Old Friends, Essays in Epistolary Parody

Andrew LANG (1844 - 1912)

"Every fancy which dwells much with the unborn and immortal characters of Fiction must ask itself, Did the persons in contemporary novels never meet? In so little a world their paths must often have crossed, their orbits must have intersected, though we hear nothing about the adventure from the accredited narrators. In historical fiction authors make their people meet real men and women of history—Louis XI., Lazarus, Mary Queen of Scots, General Webbe, Moses, the Man in the Iron Mask, Marie Antoinette; the list is endless. But novelists, in spite of Mr. Thackeray’s advice to Alexandre Dumas, and of his own example in “Rebecca and Rowena,” have not introduced each other’s characters" (from the Introduction). In this volume, Andrew Lang shows, what a letter from one fictional character to another might look like.

Genre(s): Epistolary Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Friends in Fiction BettyB
00:27:16
Play 02 Chapter I Availle
00:04:21
Play 03 Chapter II Kristin Gjerløw
00:06:03
Play 04 Chapter III Julia Niedermaier
00:06:02
Play 05 Chapter IV Diella Noffke
00:07:11
Play 06 Chapter V Availle
00:06:36
Play 07 Chapter VI Anna Simon
00:09:38
Play 08 Chapter VII Kristin Gjerløw
Diella Noffke
00:19:59
Play 09 Chapter VIII Kalynda
00:06:32
Play 10 Chapter IX TriciaG
Crln Yldz Ksr
00:08:55
Play 11 Chapter X Larry Wilson
00:07:56
Play 12 Chapter XI chocmuse
00:05:49
Play 13 Chapter XII TriciaG
Peter John Keeble
00:11:02
Play 14 Chapter XIII Crln Yldz Ksr
Kristin Gjerløw
00:07:48
Play 15 Chapter XIV Larry Wilson
00:02:37
Play 16 Chapter XV Group 00:12:19
Play 17 Chapter XVI Anna Simon
TriciaG
00:04:27
Play 18 Chapter XVII Availle
00:05:42
Play 19 Chapter XVIII TriciaG
Crln Yldz Ksr
00:09:51
Play 20 Chapter XIX Karen Savage
00:03:59
Play 21 Chapter XX Anna Simon
Availle
00:11:11
Play 22 Chapter XXI Group 00:11:53
Play 23 Chapter XXII Crln Yldz Ksr
00:14:02
Play 24 Chapter XXIII Anna Simon
00:05:14