Angling Sketches

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Oct 31, 2006 - Nature - 204 pages
'Angling Sketches'', published in 1895, shows Andrew's wide-ranging and comprehensive study of nature. It describes how something mysterious happened to the fish in the lakes and lagoons of Scotland. It changed their normal behavior and the way they tasted. An interesting and worth-reading narrative.
 

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Contents

Chapter I
1
Chapter V
66
Chapter VI
94
Chapter VII
109
Chapter VIII
123
Chapter IX
147
Chapter X
184
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Andrew Lang was born at Selkirk in Scotland on March 31, 1844. He was a historian, poet, novelist, journalist, translator, and anthropologist, in connection with his work on literary texts. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy, St. Andrews University, and Balliol College, Oxford University, becoming a fellow at Merton College. His poetry includes Ballads and Lyrics of Old France (1872), Ballades in Blue China (1880--81), and Grass of Parnassus (1888--92). His anthropology and his defense of the value of folklore as the basis of religion is expressed in his works Custom and Myth (1884), Myth, Ritual and Religion (1887), and The Making of Religion (1898). He also translated Homer and critiqued James G. Frazer's views of mythology as expressed in The Golden Bough. He was considered a good historian, with a readable narrative style and knowledge of the original sources including his works A History of Scotland (1900-7), James VI and the Gowrie Mystery (1902), and Sir George Mackenzie (1909). He was one of the most important collectors of folk and fairy tales. His collections of Fairy books, including The Blue Fairy Book, preserved and handed down many of the better-known folk tales from the time. He died of angina pectoris on July 20, 1912.

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