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About fairy tales
People have been telling each other fairy tales since ancient times. A very significant literature genre, fairy tales are present in all cultures around the world. In comparison to myths and legends, the time and place of occurrence in fairy tales are not defined. The characteristics of fairy tales include the appearance of fantastic elements in the form of talking animals, magic, witches and giants, knights and heroes. It wasn't until the 17th century that fairy tales in Europe were written down and preserved for future generations.
Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 - 20
July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, and literary critic. Born
in Selkirk, Lang was the oldest among eight siblings. After
graduating, he began to publish his works, showing he was a gifted
journalist, poet, and writer.