The babes of former generations were certainly lucky, for they possessed quite the best book of nursery rhymes which has ever been published. "The Nursery Rhyme Book" by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke is a complete collection of the old nursery rhymes which have delighted so many generations, adorned with attractive pictures and accompanied by a preface written in one of Mr. Lang's most engaging moods. The preface, of course, is not for the little ones, but for the mothers, whose duty it is to read the rhymes- and show the pictures. We do not know [says Mr. Lang] what poets wrote the old nursery rhymes, but certainly some of them were written down, or even printed, three hun...
Beauty and the Beast - All Four Versions includes the original, adult-oriented edition of the story by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (translated from the French by James Robinson Planche), the simplified and shortened version by Jeanne-Marie Leprince De Beaumont which appeared sixteen years later - the basis for all future versions, the Brothers Grimm adaptation and a somewhat forgotten version by Victorian folklorist and anthropologist Andrew Lang.
Reprint of the standard biography of MacKenzie. Lord Advocate during the reigns of Charles II and James II, MacKenzie persecuted Scottish Presbyterians with such zeal that he was known as "The Bloody MacKenzie." (In many cases, he bent the law to secure a conviction.) Also an important scholar and author, he founded the Advocates Library, which is now the National Library of Scotland. His works include The Laws and Customs of Scotland, In Matters Criminal (1678), which is available as a Lawbook Exchange reprint.
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ÊThe Book of Dreams and GhostsÊis an entertaining horror fiction composed of short stories. The narrations play with readerÕs psychology and drag it to illusions and hallucinations. The author has used a simple plot which is narrated in the plain language. The stories have unnerving twists and turns and seem realistic as different narrators tell their true dreams. Spine chilling.