However, I liked it better when I reflected on it a bit more and saw that it was referring more to societal roles, places, etc. Because of how the book was presented, how the beginning played out, starting with Angelica's childhood obsession of capturing fairies between the pages of a book, the underlying social commentary was just not readily accessible, and to me sort of difficult to actually pick up on. Published in facsimile, the book became one of the most truly intriguing, faithful and epoch-making books of all time. The majority of my items for sale are vintage, antique, pre-owned and not necessarily pristine due to age wear and previous ownership. And, you are holding the evidence in your hands! He was never my favourite, anyway. She grows and gets into some pretty hilarious romantic situations.
The further you delve into the story that Angelica writes the more twisted it gets, I might even go so far as to suggest a trigger warning. One of the things I love is how Angelica's age is captured. This listing is for the fairy book only. But, beyond that, the attention to detail is awe-inspiring. About the Author: Terry Jones is a writer, actor and director best known for his membership of the Monty Python team. ~ Of course to the more mature woman, the concept of naughty, lewd little faeries is quite amusing.
In the introduction, Terry Jones claims that this is an accurate reproduction of the original documents. Enough to fool even smart people in 1917. The book is set up like a diary, and the illustrations are just beautiful. You will find yourself chuckling out loud as you envision her running around her lovely old English garden in her Victorian lace dress and petticoat smashing little faeries in between her little note books. And I guess that was my main issue with it.
The video disk that comes with the book is also funny that shows Terry Jones narrating dressed in drag as a woman talking about these dreadful little creatures that she tries to catch. One of the milder pictures from the book, actually Well, this was a difficult book to rate, mainly because somewhere there should have been some mention that this wasn't merely a cute picture book. It's tiny yet still has that magical imagination. The pictures are still breathtaking. Through unusual circumstances, these pictures eventually caught the public eye. While to the 21st-Century eye these fairies look like the obvious hoax they were, at the time they were enough to convince Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of their authenticity partly due to the fact, we suspect, that A. It is absurd, twisted, and quite a novel creation.
The art is lovely, but it was the concept that I found bothersome. I just today remembered that this book existed. I can only assume that a great many people won't pick up on it at all, though, so probably it won't have any effect for them. Realizing that the rape was in there more to show that the woman was being oppressed by society and disbelieved every time she mentioned the fairies which were causing this. This is a very, very funny book about a young girl who catch a faerie in her book.
Now theyv got to blieve me. I read the whole thing standing in a used book store one afternoon shortly after it came out, and was more than a little disgusted by it. Summary: This handsome and unusual book is the diary kept by Lady Cottington. Preparing to return the film he noticed that the book's pages had begun to develop in the daylight and ooze with mould. I had to laugh about every pressed faerie because of the funny faces. Nevertheless this is a beautiful book. This slightly perverse pleasure has been on my bookshelf for years.
It's absolutely gorgeous and feels really nice. I owned the big hardcover edition but this one being small like a journal really gave me the understanding of how she wrote and how small the fairies where that she caught and smashed. Throughout the book however, it is apparent that a number of men are interested in quirky Angelica. His pastel, water color type style meshes well with the subject of pressed-fairies. Through the handwritten journal of Lady Cottington we learn details of her life, beginning in early childhood to her later years. It's as if you drove a car at high speed through Fairy Land, and photographed the remains on your front win The story is typical Monty Python -- lots of sexual innuendo, double-entendre, and some not-so-subtle crudity. I love love love this book.
Froud, disgusted, guilty, and not a little frightened, posted the book back immediately. I love this book so much I've bought it 3 times. Angelica is obviously thought of as backward by her family and friends, but this only serves her up with a decidedly warped draw. I am very happy with it, it is terrific. The journal entries are so darn believable that I was sure it was at least loosely based on some fairy sightings.
I specialize in Haunting Antique Gothic Decor and Fine Wicked Wares for the Darkly Inclined! The fairies are amazingly drawn, the splatter effect on the opposing page really give the impression fairies have been squashed between the pages. Former Monty Python member Terry Jones and artist Brian Froud provide a new introduction to place the book in its proper perspective, offering insight into the book's often maligned historic relevance. The stories itself is slightly dark, but creative and even a bit sexual. Obviously, this is rubbish, but it is quite well conceived, featuring hand-written notes that mature as Angelica ages, and numerous watercolour illustrations of the creatures that she has managed to capture over the years. If you just care for the interesting artwork, though, the book is lovely; if you're going to read the text also, be aware this isn't a children's book. This listing is for the fairy book only. The further you delve into the story that Angelica writes the more twisted it gets, I might even go so far as to suggest a trigger warning.
As the story unfolds, the Lady grows up into a lady and enters a grimmsian world of lusty lords, perverted bishops and a dark underpinning of carnality. Angelica Cottington has the ability to see fae folk, but of course no one believes her. I strive to describe all items honestly and the best I can and I also go by what the former owners tell me about the items. There isn't a lot of actual writing, but the fairies crack me up every-time I look at them. Angelica doesn't go into detail, but enough to give you suspicions about what happens and it's not pleasant. The book is set up like a diary, and the illustrations are just beautiful. The story itself - the diary of the girl who captured the fairies - is often amusing and charming, but at times quite terrible.