien naturally begins his exploration of fairy stories
by quoting the Oxford English Dictionary (which Tolkien himself contributed to as a younger man), which while having no listing at all for "fairy-story" defines "fairy tale" as "(a) a tale about fairies, or generally a fairy legend; with developed senses, (b) an unreal or incredible story, and (c) a falsehood" (OFS 28).
1875: Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish writer most famous for his fairy stories
and their characters wrap around the protagonists and blend with the real world.
Secretly, I still preferred those fairy stories
that I was meant to out-grow.
In the 19th century, Wilhelm Grimm, of the famous Brothers Grimm, believed that many of the fairy stories
they popularised were rooted in a shared cultural history dating back to the birth of the Indo-European language." Fmily.