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Andrew Lang: The Husband of the Rat's Daughter

Language:
English
Genres:
Childrens Fiction

Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist, and literary critic. Although he did not collect the stories himself from oral primary sources only Madame d'Aulnoy and Lang had collected tales from such a large variety of sources, which made the collections immensely influential. The Husband of the Rat's Daughter is a Japanese fairy tale. Andrew Lang included it in The Brown Fairy Book. In Andrew Lang's The Brown Fairy Book, in the tale "The Husband of the Rat's Daughter",Two rats had a remarkably beautiful daughter. In some variants, the father would have been happy to marry her to a rat of finer family, but the mother did not want her daughter to marry a mere rat; in others, they both agreed that she must marry the greatest being in the world. Whom do the rats first offer their daughter's hand in marriage to? How will the story end? Read the story to find out.

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