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Adventures Among Books   By: (1844-1912)

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Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang offers a delightful and insightful exploration of the world of literature. Lang's passion for reading shines through on every page, making this book a captivating journey for bibliophiles and anyone looking to embark on their own literary adventures.

From the very beginning, Lang's prose draws readers in, inviting them on a thrilling exploration of different genres, authors, and time periods. His extensive knowledge of literature is evident as he effortlessly weaves together anecdotes, opinions, and historical context to create a well-rounded bookish experience.

One of the highlights of Adventures Among Books is Lang's ability to introduce lesser-known authors and works. His recommendations are carefully chosen and provide a refreshing change from the popular classics often discussed in other literary works. Through Lang's vivid descriptions and thoughtful analysis, readers will find themselves compelled to explore new authors and titles they may have previously overlooked.

Furthermore, Lang's explorations into the historical and sociopolitical factors shaping literature add depth and significance to his discussions. He offers valuable insights into how certain books are products of their time and how they have influenced subsequent works. This contextualization adds an extra layer of appreciation for the literary works being discussed, making the readers' own adventures even more enriching.

Lang's love and curiosity for literature are infectious. Throughout the book, readers will feel inspired to dive into new reading experiences, to rekindle an old passion for books, or to view familiar works from a fresh perspective. His infectious enthusiasm encourages readers to further explore the world of literature and to engage in meaningful conversations about books.

While some readers may find the book to be slightly dated due to its original publication date, the overall themes and ideas explored remain relevant. Lang's eloquent writing style and thoughtful analysis transcend time, making Adventures Among Books a timeless and enjoyable read for book lovers of all generations.

In conclusion, Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang is a captivating and educational journey through the world of literature. Lang's passion for books shines through his engaging prose, making readers eager to embark on their own adventures and discover new literary treasures. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to deepen their appreciation for literature and to uncover the magic that lies within the pages of books.

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Preface Adventures Among Books Recollections of Robert Louis Stevenson Rab's Friend Oliver Wendell Holmes Mr. Morris's Poems Mrs. Radcliffe's Novels A Scottish Romanticist of 1830 The Confessions of Saint Augustine Smollett Nathaniel Hawthorne The Paradise of Poets Paris and Helen Enchanted Cigarettes Stories and Story telling The Supernatural in Fiction An Old Scottish Psychical Researcher The Boy


Of the Essays in this volume "Adventures among Books," and "Rab's Friend," appeared in Scribner's Magazine ; and "Recollections of Robert Louis Stevenson" (to the best of the author's memory) in The North American Review . The Essay on "Smollett" was in the Anglo Saxon , which has ceased to appear; and the shorter papers, such as "The Confessions of Saint Augustine," in a periodical styled Wit and Wisdom . For "The Poems of William Morris" the author has to thank the Editor of Longman's Magazine ; for "The Boy," and "Mrs. Radcliffe's Novels," the Proprietors of The Cornhill Magazine ; for "Enchanted Cigarettes," and possibly for "The Supernatural in Fiction," the Proprietors of The Idler . The portrait, after Sir William Richmond, R.A., was done about the time when most of the Essays were written and that was not yesterday... Continue reading book >>

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