Overview

There is not a dragon in the collection, nor even a giant; witches, here, play no part, and almost all the characters are grown up. On the other hand, if we have no fairies, we have princes in plenty, and a sweeter young prince than Tearlach (as far as this part of his story goes) the editor flatters himself that you shall nowhere find, not in Grimm, or Dasent, or Perrault. Still, it cannot be denied that true stories are not so good as fairy tales. They do not always end happily, and, what is worse, they do ...
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The True Story Book

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Overview

There is not a dragon in the collection, nor even a giant; witches, here, play no part, and almost all the characters are grown up. On the other hand, if we have no fairies, we have princes in plenty, and a sweeter young prince than Tearlach (as far as this part of his story goes) the editor flatters himself that you shall nowhere find, not in Grimm, or Dasent, or Perrault. Still, it cannot be denied that true stories are not so good as fairy tales. They do not always end happily, and, what is worse, they do remind a young student of lessons and schoolrooms... There is, to be honest, no way of getting over this difficulty. But the editor vows that he does not mean to teach anybody, and he has tried to mix the stories up so much that no clear and consecutive view of history can possibly be obtained from them; moreover, when history does come in, it is not the kind of history favoured most by examiners. They seldom set questions on the conquest of Mexico, for example.


Contents

A Boy among the Red Indians
Casanova's Escape
Adventures on the Findhorn
The Story of Grace Darling
The 'Shannon' and the 'Chesapeake'
Captain Snelgrave and the Pirates
The Spartan Three Hundred
Prince Charlie's Wanderings
Two Great Matches
The Story of Kaspar Hauser
An Artist's Adventure
The Tale of Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift
How Leif the Lucky found Vineland the Good
The Escapes of Cervantes
The Worthy Enterprise of John Foxe
Baron Trenck
The Adventure of John Rawlins
The Chevalier Johnstone's Escape from Culloden
The Adventures of Lord Pitsligo
The Escape of C├Žsar Borgia from the Castle of Medina del Campo
The Kidnapping of the Princes
The Conquest of Montezuma's Empire
Adventures of Bartholomew Portugues, a Pirate
The Return of the French Freebooters
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013620216
  • Publisher: Syed Arshad Gillani
  • Publication date: 8/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 801 KB

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