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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).

The Violet Fairy Book

The Violet Fairy Book – Andrew Lang There are still unused colors in the spectrum, and Mr. Andrew Lang’s „The Violet Fairy Book“ has the merits of its predecessors, with some of its own added. Doubtless the stories suitable for … Weiterlesen

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The Book Of Saints And Heroes

The Book Of Saints And Heroes – Andrew Lang A noted non-Catholic writer on pedagogical subjects stated some time ago that if his own religious body had the wealth of story contained in the lives of the saints of the … Weiterlesen

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The Book Of Dreams And Ghosts

The Book Of Dreams And Ghosts – Andrew Lang It has been known for some time that Mr. Lang has added ghosts to his hobbies. In the volume before us, “ The Book of Dreams and Ghosts,“ Mr. Lang offers … Weiterlesen

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Historical Mysteries

Historical Mysteries – Andrew Lang A collection of 12 essays on historical mysteries. Contents: The Case Of Elizabeth Canning The Murder Of Escovedo The Campden Mystery The Case Of Allan Breck The Cardinal’s Necklace The Mystery Of Kaspar Hauser The … Weiterlesen

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The Iliad Of Homer

The Iliad Of Homer – Andrew Lang Andrew Lang, assisted by Walter Leaf and Ernest Myers, has put the old Greek epos into contemporary English prose. The subject of the Iliad, as the first line proclaims, is the “anger of … Weiterlesen

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The Mystery Of Mary Stuart

The Mystery Of Mary Stuart – Andrew Lang Mr. Lang does not claim to have said the lastword in the tragedy of Mary Stuart. She and Marie Antoinette will probably continue to furnish „copy“ for ages to come. As long … Weiterlesen

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The Brown Fairy Book

The Brown Fairy Book – Andrew Lang Fairy tales and stories of the ‚Arabian Nights‘ order are not often attempted by modern imaginations, but collections of the old legends are perennially popular. Mr. Andrew Lang has not yet exhausted the … Weiterlesen

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The Odyssey Of Homer

The Odyssey Of Homer – Andrew Lang This book contains one of the most famous literary works in history, „The Odyssey“ rendered into beautiful English prose. There can be, however, it appears, no final English translation of Homer. In each … Weiterlesen

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The Nursery Rhyme Book

The Nursery Rhyme Book – Andrew Lang The babes of former generations were certainly lucky, for they possessed quite the best book of nursery rhymes which has ever been published. „The Nursery Rhyme Book“ by Andrew Lang and illustrated by … Weiterlesen

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The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns & Fairies

The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns & Fairies – Andrew Lang Mr. Lang’s book is the most curious imaginable. Written in 1691 by a Scotch divine, it is nothing less than a calm assumption of the existence at that time … Weiterlesen

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