Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales (Illustrated)

Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales (Illustrated)

by Joseph Jacobs, John D. Batten
     
 

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The superiority of Celtic folk tales is due as much to the conditions under which they have been collected, as to any innate superiority of the folk imagination. The folk tale in England is in the last stages of exhaustion.
The Celtic folk tales have been collected while the practice of storytelling is still in full vigor, though there is every sign that its term

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The superiority of Celtic folk tales is due as much to the conditions under which they have been collected, as to any innate superiority of the folk imagination. The folk tale in England is in the last stages of exhaustion.
The Celtic folk tales have been collected while the practice of storytelling is still in full vigor, though there is every sign that its term of life is already numbered. The more the reason why they should be collected and put on record while there is yet time.

On the whole, the industry of the collectors of Celtic folklore is to be commended, as may be seen from the survey of it I have prefixed to the Notes and References at the end of the volume.

The following Celtic folk tales and fairy tales are found in this edition:

CONRLA AND THE FAIRY MAIDEN
GULEESH
The Field of Boliauns
The Horned Women
Conall Yellowclaw
HUDDEN and DUDDEN AND DONALD O'NEARY
The Shepherd of Myddvai
The Sprightly Tailor
The Story of Deirdre
MUNACHAR AND MANACHAR
Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree
King O'Toole and his Goose
The Wooing of Olwen
Jack and his Comrades
The Shee an Gannon and the Gruagach Gaire
The Story-Teller at Fault
The Sea-Maiden
A Legend of Knockmany
Fair, Brown, and Trembling
Jack and his Master
Beth Gellert
The Tale of Ivan
Andrew Coffey
The Battle of the Birds
Brewery of Eggshells
The Lad with the Goat-Skin

The stories are followed by Notes and References.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015890518
Publisher:
Balefire Publishing
Publication date:
10/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
310
File size:
20 MB
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