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Lang, Andrew. Andrew Lang was born at Selkirk in 1844, and was educated at Edinburgh Academy, at St. Andrews University, and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he took a classical first-class, and was elected Fellow of Merton College in 1868. Choosing a literary career, or marked by literature for her own, he soon became one of the busiest as well as the brightest writers in the world of London journalism, and one of the most versatile and many-sided of English bookmen. He treats the most varied subjects with the same light, humorous touch, and he touches nothing which he does not adorn. He often expounds very serious and heart-felt convictions in a sprightly, airy, or even paradoxical manner, and in controversy contrives playfully to deal quick and deft and heavy strokes. He took a foremost part in the long debate with Professor Max Müller and his school about the interpretation of mythology and folk-tales, and it may safely be said that to his brilliant polemic fell most of the honours of the field. He was made LL.D. of St Andrews in 1885, and in 1888 was elected the first Gifford lecturer at that university. His poetical work included Ballads and Lyrics of Old France (1872), Ballades in Blue China (1880), Helen of Troy (1882), Rhymes a. la Mode (1884), Grass of Parnassus (1888; largely a new edition of Ballads and Lyrics), and Ballades of Books (1888).

Pickle The Spy – The Incognito Of Prince Charles

Pickle The Spy – The Incognito Of Prince Charles – Andrew Lang This is the peculiar title of a book that is making something of a literary sensation. This brilliant study of the betrayal and extinction of Jacobitism has triumphantly … Weiterlesen

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James VI And The Gowrie Mystery

James VI And The Gowrie Mystery – Andrew Lang An old Scottish lady, many generations ago, used to say, ‚It is a great comfort to think that, at the Day of Judgment, we shall know the whole truth about the … Weiterlesen

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The Story of Joan of Arc

The Story of Joan of Arc – Andrew Lang Joan of Arc was perhaps the most wonderful person who ever lived in the world. The story of her life is so strange that we could scarcely believe it to be … Weiterlesen

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The Olive Fairy Book

The Olive Fairy Book – Andrew Lang The tales in this book are derived from various sources from india, France, Turkey, Armenia, and Denmark. They are as fascinating as those in Lang’s other fairytale books and are sure to enthral … Weiterlesen

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The Life Of Sir Walter Scott

The Life Of Sir Walter Scott – Andrew Lang If all reading mankind had time to read Lockhart’s Life of Scott, a brief volume on Sir Walter would be a thing without excuse. The author still has tried to compress … Weiterlesen

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The Red Fairy Book

The Red Fairy Book – Andrew Lang In his „Blue Fairy-Book“ Mr. Andrew Lang did not exhaust the fairy treasury, and in this companion volume he has collected many attractive tales. They are mainly from Madame d’Aulnoy and other French … Weiterlesen

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The Pink Fairy Book

The Pink Fairy Book – Andrew Lang With „The Pink Fairy Book“ Mr. Lang has exhausted the primary colors without coming to an end of his store of fairytales. This time he has gone further afield, though without finding much … Weiterlesen

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The Crimson Fairy Book

The Crimson Fairy Book – Andrew Lang A storyteller’s night without one of Mr. Andrew Lang’s books of fairy tales would be but a dull affair. This one is “ The Crimson Fairy Book „, made up of some three … Weiterlesen

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The Animal Story Book

The Animal Story Book – Andrew Lang If anyone believes that style does not appeal to the young readers, let him open Mr. Andrew Langs „The Animal Story Book“, and read to any intelligent child of nine years Dumas‘ description … Weiterlesen

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The World Of Homer

The World Of Homer – Andrew Lang In the perpetual running fight about the Homeric Homer, Mr. Andrew Lang has been for some years a most prominent champion. In his latest return to the fray, “ The World of Homer … Weiterlesen

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