IRISH FAIRY AND FOLK TALES


IRISH FAIRY AND FOLK TALES

JAMES STEPHENS    Book Number: 88562    Product format: Paperback

A contemporary and friend of James Joyce, James Stephens was born in 1882, a writer who found inspiration from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology and legends first heard of in the 11th century. Famously small in stature, Stephens played up to his image as 'The Leprechaun of Irish Literature' and he became a member of the Irish shield-winning gymnastics team. Although not a household name, he was well respected amongst his peers and his many retellings of folk tales earned him the highest praise for their lyricism and humour. These tales are collected here and include a wide variety of characters including warriors and kings, hunters and hags, fairies and magic beings and many tell the stories of the mythical bands of warriors, the Fianna, led by Fionn mac Cumhaill. Learn about the first people of Ireland all coming from 24 couples who accompanied Noah's grandson. Marvel at the faerie enchantments that led to the birth of Bran, the hound of the great leader Fionn, and discover how Fionn met the mother of his son Oisín, who was destined to be the greatest poet in all the land. A treasure trove of classic and timeless stories featuring native Irish expressions and ageless wisdom. 251pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9781838575397
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