Prince Charles Edward (1900)
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Published in 1900, this biography is the finest historical work of the poet, journalist, folklorist and historian Andrew Lang (1844- 1912), once described as 'the greatest bookman of his age and, after Stevenson, the last great man of letters of the old Scottish tradition'. Despite his Jacobitism, Lang offers a dispassionate, detailed portrait of Charles that aims to place historical truth above sentiment and actually favours the Old Pretender above the romantic adventurer. Facsimile reprint. No jacket.