Old Celtic Romances: Tales from Irish Mythology

Old Celtic Romances: Tales from Irish Mythology

by P. W. Joyce
     
 

Abounding with brave warriors, fair maidens, monsters, and mermaids, the 13 stories in this volume of Celtic mythology include "The Fate of the Children of Lir," "The Overflowing of Lough Neagh," "Connla of the Golden Hair and the Fairy Maiden," "The Fairy Palace of the Quicken Trees," and 9 others.

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Abounding with brave warriors, fair maidens, monsters, and mermaids, the 13 stories in this volume of Celtic mythology include "The Fate of the Children of Lir," "The Overflowing of Lough Neagh," "Connla of the Golden Hair and the Fairy Maiden," "The Fairy Palace of the Quicken Trees," and 9 others.

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An anthology of 13 stories that Joyce (1827-1914) selected and translated from Gaelic manuscripts at Trinity College and the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. Most are familiar to scholars of Irish or Celtic mythology. The English is slightly stilted, but quite readable. Rather than explain how to pronounce the Irish names, he writes them phonetically in English and appends a list of correspondences; footnotes explain peculiar references. The reprint is from the third, expanded edition published by Longman, Green in London; the 1879 and 1894 editions were published by David Nutt, London. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486416090
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/22/2001
Series:
Celtic, Irish Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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