Old Friends: Essays in Epistolary Parody

Old Friends: Essays in Epistolary Parody

by Andrew Lang


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"Every fancy which dwells much with the un-born and immortal characters of Fiction must ask itself, Did the persons in contemporary novels never meet? In so little a world their paths must often have crossed, their orbits must have inter-sected, though we hear nothing about the adven-ture from the accredited narrators. In historical fiction authors make their people meet real men and women of history-Louis XI., Lazarus, Mary Queen of Scots, General Webbe, Moses, the Man in the Iron Mask, Marie Antoinette; the list is end-less. But novelists, in spite of Mr. Thackeray‟s advice to Alexandre Dumas, and of his own ex-ample in "Rebecca and Rowena," have not intro-duced each other‟s characters."

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ISBN-13: 9798674361725
Publisher: Independently published
Publication date: 08/11/2020
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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