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Folk stories about the Irish Christian saints have been known for 1500 years. This collection is a treasure house of the tales according to the old writings and the memory of the people of Ireland. The best known saints are certainly St. Patrick, St. Brendan the Navigator, St. Brigid, and St. Columcille. Lady Gregory has included numerous tales about each of them, as well as stories about the fantastic voyages of the wandering hero, Maeldune. And, as Edward Malins reminds the reader in his foreword of 1972...""She has a poet's ear for the musical rhythms of Gaelic speech.
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"Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (15 March 1852–22 May 1932), née Isabella Augusta Persse, was an Irish dramatist and folklorist. With William Butler Yeats and others, she co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, and wrote numerous short works for both companies. Lady Gregory produced a number of books of retellings of stories taken from Irish mythology. Born into a class that identified closely with British rule, her conversion to cultural nationalism, as evidenced by her writings, was emblematic of many of the changes to occur in Ireland during her lifetime.
Lady Gregory is mainly remembered for her work behind Irish Literary Revival. Her home at Coole Park, County Galway served as an important meeting place for leading Revival figures, and her early work as a member of the board of the Abbey was at least as important for the theatre's development as her creative writings. Her motto was taken from Aristotle: "To think like a wise man, but to express oneself like the common people."" (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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Book Description Colin Smythe Ltd, Gerrards Cross, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Third Edition. The 'Coole Edition' reprint. Introduction by Edward Malins. Very good copy in a similar, price clipped, dust jacket. No inscriptions. 116 pages, frontis. portrait, illus., notes at rear. Approx. size 8" x 5.5". Category: Literature & Literary; Ireland; ISBN: 0900675365. ISBN/EAN: 9780900675362. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 26274. Seller Inventory # 26274