Andrew Lang

Standard Name: Lang, Andrew


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Cultural formation Naomi Mitchison
NM 's mother brought her up as agnostic and she was aesthetically repelled by Presbyterianism. However, she felt tensions in herself between the Haldane scientific rationalism and an irrational streak of her own, which connected...
Education Jean Rhys
At a very young age, JR imagined that God was a book. She was so slow to read that her parents were concerned, but then suddenly found herself able to read even the longer words...
Education Iris Tree
In her early childhood, she read Andrew Lang 's fairy tales, and particularly his Brown Fairy Book (1904). She learned history from the plays of Shakespeare , with which she became familiar in her many...
Education Susan Tweedsmuir
She was, however, always reading as a child: she and her sister had few books, but knew by heart whole chapters of the ones they did have. As a child Susan hated Mrs Mortimer 's...
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothea Du Bois
This most sensational trial of the mid-century was reported in detail by the Gentleman's Magazine the following year, and used in more or less avowed fictions by Eliza Haywood in Memoirs of an Unfortunate Young...
Friends, Associates Martin Ross
While in Scotland she met Andrew Lang , who questioned her about her role in her joint authorship with Somerville; she was impressed with his personal knowledge of people she regarded as real authors.
Collis, Maurice. Somerville and Ross: A Biography. Faber and Faber.
Friends, Associates Rhoda Broughton
RB 's vitality, sincerity, and pungent wit gained her the friendship of some of the most notable people of her day.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder.
Her wide circle of friends and acquaintances included Henry James (the two became extremely...
Friends, Associates Alice Meynell
Following her early conquest of Tennyson , AM went on to develop a large circle of literary acquaintances. Callers on the Meynells at Palace Court included Irish writer Katharine Tynan , Aubrey Beardsley (while he...
Friends, Associates Violet Hunt
Friends of VH 's family included John Ruskin , Edward Burne-Jones , John Millais , Dante Gabriel Rossetti , Robert Browning , and Christina Rossetti , who read Violet's early poems. VH also met and...
Friends, Associates May Kendall
MK began publishing in 1885. During this decade she became friends with classical scholar and poet Andrew Lang , who advanced her career as a writer.
Birch, Catherine Elizabeth. Evolutionary Feminism in Late-Victorian Women’s Poetry: Mathilde Blind, Constance Naden and May Kendall. University of Birmingham.
Although she was never part of a literary...
Friends, Associates Rosamund Marriott Watson
Andrew Lang played an important role in introducing Rosamund Tomson to literary circles, where she became known not only for her talent, but also for her beauty. Linda K. Hughes calls her the female counterpart...
Friends, Associates Rosamund Marriott Watson
According to Angela Leighton , the social scandal that erupted in the wake of RMW 's adultery and second divorce not only created a rift in private between the writer and many of her friends...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Bowen
The story Mysterious Kor, with its fine pen-picture of the Regent's Park area of London, with its tall eighteenth-century houses blacked out as a precaution against bombers but brilliantly lit by moonlight, is...
Intertextuality and Influence Violet Hunt
Acquainted with Andrew Lang through her mother 's social circle, VH shaped her own poetry under his influence. Partly because of Lang's connections, her romantic poem The Death of the Shameful Knight was published in...
Intertextuality and Influence May Kendall
Lang encouraged her to publish, as well as offering commentary on her poetry and printing her poems in his Longman's column, At the Sign of the Ship.
Birch, Catherine Elizabeth. Evolutionary Feminism in Late-Victorian Women’s Poetry: Mathilde Blind, Constance Naden and May Kendall. University of Birmingham.
The novel fuses Lang 's knowledge...


November 1882: The first issue of the monthly Longman's...

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November 1882

The first issue of the monthlyLongman's Magazine was published.

1889: Andrew Lang and his wife Leonora published...

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Andrew Lang and his wife Leonora published the first of their series of fairy volumes: The Blue Fairy Book. Other colours followed.


Kendall, May, and Andrew Lang. That Very Mab. Longmans, Green and Co.,