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Andrew Lang

  

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Andrew Lang : Life of Lockhart

Mr Lang sent me several chapters to read in the early summer, which I thought were rather dull - tell it not in Gath - with much virtuous indignation about 'Maga's' personalities.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Margaret Oliphant      Print: Serial / periodicalManuscript: MS chapters of a book

  

Andrew Lang : Life, Letters and Diaries of Sir Stafford Northcote

'Your kind present of Andrew Lang's two volumes has just reached me, and from what I have gleaned by a glimpse of the plates wh. I have opened, I have an intellectual treat for store this evening & subsequent nights'.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: S.P. Oliver      Print: Book

  

Andrew Lang : The Maid of France, being the Story of the Life and Death of Jeanne d'Arc

Henry James, in letter to Edmund Gosse, 9 November 1912, mentions 'having recently read [...] [Andrew Lang's] (in two or three respects so able) Joan of Arc, or Maid of France, and turned over his just-published (I think posthumous) compendium of "English Literature"'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Henry James      Print: Book

  

Andrew Lang : compendium of English literature

Henry James, in letter to Edmund Gosse, 9 November 1912, mentions 'having recently read [...] [Andrew Lang's] (in two or three respects so able) Joan of Arc, or Maid of France, and turned over his just-published (I think posthumous) compendium of "English Literature" [...] The extraordinary inexpensiveness and childishness and impertinence of this latter gave to my sense the measure of a whole side of Lang [goes on to attack Lang's "Scotch provincialism"]'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Henry James      Print: Book

  

Andrew Lang : letter

?You can tell Lang this. I heard from him, and will answer soon.?

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Louis Stevenson      Manuscript: Letter

  

Andrew Lang : Andrew Lang's Fairy Books

'In spite of my vague memories of the South African campaigns, Spion Kop and Magersfontein were hardly more real to me than the battles between giants and mortals in the Andrew Lang fairy-tale books that I began to read soon afterwards.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Vera Brittain      Print: Book

  

Andrew Lang : [article on Montaigne]

'From time to time, Lang writes charming articles in the "Daily News": witness one, a week or so past, on Montaigne: it was a little gem.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Louis Stevenson      Print: Newspaper

  

Andrew Lang : French Peasant Songs.

'Langs French ballads is neatly enough ticked off.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Louis Stevenson      Print: Serial / periodical

  

Andrew Lang : The Library

'Lang's Library is very pleasant reading.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Louis Stevenson      Print: Book

  

Andrew Lang : Story of Joan of Arc, The

'R.H. Robson opened the subject of Joan of Arc by giving a historical sketch of her life & then attempting to "Put her in her Place" which latter process involved a general & interesting discussion the substantial result being that she refused to be so put. Mrs Evans read a fervid passage from De Quincey & H.R. Smith & C.I. Evans gave some estimate of the Lives by Mark Twain & Andrew Lang & read short passages from these works. After supper Mr Graham Mr Pollard Mr Robson & Miss M.B. Smith read in parts most spiritually the first scene from Shaw's St Joan; Mr Evans read from the Epilogue, & another general discussion brought a most fascinating evening to a conclusion.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Charles Evans      Print: Book

  

Andrew Lang : Story of Joan of Arc, The

'R.H. Robson opened the subject of Joan of Arc by giving a historical sketch of her life & then attempting to "Put her in her Place" which latter process involved a general & interesting discussion the substantial result being that she refused to be so put. Mrs Evans read a fervid passage from De Quincey & H.R. Smith & C.I. Evans gave some estimate of the Lives by Mark Twain & Andrew Lang & read short passages from these works. After supper Mr Graham Mr Pollard Mr Robson & Miss M.B. Smith read in parts most spiritually the first scene from Shaw's St Joan; Mr Evans read from the Epilogue, & another general discussion brought a most fascinating evening to a conclusion.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Charles Evans      Print: Book

  

Andrew Lang : [review of New Arabian Nights in Daily News]

'I inclose [sic] a review which Lang sent me, presumably his own and presumably from the Daily News.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Louis Stevenson      Print: Newspaper

  

Andrew Lang : Lectures on Literature

'In one letter, written in June 1893, he logs Swinburne's Poems and Ballads, Lorna Doone ("seventh or eighth time"), Saintsbury's Essays on French Novelists, Dumas's Tulipe Noire, Maupassant, and some poems of Hugo and Gautier. A month later he is reporting on Andrew Lang's Lectures on Literature ("very good"), P. G. Hamerton's Intellectual Life ("excellent"), the poems of Robert Bridges ("very good") Henry James's Madonna of the Future ("peculiar"), R. L. Stevenson's Kidnapped and Master of Ballantrae ("fourth or fifth time"), Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris, and Ibsen's Doll House, League of Youth and Pillars of Society. "I am beginning to like Ibsen more than I did. I understand him better."'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: John Buchan      Print: Book

  

Andrew Lang : History of English Literature from "Beowulf" to Swinburne

'I... am going through an English literature of Kirk's by Andrew Lang. Lang is always charming whatever he does - or "did" as we must unfortunately say, and this book is very good. More a rambling record of personal tastes than a set handbook, but all the better for that reason.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Clive Staples Lewis      Print: Book

  

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