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Andrew Lang: Janni and the Draken

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction

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. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him. Lang was also a prolific author of works both fiction and non-; he wrote his own fairy tales such as Prince Prigio and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia , and wrote numerous historical texts.

 

'Janni and the Draken' is a fairy-tale that was published as a part of 'The Grey Fairy Book' in 1900. The story tells us about man who has a wife that is going to give a birth to a child… and he meets a monk who baptizes the child giving him the name Janni. The time goes by Janni's parents die so the boy go away to seek his fortune.

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