Originally published in 1892, this beautifully written collection of Celtic fairy tales is bound to enrapture. Filled to the brim with, as Joseph Jacob says, both the best, and the best known folk-tales of the Celts,” this is the first of his two collections of Celtic folklore.
Included in this charming collection are tales of romance, tales that will make you laugh, and tales with sadness intertwined. The twenty-six story medley includes:
The Shepherd of Myddvai”
The Story of Deirdre”
The Wooing of Olwen”
Jack and his Master”
The Battle of the Birds”
The Lad with the Goat-Skin”
And many more!
The magic of these stories is brought to life with fantastical sketches by John D. Batten that are interspersed throughout the pages, including eight full-page illustrations. The wonder, witchcraft, and magic found in Celtic tales are sure to enrapture all readers, young and old alike.
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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.
Joseph Jacobs (1854 1916) was a folklorist, critic, and historian. He is the editor of numerous fairy tale collections, including English Fairy Tales, Indian Fairy Tales, and European Folk and Fairy Tales. He is now deceased.
John D. Batten (1860 1932) was a book illustrator and printer as well as a painter. He contributed illustrations to a number of Joseph Jacobs’s fairy tale collections, including English Fairy Tales, Indian Fairy Tales, and European Folk and Fairy Tales. He is now deceased.
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