True Story Book (Annotated & Illustrated) by Andrew Lang

True Story Book (Annotated & Illustrated)

byAndrew Lang

Kobo ebook | June 30, 2014

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*This Book is annotated (it contains a detailed biography of the author). 
*An active Table of Contents has been added by the publisher for a better customer experience. 
*This book has been checked and corrected for spelling errors. 

There is not a dragon in the collection, nor even a giant; witches, here, play no part, and almost all the characters are grown up. On the other hand, if we have no fairies, we have princes in plenty, and a sweeter young prince than Tearlach (as far as this part of his story goes) the editor flatters himself that you shall nowhere find, not in Grimm, or Dasent, or Perrault. Still, it cannot be denied that true stories are not so good as fairy tales. They do not always end happily, and, what is worse, they do remind a young student of lessons and schoolrooms. A child may fear that he is being taught under a specious pretence of diversion, and that learning is being thrust on him under the disguise of entertainment. Prince Charlie and Cortés may be asked about in examinations, whereas no examiner has hitherto set questions on 'Blue Beard,' or 'Heart of Ice,' or 'The Red Etin of Ireland.' There is, to be honest, no way of getting over this difficulty. But the editor vows that he does not mean to teach anybody, and he has tried to mix the stories[x] up so much that no clear and consecutive view of history can possibly be obtained from them; moreover, when history does come in, it is not the kind of history favoured most by examiners. They seldom set questions on the conquest of Mexico, for example.

Contents

A Boy among the Red Indians    1

Casanova's Escape    16

Adventures on the Findhorn    29

The Story of Grace Darling    41

The 'Shannon' and the 'Chesapeake'    48

Captain Snelgrave and the Pirates    52

The Spartan Three Hundred    64

Prince Charlie's Wanderings    68

Two Great Matches    105

The Story of Kaspar Hauser    113

An Artist's Adventure    122

The Tale of Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift    132

How Leif the Lucky found Vineland the Good    153

The Escapes of Cervantes    161

The Worthy Enterprise of John Foxe    168

Baron Trenck    176

The Adventure of John Rawlins    186

The Chevalier Johnstone's Escape from Culloden    193

The Adventures of Lord Pitsligo    207

The Escape of Cæsar Borgia from the Castle of Medina del Campo    213

The Kidnapping of the Princes    219

The Conquest of Montezuma's Empire    224

Adventures of Bartholomew Portugues, a Pirate    326

The Return of the French Freebooters    330

 

Title:True Story Book (Annotated & Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 30, 2014Publisher:Consumer Oriented Ebooks PublisherLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990045257884

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