This Halcyon Classics collection contains fourteen classic Irish fairy tales collected and edited by William Butler Yeats. Yeats is well-known as one of the foremost figures of 20th-Century English-language poetry, drama, and literature. Yeats (1865-1939) is probably best known for his poetry, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923, the first Irish writer so honored.
Yeats was born and educated in Dublin, studying poetry in his youth. From an early age he was fascinated by both Irish legends and the occult. Those topics feature in the first phase of his work, which lasted roughly until the turn of the century. His earliest volume of poetry was published in 1889. Yeats was also an important figure in the Irish Literary Revival, and a fervent Irish nationalist as well.
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Land and Water Fairies
The Fairies' Dancing-Place
The Rival Kempers
The Young Piper
A Fairy Enchantment
Teigue Of The Lee
The Fairy Greyhound
The Lady Of Gollerus
The Devil's Mill
Fergus O'mara And The Air-Demons
The Man Who Never Knew Fear
Seanchan The Bard And The King Of The Cats
Owney And Owney-Na-Peak
Kings And Warriors
The Knighting Of Cuculain
The Little Weaver Of Duleek Gate
Classification Of Irish Fairies
Authorities On Irish Folklore