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Andrew Lang: The Lute Player

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure, 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.

One day a king decided to attack tribes, which were near the kingdom. He gathered the army and gave orders kill everybody who could harm his soldiers. One by one he won struggles. It was easy for him. But one day he came to a mountain pass, where was a large army waiting for him. His soldiers were afraid and ran away the battlefield and the king was jailed into the prison… What happened next? Read the story to know! 

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