Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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The tales collected for Irish Fairy and Folk Tales all are reprinted from nineteenth-century sources, but they date back much further, to a time when they were part of a centuries-old oral tradition of storytelling and had yet to be committed to the printed page. These are stories that passed down through the ages virtually unaltered in their telling. To those who told and listened to them, they expressed something fundamental about Irish culture and the Irish way of life. The stories in this volume feature a wide variety of fantastic beings, including ghosts, witches, fairies, and changelings, but several feature creatures that are virtually exclusive to Ireland: the banshee, the merrow, the pooka, and the leprechaun. Read these tales of frightening supernatural horrors, brave folk heroes, and everyday people clever enough to outwit the devil, and you'll agree that they could only take place on Irish soil. Irish Fairy and Folk Tales is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an elegantly designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435155930
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 01/02/2015
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: Bonded Leather
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 39,019
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Irish Fairy and Folk Tales 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
A_Metapod_from_Texas More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book, its so beautiful and I loved all the stories in it, they're worth the read and I'm glad I have this book on my shelf.
SLBaron More than 1 year ago
3.5 Not a bad collection by any means, but I think, when I picked this up, I expected more stories about the fairy folk than folk tales about priests and such. It probably goes without saying that my favorite stories involved fairies or giants then! I loved the poem, "The Fairies" by William Allingham, that opens the collection, as I did the stories "The Changling" by Lady Wilde (Oscar Wilde's mother), "The Pooka" by E.W., and "A Legend of Knockmany" by William Carleton. This is an overall good, short read! It's a beautifully designed book as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love irish fairy tales in fact im irish part irish actully