The Strange Story Book

Leonora Blanche LANG (1851 - 1933)

A collection of stories compiled by the widow of the renowned children's short-story collector, Andrew Lang. She describes this as the final installment of his series of fairy stories and includes some of those stories he had not included in other collections. In the preface, she pays tribute to her husband, saying he liked old things more than new, he loved all beasts' because they were beasts', fairies, cricket and dancing. He longed to visit far away places, but hated to travel. But most of all he befriended children wherever he went and they shared stories with him. Only his own children mocked him. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface by Mrs. Andrew Lang Kalyn Heminger
00:12:11
Play 01 The Drowned Buccaneer Aaron M. Lebowitz
00:36:18
Play 02 The Perplexity of Zadig Sheri Elizabeth
00:06:49
Play 03 The Return of the Dead Wife aishah143
00:08:08
Play 04 Young Amazon Snell NoelBadrian
00:22:40
Play 05 The Good Sir James Ulrike Denis
00:10:37
Play 06 Rip van Winkle Diane Neigebauer
00:26:05
Play 07 The Wonderful Basket NoelBadrian
00:10:43
Play 08 The Escape of the Galley-Slaves Kalynda
00:10:26
Play 09 The Beaver and the Porcupine EmmaS
00:10:31
Play 10 An Old-World Ghost Lynne T
00:08:22
Play 11 The Gentleman Highwayman drwebber
00:17:03
Play 12 The Vision of the Pope Christine Lehman
00:03:55
Play 13 Growing-up-like-one-who-has-a-grandmother Aaron M. Lebowitz
00:18:16
Play 14 The Handless Brigade Kathleen Moore
00:08:47
Play 15 The Son of the Wolf Chief Susan Bell
00:11:10
Play 16 Blind Jack of Knaresborough Susan Bell
00:28:11
Play 17 Blind Jack Again Susan Bell
00:16:16
Play 18 The Story of Djun Matthew Datcher
00:15:06
Play 19 What Became of Owen Parfitt? Teresa McPeat
00:11:09
Play 20 Blackskin JoeBlu
00:15:27
Play 21 The Pets of Aurore Dupin JoeBlu
00:15:36
Play 22 The Trials of M. Deschartres Ulrike Denis
00:17:08
Play 23 Aurore at Play deongines
00:36:02
Play 24 How Aurore Learned to Ride Ulrike Denis
00:13:41
Play 25 Land-Otter the Indian Kathleen Moore
00:07:42
Play 26 The Disinheriting of a Son Kathleen Moore
00:10:10
Play 27 The Siege of Rhodes DebK
00:21:42
Play 28 The Princess of Babylon Kathrine Engan
00:39:37
Play 29 The Adventures of Fire-Drill's Son Aaron M. Lebowitz
00:16:08
Play 30 The Strange Story of Elizabeth Canning Kathleen Moore
00:23:45
Play 31 Mrs. Veal's Ghost Kathleen Moore
00:18:43
Play 32 The Chief's Daughter Omar H. Eldahan
00:13:36
Play 33 The Boyhood of a Painter 3Dad
00:19:07
Play 34 The Adventures of a Spanish Nun Christine Lehman
00:33:46