Myths and folk-lore of Ireland. By: Jeremiah Curtin (Original Version)

Myths and folk-lore of Ireland. By: Jeremiah Curtin (Original Version)

by Jeremiah Curtin


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Jeremiah Curtin (6 September 1835 - 14 December 1906) was an American translator and folklorist. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Curtin spent his early life in what is now, Greendale, Wisconsin and later graduated from Harvard College in 1863. In 1864 he went to Russia, where he worked for the U.S. legation and as a translator. He left Russia in 1877, stayed a year in London, and returned to the United States, where he worked for the Bureau of American Ethnology.
His specialties were his work with American Indian languages and Slavic languages.
In addition to publishing collections of fairy tales and folklore and writings about his travels, Curtin translated a number of volumes by Henryk Sienkiewicz, including his Trilogy set in the 17th-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, a couple of volumes on contemporary Poland, and, most famously and profitably, Quo Vadis (1897). He also published an English version of Bolesław Prus' only historical novel, Pharaoh, under the title The Pharaoh and the Priest (1902).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539936282
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/05/2016
Pages: 126
Sales rank: 785,005
Product dimensions: 7.99(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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