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Andrew Lang: Andras Baive

Language:
English
Genres:
Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure

Andrew Lang (1844 – 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. Lang was also a prolific author of fiction works; he wrote his own fairy tales such as "Prince Prigio" (1889) and "Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia" (1893), and wrote numerous historical texts. Andrew Lang was great friends with Robert Louis Stevenson and H. Rider Haggard, with whom he wrote "The World's Desire" (1890). Preferring romance over realism, he admired their works as well as those of Alexandre Dumas Père, Henry Fielding, William Makepeace Thackeray, fellow Scot Robert Burns and many others. Once upon a time in Lapland was a very strong and fast man. Dwellers of Lapland were proud of him. One cold winter day one famous man of the country gathered citizens at the main square. He said that there would be a competition - who could jump over the boat without so much as touching it with his heel was to be the winner, and would get a large sum of money as the prize. There came a strong and fast man… Could he jump over the boat? Did he win a competition? Read the story to know! 

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