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Andrew Lang: The Believing Husbands

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, 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. 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.

 

'The Believing Husbands' is a fairy-tale that was published as a part of 'The Lilac Fairy Book' in 1910. It tells us a story of an eternal thing — human stupidity. The central figure of the stoey is a young man who marries a daughter of a farmer. At first all seems right but then a sudden occasion shows him that his whole new family is extremely stupid...

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