Adventures among Books
By Andrew Lang
Of the Essays in this volume "Adventures among Books," and
"Rab's Friend," appeared in Scribner's Magazine; and "Recollections of
Robert Louis Stevenson" (to the best of the author's memory) in The North
American Review. The Essay on "Smollett" was in the Anglo-Saxon,
which has ceased to appear; and the shorter papers, such as "The Confessions of
Saint Augustine," in a periodical styled Wit and Wisdom. For "The Poems
of William Morris" the author has to thank the Editor of Longman's Magazine;
for "The Boy," and "Mrs. Radcliffe's Novels," the Proprietors of The Cornhill
Magazine; for "Enchanted Cigarettes," and possibly for "The Supernatural in
Fiction," the Proprietors of The Idler. The portrait, after Sir William
Richmond, R.A., was done about the time when most of the Essays were
written--and that was not yesterday.
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