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Andrew Lang: The Slaying Of The Tanuki

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. 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. A long time ago, there was a cottage, there lived a man and his wife. It was hidden by forest. In this forest lived Tanuki. He made friends with the angry hare. One day the hare told Tanuki that he must robber the house. Tanuki agreed with the offering… What happened next? Read the story to know! 

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