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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 True Story Book

The True Story Book – Andrew Lang The conception of “The True Story Book” by Mr. Andrew Lang, was an admirable one, for no more fascinating stories of adventure could possibly be devised than some which have been enacted in this work-a-day world. This volume takes the place of Mr. Lang’s annual fairy book, and relates strange episodes from the lives of Prince Charlie, Grace Darling, Benvenuto Cellini, Cervantes, Baron Trenck, Cesare Borgia, Cortes, and many another scapegrace and hero. Format: Paperback. The True Story Book. ISBN: 9783849671723. Available at amazon.com and other venues.   Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books (from Wikipedia): Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books are a series of twenty-five collections of true and fictional stories for children, published between… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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The Orange Fairy Book

The Orange Fairy Book – Andrew Lang First and foremost, always and forever, among tales for children come the fairy tales. What were childhood without the fairy tale? That child who has never wandered through the magic gardens of Fairyland is unfortunate indeed. But that child does not exist, for the mind and heart of every child, even all unaided, will make for itself a fairyland out of anything and nothing. But the art of writing fairy tales seems to be another thing that has vanished with the vanished childhood of the race. The best fairy tales are always the old ones, stories that were never really written, but just grew in the telling as they passed down through generations… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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Homer And His Age

Homer And His Age – Andrew Lang The aim of this book is to prove that the Homeric Epics, as wholes, and apart from passages gravely suspected in antiquity, present a perfectly harmonious picture of the entire life and civilisation of one single age. The faint variations in the design are not greater than such as mark every moment of culture, for in all there is some movement; in all, cases are modified by circumstances. If our contention be true, it will follow that the poems themselves, as wholes, are the product of a single age, not a mosaic of the work of several changeful centuries. Format: Paperback. Homer And His Age. ISBN: 9783849671709. Available at amazon.com and other venues.… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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The Lilac Fairy Book

The Lilac Fairy Book – Andrew Lang First and foremost, always and forever, among tales for children come the fairy tales. What were childhood without the fairy tale? That child who has never wandered through the magic gardens of Fairyland is unfortunate indeed. But that child does not exist, for the mind and heart of every child, even all unaided, will make for itself a fairyland out of anything and nothing. But the art of writing fairy tales seems to be another thing that has vanished with the vanished childhood of the race. The best fairy tales are always the old ones, stories that were never really written, but just grew in the telling as they passed down through generations… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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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 solved a mystery which once baffled all Europe. History has so far sought in vain to follow the wanderings and intrigues of Prince Charles Edward, the Young Pretender, after his expulsion from France in the last days of 1748. “From this time forward,” says Lord Stanhope, writing of the time when the Prince quitted Avignon early in 1749, “his proceedings during many years are wrapped in mystery; all his correspondence passed through the hands of Mr. Walters”–according to Mr. Lang… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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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 Gowrie Conspiracy at last.’ Since the author, as a child, read ‘The Tales of a Grandfather,’ and shared King Jamie’s disappointment when there was no pot of gold, but an armed man, in the turret, he had supposed that we do know all about the Gowrie Conspiracy, that it was a plot to capture the King, carry him to Fastcastle, and ‘see how the country would take it,’ as in the case of the Gunpowder Plot. But just as Father… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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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 true, if all that happened to her had not been told by people in a court of law, and written down by her deadly enemies, while she was still alive. She was burned to death when she was only nineteen: she was not seventeen when she first led the armies of France to victory, and delivered her country from the English. Format: Paperback. The Story of Joan of Arc. ISBN: 9783849672539. Available at amazon.com and other venues.   Short biography… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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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 any child who may possess it, and many persons of more discreet years. From the Contents: Madschun The Blue Parrot Geirlaug The King’s Daughter The Story Of Little King Loc ‘A Long-Bow Story’ Jackal Or Tiger? The Comb And The Collar and many more Format: Paperback. The Olive Fairy Book. ISBN: 9783849672522. Available at amazon.com and other venues.   Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books (from Wikipedia): Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books are a series of twenty-five collections of true and fictional stories… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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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 as much as possible of the essence of Lockhart’s great book into this space, with a few additions from other sources. Format: Paperback. The Life Of Sir Walter Scott. ISBN: 9783849672515. Available at amazon.com and other venues.   Short biography of Andrew Lang (from Wikipedia): Lang was born in Selkirk. He was the eldest of the eight children born to John Lang, the town clerk of Selkirk, and his wife Jane Plenderleath Sellar, who was the daughter of Patrick Sellar, … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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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 sources, the Norse and the unfailing German. Mr. Lang has condensed the story of “Sigurd” from William Morris’ version of the ” Volsunga Saga.” The “Twelve Dancing Princesses,” the “Death of Koschei the Deathless,” the “Master Thief,” “Kari Woodengown,” “Dapplegrim,” ” Minnikin,” and ” Rapunzel ” are among the less familiar tales here. Format: Paperback. The Red Fairy Book. ISBN: 9783849673048. Available at amazon.com and other venues.   Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books (from Wikipedia): Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books are a… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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