Highways and Byways in the Border

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Sprache - Englisch

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"Highways and Byways in the Border" is a fictional travel literature, written by Andrew Lang and John Lang. Andrew Gabriel Lang is a prolific Scots man of letters, a poet, a novelist, a literary critic, and a contributor to anthropology. In the book, the author gives a vivid illustration of some of the great memories, legends, ballads, and nature of the border.


About the Author

Andrew Lang (1844–1912) was a versatile Scottish scholar renowned for his work as a poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to anthropology. He now is best recognized for his role as a collector and publisher of folk and fairy tales. A prolific author, Lang's extensive bibliography includes works ranging from his famous 'Fairy Books' series to tomes on mythology, history, and anthropology. 'Highways and Byways in the Border,' published in 1913 after his death, illustrates Lang's enchantment with the Scottish borders, rich with historical anecdotes and local traditions, reflecting his deep appreciation for folklore and storytelling. He was among the first to take a serious approach to the study of myth and folklore; his 'Custom and Myth' (1884) and 'Myth, Ritual, and Religion' (1887) demonstrate this interest. Lang's literary style often blends a scrupulous attention to detail, a characteristic of his academic background, with a whimsical narrative voice that enlivens his storytelling. His work laid the groundwork for future folklorists and cultural historians, combining rigorous scholarship with accessible writing, broadening interest in cultural mythology and fairy tales. His collaboration with illustrators such as H. J. Ford for the 'Fairy Books' left a lasting visual legacy accompanying his literary contributions. Lang was also a gifted polyglot, translating works from ancient Greek and other languages into English, underscoring his facility with language and his broad scholarly reach.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 370 Pages

Filesize: 13.3 MB

ISBN: 8596547044260

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