This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.
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The two volumes of Celtic folk tales collected by the leading British folklorist Joseph Jacobs (1854–1916) introduced the children of the world to the special vision and color, the unique magic of the Celtic folk imagination.
The 26 stories of "Guleesh," "The Horned Women," "King O'Toole and His Goose," "The Sea-Maiden," "The Shee An Gannon and the Gruagach Gaire," "The Lad with the Goat-Skin," the legendary "Dierdre," "Beth Gellert," and the other wonderful characters, the curses and hexes, the broken promises and granted wishes are accompanied by eight full-page plates, 37 drawings, and decorated capitals and endpieces that help make this book the charming one that generations of youngsters have proclaimed it to be.
A pre-eminent Australian scholar and literary critic, Jacobs published books on Jewish history and tradition. He compiled five volumes of English, Celtic, Indian, and European folktales and stories and is best known for his contribution to juvenile literature.
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 136 pages. 10.00x8.00x0.31 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1470179830