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Andrew Lang: Peter Bull

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction, Fantasy

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.

Peter Bull is a famous fairy tale by Andrew Lang. The story is about a peasant and his wife. They are very wealthy, have a huge house and farm, but they have no children. Once it happens they own a little bull-calf, which they call Peter. They love him like their own son. They decide to teach him to speak because Peter is wise and intelligent. Is it possible to teach the little bull-calf to speak or not? Read this gripping story in order to know the end!

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