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Here we have Mr. Lang at his best. . . . The recollections, perhaps, are the best things in the book - of Stevenson, Dr. John Brown, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, all sympathetic, delicate, and perceptive in criticism, reticent to the point of shyness. But the lighter literary essays have that elusive humour of which we have spoken, even in a greater degree than the recollections, and in the " The Boy " Mr. Lang is almost rollicking - for Mr. Lang. This book is annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer. Contents: Preface Chapter I: Adventures Among Books Chapter Ii: Recollections Of Robert Louis Stevenson Chapter Iii: Rab's Friend Chapter Iv: Oliver Wendell Holmes Chapter V: Mr. Morris's Poems Chapter Vi: Mrs. Radcliffe's Novels Chapter Vii: A Scottish Romanticist Of 1830 Chapter Viii: The Confessions Of Saint Augustine Chapter Ix: Smollett Chapter X: Nathaniel Hawthorne Chapter Xi: The Paradise Of Poets Chapter Xii: Paris And Helen Chapter Xiii: Enchanted Cigarettes Chapter Xiv: Stories And Story-Telling (From Strath Naver) Chapter Xv: The Supernatural In Fiction Chapter Xvi: An Old Scottish Psychical Researcher Chapter Xvii: The Boy Footnotes