Tales of Troy and Greece (Children's Classics) Paperback – 5 Dec 1995
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Andrew Lang (March, 31, 1844 July 20, 1912) was a Scottish writer and literary critic who is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. Lang s academic interests extended beyond the literary and he was a noted contributor to the fields of anthropology, folklore, psychical research, history, and classic scholarship, as well as the inspiration for the University of St. Andrew s Andrew Lang Lectures. A prolific author, Lang published more than 100 works during his career, including twelve fairy books, in which he compiled folk and fairy tales from around the world. Lang s Lilac Fairy and Red Fairy books are credited with influencing J. R. R. Tolkien, who commented on the importance of fairy stories in the modern world in his 1939 Andrew Lang Lecture On Fairy-Stories. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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I bought this for a very literate 10 year old, but it is far too advanced. A kiddie cover, but dry as a bone content.Published 4 months ago by FMac
This is better for older children - the inside is not as attractive as the cover, not very large print and line drawing illustrations.Published 7 months ago by David Alexander