They’re known by so many names: the good people, the fair folk, the people of peace. They’re generous, vicious, and just plain weird. They’re fairies, and from time out of mind, the people of Europe shared fabulous and sometimes frightening stories of these mysterious beings.
If you’re a fan of fantasy fiction, then it makes sense that you’d like to become more familiar with the genre’s ancient roots. With that in mind, here are several collections of classic fairy tales to put you on the right path.