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The Red True Story Book   By: (1844-1912)

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The Red True Story Book by Andrew Lang is a captivating collection of folktales and legends from around the world. Filled with adventure, mystery, and excitement, this book takes readers on a thrilling journey through some of the most interesting and extraordinary tales ever told.

What makes this book truly special is its wide range of stories. From ancient myths and legends to historical events and personal anecdotes, Lang has carefully curated a diverse selection that is sure to appeal to readers of all ages. Each story is vividly written, with Lang’s skillful storytelling bringing the characters and their worlds to life. Whether it is the heroic deeds of legendary figures or the enchanting escapades of ordinary people, each tale is written with a sense of wonder and excitement that is hard to resist.

One of the standout features of The Red True Story Book is the variety of cultures and time periods represented in its pages. Lang’s extensive research and attention to detail shine through as he explores different civilizations and their folklore. This not only exposes readers to a multitude of cultural perspectives but also instills a sense of curiosity and appreciation for the richness of human history and imagination.

Another strength of this book is its ability to simultaneously entertain and educate. While the stories are undoubtedly entertaining, Lang also provides informative background notes and explanations, adding depth and context to each narrative. This enhances the reading experience by allowing readers to better understand the cultural significance and historical context of each story.

The Red True Story Book also stands out due to its accessible language and engaging writing style. Lang's conversational tone draws readers in from the very first page and keeps them hooked until the very end. Whether you are reading it aloud to children or enjoying it on your own, the book’s easy-to-read format makes it a pleasure to explore.

If there is a minor criticism to be made, it would be that the book's sheer volume can be overwhelming at times. With so many stories packed into one collection, it may be challenging to decide which ones to read first or to navigate through the book if you have a specific interest. However, this is a minor inconvenience in light of the vast wealth of tales waiting to be discovered within these pages.

In conclusion, The Red True Story Book is an enchanting and enthralling collection that will ignite the imagination of readers young and old. Andrew Lang’s careful curation of diverse stories from various cultures, his engaging writing style, and the wealth of historical and cultural context he provides make this book an absolute delight. Whether you are a fan of folklore or simply looking for a captivating read, The Red True Story Book is an excellent choice that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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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... Continue reading book >>

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