Andrew Lang was born on March 31, 1844 in Selkirk, Scotland, the eldest of eight children. He attended Selkirk Grammar School and eventually Balliol College at Oxford.Lang was a noted historian, critic, poet, journalist and one of the most prolific and versatile authors of his time. Writing steadily from 1863 to 1912, he is principally known for writing folklore, mythology, religion and collecting his series of twelve fairy books from 1889 to 1910. Andrew married Leonora Blanche Alleyne in 1875. He died from angina pectoris on July 20, 1912 in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at the age of 68 and is buried at St. Andrews.
The Arabian Nightsby Andrew Lang
One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries across the Middle East and South Asia. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient Arabia and Yemen, ancient Indian literature and Persian literature, ancient Egyptian literature and Mesopotamian mythology, ancient Syria and Asia Minor, and medieval Arabic folk stories from the Caliphate era. Though the oldest Arabic manuscript dates from the fourteenth century, scholarship generally dates the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900.
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