The Red True Story BookEdited by Andrew Lang
Illustrated by Henry Ford
Andrew Lang's famous colored Fairy Books were in fact only part, rather less than half, of a larger series of storybooks for children. Among the lesser-known books of the series are two collections of true stories. Here there are no fairies, no witches, no giants, but there is a beautiful maiden who, though not a princess, is honest, strong, brave, and beloved by all who know her. Joining her in this collection are soldiers, sailors, pirates, adventurers and explorers. There are brave men fighting for king and country, explorers crossing vast deserts and uncharted seas, and ordinary men and women who did the right thing, even when it was dangerous.
Among the stories in this volume are the mutiny on the Bounty; the gallant attempt by Bonnie Prince Charlie to reclaim his family's throne; the conquest of Peru; sagas of the Vikings; tales from Froissart, the chivalrous chronicler of the Hundred Years' War; the life of Joan of Arc; and the adventures of Napoleon's general Marbot with his faithful mare Lisette.
427 pages. 8.5" by 5.5"
A full list of children's books edited by Andrew Lang can be found here.
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