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Andrew Lang: The Snow-Man

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. The story described the life of a snow-man, his troubles and adventures. The story plunges the readers into the fairy atmosphere. This work of the author has a philosophical point of view. Once upon a time there was a snow-man. He stood at the certain place and wanted to walk… Did he manage his aim? Read the story to know! 

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