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.
The Princess Who Was Hidden Underground is a famous German fairy Tale by Andrew Lang. This story is about a king who has three sons. Once king divided his property; the older two squandered theirs and soon had nothing, but the youngest son was cunning and clever and soon became rich. He had an underground castle built, but killed the architect and had his daughter imprisoned. The youngest son said that whoever could find her would marry her, but whoever tried and failed would die. Who is able to find a daughter? Read this attractive story in order to know the end!