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Andrew Lang: Spindle, Shuttle, And Needle

Language:
English
Genres:
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. "Spindle, Shuttle and Needle" is a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm and included it in the Andrew Lang’s "Yellow Fairy Book". The narrative follows a young girl. She became an orphan when she was a child, so she was brought up by her godmother, who died as well. She was left alone with a house, spindle, shuttle and needle to make her living. That was just enough for the time being. But what is a fairy tale without some life changing twist, and a prince charming involved in it?  

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