Irish Fairy Tales

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Joseph Jacobs, Jennifer Chandler
Wordsworth Editions, Jan 1, 2001 - Fiction - 232 pages
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The captivating Irish stories collected in this new edition include both comic tales such as Paddy O'Kelly and the Weasel, and tales of heroes from ancient literature such as How Cormac Mac Art went to Faery. By turns funny, fantastical and mysterious, the stories are matched in liveliness by the original illustrations of John D. Batten. It would be hard to find a better introduction for children to the special magic of Celtic storytelling. The stories in this book are taken from Joseph Jacob's classic two-volume collection Celtic Fairy Tales (1891-2) and More Celtic Fairy Tales (1894)
  

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User Review  - Dana - Goodreads

There's a line in Buffy that goes "Now I know why you like this stuff. It's like reading The Sun." That is how I feel about this book. Irish Fairy Tales are hard to read. They jump all over the map ... Read full review

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User Review  - وسام الدين محمد - Goodreads

Actually, i like Irish folklore, so i like this book. Read full review

Contents

Connla and the Fairy Maiden
9
The Field ofBoliauns
29
Hudden and Dudden and Donald ONeary
35
The Story ofDeirdre
42
Munachar and Manachar 5 7
57
Jack and his Comrades
66
The Shee an Gannon and the Gruagach Gaire
73
The Storyteller at Fault
80
Jack and his Master
108
Andrew Coffey
115
The Lad with the Goatskin
120
Jack the Cunning Thief
138
The Vision of MacConglinney
157
The Story of the McAndrew Family
181
Smallhead and the Kings Sons
201
The Legend ofKnockgrafton
218

A Legend ofKnockmany
89
Fair Brown and Trembling
98

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About the author (2001)

Joseph Jacobs was born in Sydney, Australia on August 29, 1854. After graduating from Cambridge University in 1876, he pursued a full and varied career, writing many essays for various periodicals including a famous series in 1882 on the Russian persecutions of the Jews. He also made his influence felt as a Jew by editing the first issues of The Jewish Yearbook (1896--99), serving as president of the Jewish Historical Society, and editing The Jewish Encyclopedia. He later served as professor of English at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. His interest in folklore grew out of his studies in anthropology. From 1890 to 1893, he edited Folk Lore, a British journal on the subject. He also edited the Arabian Nights and Aesop's Fables and produced a series of fairy tale books. These fairy tale collections were the result of regular research in folklore, literature, anthropology, and other fields, and they are, perhaps, the works for which he is best remembered today. While other collectors of English folk tales rewrote or left out the crude language of the originals, he brought the vigor of colloquial English into his folk tale collections, and such memorable phrases as Fee-fi-fo-fum and chinny chin chin remain the strength of his contributions. He died on January 30, 1916.

Jennifer Chandler graduated at the top of her class with Le Grand Diplome and a Mention Tres Bien in Pastry from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She is a full-time mom to two little girls in Memphis, Tennessee, and is a freelance magazine writer, and the author of "Simply Salads, ""Simply Suppers", " "and" Simply Grilling".

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