Irish Folk Tales [NOOK Book]

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Robust and funny, sorrowful and heroic, this collection of 125 lively tales tells the story of Ireland. Spanning the centuries from the first wars of the ancient Irish kings through the Celtic Renaissance of Yeats to our own time, they are set in cities, villages, fields and forestsfrom the wild Gaelic western coast to the modern streets of Dublin and Belfast.
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Irish Folk Tales

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Overview

Robust and funny, sorrowful and heroic, this collection of 125 lively tales tells the story of Ireland. Spanning the centuries from the first wars of the ancient Irish kings through the Celtic Renaissance of Yeats to our own time, they are set in cities, villages, fields and forestsfrom the wild Gaelic western coast to the modern streets of Dublin and Belfast.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307828248
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/19/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 597,284
  • Age range: 3 months - 18 years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Henry Glassie is a folklorist and emeritus College Professor of Folklore at Indiana University. He has written nearly twenty books on folklore of the areas of Ireland, Turkey, Bangladesh, and the United States, three of which have been named by The New York Times as "Notable Books of the Year."

Glassie served as the state folklorist for Pennsylvania, received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was a president of the American Folklore Society and the Vernacular Architecture Forum. He was nominated to the National Council on the Humanities by President Bill Clinton on which he served in 2001.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2009

    A taste of the "old sod"

    I picked this book up from many in the Irish section as St. Patrick's day neared. It is VERY useful as a book to pick up when you want to relax and feel good. The stories are easy to read and involve all the aspects of Ireland which are endearing. It made me want to visit there even more than I wanted to before.

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