Born in Scotland in 1844, he studied at St. Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford. Andrew Lang was a journalist, poet, editor, literary critic, and translator, historian, novelist, and author of books on religion. He and his wife wrote many fine collections of legends and stories. 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. He died in 1912.