This vintage volume contains Andrew Lang’s 1892 work, "The Green Fairy Book". Lang wrote twelve coloured fairy books in total, each of which contain a lovely selection of fairy tales that can be enjoyed by all the family. In total the books comprise 437 fairy tales that originate from, or are inspired by a wide range of cultures and countries. These wonderful fairy tales make for timeless bedtime reading, and will appeal to collectors of fairy-based literature. The stories contained herein include: “The Blue Bird”, “The Half-Chick”, “The Enchanted Watch”, “Rosanella”, “Sylvain and Jocosa”, “Fairy Gifts”, “Prince Featherhead and the Princess Celandine”, “The Three Little Pigs”, “Heart of Ice”, “The Enchanted Ring”, “The Snuff-Box”, and many more. Andrew Lang (1844 - 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, and critic. We are republishing this vintage book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
This book contains a fascinating investigation into the “Gowrie Conspiracy”, by Andrew Lang. The conspiracy concerns the uncanny death of John Ruthven, 3rd Earl of Gowrie, which is shrouded in mystery to this day. This analysis of the notorious event will appeal to those with an interest in historical mysteries, and it is a veritable must-read for those looking for answers to the conspiracy. The chapters of this book include: “The Mystery and the Evidence”, “The Slaughter of the Ruthvens”, “The King’s Own Narrative”, “The Kings Narrative II”, “Henderson’s Narrative”, “The Strange Case of Mr. Robert Oliphant”, etcetera. Andrew Lang (1844 - 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, author, and literary critic. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.