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By: Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
The Crimson Fairy Book
The Crimson Fairy Book contains thirty-six stories collected from around the world and edited by Andrew Lang. Many tales in this book are translated, or adapted, from those told by mothers and nurses in Hungary; others are familiar to Russian nurseries; the Servians are responsible for some; a rather peculiarly fanciful set of stories are adapted from the Roumanians; others are from the Baltic shores; others from sunny Sicily; a few are from Finland, and Iceland, and Japan, and Tunis, and Portugal...
The Brown Fairy Book
Andrew Lang’s Brown Fairy Book (1904) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was one of many other collections of fairy tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books.
The Olive Fairy Book
Andrew Lang’s Olive Fairy Book (1907) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was one of many other collections of fairy tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books.
|Myth, Ritual and Religion — Volume 1|
|The Fairy Books of Andrew Lang|
Violet Fairy Book
Andrew Lang’s Violet Fairy Book (1901) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was one of many other collections of fairy tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books.
|Ban and Arriere Ban|
|Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown|
|The Lilac Fairy Book|
|Helen of Troy|
Tales of Troy: Ulysses the Sacker of Cities
These are short stories about the life of Ulysses, the stealing of Helen, Paris, battles, Trojan horses, and more!
|The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological|
|Essays in Little|
|The Book of Dreams and Ghosts|
|Adventures Among Books|
|The True Story Book|
|Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)|
|John Knox and the Reformation|
|Tales of Troy and Greece|
|Books and Bookmen|
|The Red True Story Book|
|Letters on Literature|
|James VI and the Gowrie Mystery|
|Prince Prigio From "His Own Fairy Book"|
|Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia being the adventures of Prince Prigio's son|
|Custom and Myth New Edition|
|The Clyde Mystery a Study in Forgeries and Folklore|
|New Collected Rhymes|
|A Monk of Fife|
|Pickle the Spy; Or, the Incognito of Prince Charles|
|Introduction to the Compleat Angler|
|The Mark Of Cain|
|Cock Lane and Common-Sense|
|How to Fail in Literature; a lecture|
|Ballads in Blue China|
|The Valet's tragedy, and other studies|
|Homer and His Age|
|The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot|
|Grass of Parnassus|
|Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy|
|The Making of Religion|
|Rhymes a la Mode|
|In the Wrong Paradise|
|Much Darker Days|
|Letters to Dead Authors|
Custom and Myth
CUSTOM AND MYTHINTRODUCTION.Though some of the essays in this volume have appeared in various serials, the majority of them were written expressly for their present purpose, and they are now arranged in a designed order. During some years of study of Greek, Indian, and savage mythologies, I have become more and more impressed with a sense of the inadequacy of the prevalent method of comparative mythology. That method is based on the belief that myths are the result of a disease of language, as the pearl is the result of a disease of the oyster...
Blue Poetry Book
This anthology poetry, gathered by Andrew Lang and originally published in 1891, is read by four voices, Larry Wilson, Ciufi Galeazzi, Lynette Caulkins and J. Thurgood.
Tales of King Arthur and the Round Table (version 2)
The tales of King Arthur and his Knights are of Celtic origin. The Celts were the people who occupied Britain at the time when the history of the country opens, and a few words are necessary to explain why the characters in the stories act and speak as though they belonged to a later age. These stories are adapted from the Book of Romance by ANDREW LANG. It is believed that King Arthur lived in the sixth century, just after the Romans withdrew from Britain, and when the Britons, left to defend themselves against the attacks of the marauding Saxons, rose and defeated them at Mount Badon, securing to themselves peace for many years...
Story of Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc is a folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. Claiming divine guidance, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, which paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII of France. Captured by her enemies, she was sold to the English and put on trial for charges of "insubordination and heterodoxy". She was burned at the stake for heresy when she was 19 years old. Twenty-five years after her execution, an inquisitorial court examined the trial, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr...
LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 readings of Romance by Andrew Lang, probably best known as Edward Elgar's song My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land. Interestingly, Lang initially refused permission for his words to be used as lyrics, and Elgar's wife Alice wrote alternative words Afar, amidst the Sunny Isles for the song. However, Lang later relented and gave permission for his poem to be used. The poem was initially published in The Century Magazine, May 1882, and this is the version recorded here. Later collections of Lang's poetry omit the third verse.
Tales Of King Arthur And The Round Table
The tales of King Arthur and his Knights are of Celtic origin. The Celts were the people who occupied Britain at the time when the history of the country opens… It is believed that King Arthur lived in the sixth century, just after the Romans withdrew from Britain… the stories came to be handed down from father to son, in Brittany (whose people are of the same family as the Welsh) as well as in Wales and England… [story-tellers altered the stories to suit their times down through the centuries] …and so in their altered and historically inaccurate form they have reached us at the present day...
By: Andrew Learmont Spedon (1831-1884)
|The Black-Sealed Letter Or, The Misfortunes of a Canadian Cockney.|