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Andrew Lang Books

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Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 – 20 July 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him.

The other books included in this collection are:

Helen of Troy:

In Lang's Helen of Troy, a story in rhyme of the fortunes of Helen, the theory that she was an unwilling victim of the Gods has been preferred. Many of the descriptions of manners are versified from the Iliad and the Odyssey. The description of the events after the death of Hector, and the account of the sack of Troy, is chiefly borrowed from Quintus Smyrnaeus. The character and history of Helen of Troy have been conceived of in very different ways by poets and mythologists.

The Arabian Nights:

One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries across the Middle East and South Asia. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient Arabia and Yemen, ancient Indian literature and Persian literature, ancient Egyptian literature and Mesopotamian mythology, ancient Syria and Asia Minor, and medieval Arabic folk stories from the Caliphate era. Though the oldest Arabic manuscript dates from the fourteenth century, scholarship generally dates the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800–900.

The Grey Fairy Book:

The fascinating stories in the book give an invaluable glimpse into the mindsets of people thousands of years ago, people who put their beliefs and their morality into these stories.

The Crimson Fairy Book, The Orange Fairy Book, The Grey Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book, The Violet Fairy Book and The Yellow Fairy Book:

Andrew Lang`s Fairy Books — also known as Andrew Lang`s "Coloured" Fairy Books or Andrew Lang`s Fairy Books of Many Colors — are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales, published between 1889 and 1910. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had collected them originally — with the notable exception of Madame d`Aulnoy — made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and telling of the actual stories.

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