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The Book of Saints and Heroes Hardcover – May 1, 2006

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About the Author

Andrew Lang was a journalist, poet, editor, literary critic, and translator, and historian. Born in Scotland in 1844, he studied at St. Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford. Lang spent much of his life in London, writing for the Morning Post and for the Daily News, and working as the literary editor of Longman’s Magazine. Lang wrote novels and works of poetry, many books on religion and culture, and even translated the Iliad and the Odyssey. By the time of his death in 1912, Andrew Lang was widely known as a versatile, prodigious scholar. But today, Lang is remembered not so much for his scholarship as for the many fine collections of legends and stories he compiled with the assistance of Lenora, his wife. The Book of Saints and Heroes is one of the best of them.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 325 pages
  • Publisher: Sophia Institute Press; First Edition edition (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933184132
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933184135
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,593,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Ana Braga-Henebry VINE VOICE on August 2, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This a reprint of a book that was written about 100 years ago, and yet, when do stories of saints, heroes, chivalry and adventure become old? In the preface, husband and wife Andrew and Lenora Lang explain how legends full of wonderful and sometimes imaginary creatures and events entered the stories of the saints of the Church.

The language is very suitable for reading aloud, and the saints come alive from different countries, cultures and centuries. Some of the lesser-known saints whose stories are beautifully told in this book include Saints Dorothea, Malchus, Germanus, Cuthbert, Columba, Senan, Dunstan, Collete, and more!

Our homeschool children enjoy listening the lives of the saints immensely, especially when they can inspire the imagination, the spirit, and challenge our discoveries in history and geography. Indeed, the Book of Saints and Heroes can do just that, and it has been placed in our waiting list for saints read-alouds! This will make an excellent gift
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This collection of saints stories is well done. It includes some saints who are little known, such as St. Richard of Chichester and St. Germanus. The illustrations inside are lovely pen and ink (no color). Definitely worth adding to your collection.

One Caveat: the language and attention to historical and geographical detail make it suitable for ages 12 and up, perhaps a little younger (10) for reading aloud.
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Format: Paperback
I can't recommend this edition enough ! You will thoroughly enjoy this great work ! From cover to cover you will be up reading till its finished finally putting it back on the shelf is like leaving an old friend. All of his works have been amazing !
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