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Scottish Renaissance man Andrew Lang made important contributions in a staggering array of academic and creative disciplines. In addition to publishing many works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, he also was instrumental in the formation of the field of study now known as anthropology and was an important collector of folk tales in Europe and the UK. This volume of collected tales and scholarly analysis offers fascinating insight into the role that dreams and supernatural elements play in folklore and myth
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About the Author
Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 - 20 July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him.Lang was born in Selkirk. He was the eldest of the eight children born to John Lang, the town clerk of Selkirk, and his wife Jane Plenderleath Sellar, who was the daughter of Patrick Sellar, factor to the first duke of Sutherland. On 17 April 1875, he married Leonora Blanche Alleyne, youngest daughter of C. T. Alleyne of Clifton and Barbados. She was (or should have been) variously credited as author, collaborator, or translator of Lang's Color/Rainbow Fairy Books which he edited.