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THE RED TRUE STORY BOOK

WORKS BY ANDREW LANG.

COCK LANE AND COMMON SENSE: a Series of Papers Crown 8vo. 6 s. 6 d. net.

BAN and ARRIÈRE BAN: a Rally of Fugitive Rhymes. Crown 8vo. 5 s. net.

ST. ANDREWS. With 8 Plates and 24 Illustrations in the Text by T. Hodge. 8vo. 15 s. net.

HOMER AND THE EPIC. Crown 8vo. 9 s. net.

CUSTOM AND MYTH: Studies of Early Usage and Belief. With 15 Illustrations. Crown 8vo. 3 s. 6 d.

BALLADS OF BOOKS. Edited by ANDREW LANG. Fcp. 8vo. 6 s.

LETTERS TO DEAD AUTHORS. Fcp. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d. net.

BOOKS AND BOOKMEN. With 2 Coloured Plates and 17 Illustrations. Fcp. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d. net.

OLD FRIENDS. Fcp. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d. net.

LETTERS ON LITERATURE. Fcp. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d. net.

GRASS OF PARNASSUS. Fcp. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d. net.

ANGLING SKETCHES. With 3 Etchings and numerous Illustrations by W. G. Burn Murdoch. Crown 8vo. 3 s. 6 d.

THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK. Edited by ANDREW LANG. With 134 Illustrations by H. J. Ford and G. P. Jacomb Hood. Crown 8vo. 6 s.

THE RED FAIRY BOOK. Edited by ANDREW LANG. With 100 Illustrations by H. J. Ford and Lancelot Speed. Crown 8vo. 6 s.

THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK. Edited by ANDREW LANG. With 99 Illustrations by H. J. Ford. Crown 8vo. 6 s.

THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK. Edited by ANDREW LANG. With 104 Illustrations by H. J. Ford. Crown 8vo. 6 s.

THE BLUE POETRY BOOK. Edited by ANDREW LANG. With 100 Illustrations by H. J. Ford and Lancelot Speed. Crown 8vo. 6 s.

SCHOOL EDITION, without Illustrations. Fcp. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d.

SPECIAL EDITION, printed on Indian paper. With Notes, but without Illustrations. Crown 8vo. 7 s. 6 d.

THE TRUE STORY BOOK. Edited by ANDREW LANG. With 66 Illustrations by H. J. Ford, Lucien Davis, Lancelot Speed, and L. Bogle. Crown 8vo. 6 s.

LONGMANS, GREEN, & CO. London and New York.

[Illustration: 'IN THE BORGHESE GARDENS PRACTISED THAT ROYAL GAME OF GOLF.']

THE RED TRUE STORY BOOK

Edited by

ANDREW LANG

[Illustration]

With Numerous Illustrations by Henry J. Ford

London Longmans, Green, and Co. and New York 1895

All rights reserved

INTRODUCTION

The Red True Story Book needs no long Introduction. The Editor, in presenting The Blue True Story Book , apologised for offering tales so much less thrilling and romantic than the legends of the Fairies, but he added that even real facts were, sometimes, curious and interesting. Next year he promises something quite as true as History, and quite as entertaining as Fairies!

For this book, Mr. Rider Haggard has kindly prepared a narrative of 'Wilson's Last Fight,' by aid of conversations with Mr. Burnham, the gallant American scout. But Mr. Haggard found, while writing his chapter, that Mr. Burnham had already told the story in an 'Interview' published by the Westminster Gazette . The courtesy of the proprietor of that journal, and of Mr. Burnham, has permitted Mr. Haggard to incorporate the already printed narrative with his own matter.

'The Life and Death of Joan the Maid' is by the Editor, who has used M. Quicherat's Procès (five volumes, published for the Historical Society of France), with M. Quicherat's other researches. He has also used M. Wallon's Biography, the works of Father Ayroles, S.J., the Jeanne d'Arc à Domremy of M. Siméon Luce, the works of M. Sepet, of Michelet, of Henri Martin, and, generally, all printed documents to which he has had access. Of unprinted contemporary matter perhaps none is known to exist, except the Venetian Correspondence, now being prepared for publication by Father Ayroles... Continue reading book >>




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