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In Wicklow and West Kerry

By: Synge, John M.

Description: This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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Irish Fairy Tales

By: Stephens, James

Description: A collection of Irish Fairy tales and Folk legends with illustration

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The Crock of Gold

By: Stephens, James

Description: IN the centre of the pine wood called Coilla Doraca there lived not long ago two Philosophers. They were wiser than anything else in the world except the Salmon who lies in the pool of Glyn Cagny into which the nuts of knowledge fall from the hazel bush on its bank. He, of course, is the most profound of living creatures, but the two Philosophers are next to him in wisdom. Their faces looked as though they were made of parchment, there was ink under their na...

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Legends and Stories of Ireland

By: Lover, Samuel

Description: Legends and Stories of Ireland by Samuel Lover An early 19th century collection of comic Irish short stories. Most of the stories are given in the manner of the peasantry; and this has led to some peculiarities that might be objected to, were not the cause explained--namely, frequent digressions in the course of the narrative, occasional adjurations, and certain words unusually spelt. As regards the first, I beg to answer, that the stories would be deficie...

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Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts

By: Kennedy, Patrick

Description: Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts by Patrick Kennedy A huge collection of Irish folklore and legends, up through Christian times. About the Author: Kennedy, Patrick (1801–73), Irish folklorist, Dublin bookseller, and collector and preserver of the varied tales of County Wexford. Author of the important Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts (1866), Kennedy is thought of as one of the fathers of the Irish folklore revival and is thus associated with the...

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Fairies

By: Faulding, Gertrude M.

Description: Hardcover reprint of the original 1913 edition; hardbound in brown cloth with gold stamped lettering, 8vo - 6x9. This item is printed on demand. All of the pages are printed in full color as exact images of the original pages. This collector quality facsimile is crafted to hold its own in a library of first editions. Book Information: Faulding, Gertrude M.. Fairies . Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2014. Original Publishing: Faulding, Gertrude M.. Fairi...

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The King of Ireland's Son

By: Colum, Padraic

Description: Noted Irish author's selection of favorite tales from the Emerald Isle, brimming with sly humor, whimsy, and imagination. Fedelma, the Enchanter's Daughter, When the King of the Cats Came to King Connal's Dominion, The Town of the Red Castle, The King of the Land of Mist, and 3 more. 9 full-page illustrations.

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Tom Tit Tot, An Essay on Savage Philosophy in Folk-Tale

By: Clodd, Edward

Description: IN commenting on the prominent example of the conversion of the old epics into allegories which is supplied by Tennyson's Idylls of the King, whereby the legends 'lose their dream reality without gaining the reality of ordinary life,' Mr. Leslie Stephen remarks that 'as soon as the genuine inhabitants of Fairyland can be interpreted as three virtues or three graces, they cease to fascinate' him. With that confession most people will agree. For alike to those...

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The Welsh Fairy Book

By: Thomas, W. Jenkyn

Description: he Library of Alexandria is an independent small business publishing house. We specialize in bringing back to live rare, historical and ancient books. This includes manuscripts such as: classical fiction, philosophy, science, religion, folklore, mythology, history, literature, politics and sacred texts, in addition to secret and esoteric subjects, such as: occult, freemasonry, alchemy, hermetic, shamanism and ancient knowledge. Our books are available in dig...

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The Barddas of Iolo Morganwg, Vol. I

By: Ab Ithel, J. W.

Description: The Barddas of Iolo Morganwg is a collection of writings, largely forged, about ancient Welsh Bardic and Druidic beliefs. Although the author of this work is cited as J. Williams Ab Ithel, he was actually the editor, who pieced it together from manuscripts written by Iolo Morganwg. Iolo Morganwg (1747-1826), itinerant poet and scholar, was a key figure in the Druid revival of the 19th century. He was personally responsible for reviving the Welsh national poe...

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At the Palace of King Lot

By: Adams, Oscar Fay

Description: This is a collection of Arthurian literature: poetry, drama and essays, written after the main canon, principally in the 18th through early 20th centuries. The files are arranged by author and date of publication. These works were all originally published prior to 1923 and hence are in the public domain in the United States.

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Popular Tales of the West Highlands, Volume III

By: Campbell, J. F.

Description: his is the third of four volumes of Campbell's collection of Scottish folklore. This volume is less 'fairy tale' oriented than the previous two volumes, and includes several significant pieces of poetry, including the The Lay of the Diarmaid, The Yellow Muilearteach, The Lay of the Great Fool, and the The Lay of Osgar. These have been transcribed in both English and Gaelic, and the Gaelic text of these lays is included in the etext. The longest tale so far, ...

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Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

By: Douglas, George

Description: Treasury of fanciful, picturesque narratives—assembled by noted folklorist and recounted in their native vernacular—tell of brownies, kelpies, mermen and other supernatural creatures that assist, annoy and otherwise meddle in the lives of simple Scottish country folk. A delightful collection of imaginative and entertaining nursery and fairy tales, animal fables, witchcraft lore, and stories with a comic twist. IT is only within comparatively recent years th...

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The Phynodderree and Other Legends of the Isle of Man

By: Callow, Edward

Description: 1882. To rescue from oblivion some of the legends that delighted Mr. Callow's early years, and present them in an entertaining shape before the reader, had long been his wish; and if, by reading them, and interest in, and a desire to visit, the beautiful Isle of Man is created in any who now only know of its existence as an island somewhere in the Irish Sea, he would not have written this book in vain. Contents: Phynodderre, a tale of fairy love; Tom Kewley ...

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The Poems of Ossian

By: Macpherson, James

Description: Ossian purports to be a translation of an epic cycle of Scottish poems from the early dark ages. Ossian, a blind bard, sings of the life and battles of Fingal, a Scotch warrior. Ossian caused a sensation when it was published on the cusp of the era of revolutions, and had a massive cultural impact during the 18th and 19th centuries. Napolean carried a copy into battle; Goethe translated parts of it; the city of Selma, Alabama was named after the home of Fing...

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The Coming of the Fairies

By: Doyle, A. C.

Description: Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, in his later years became attracted to spiritualism and occult topics. This was after the death of his son Raymond during World War I. While researching the topic of fairies, some photographs from a working-class family in rural Yorkshire were brought to Doyle's attention by a Theosophist friend. These photographs appeared to show diminutive fairies cavorting in the presence of humans, specifically two teen...

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The Religion of the Ancient Celts

By: MacCulloch, J. A.

Description: This book, which appears for the first time on the Internet at Sacred Text Archive, is one of the best scholarly treatments of the ancient Celtic religion. Written early in the 20th Century, Religion of the Ancient Celts includes extensive treatment of that perennially fascinating subject, the Druids. There is very little documentary evidence to go on. In particular, we have no actual sacred texts of the ancient Celts, as their texts were transmitted orally...

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Cath Maige Tuired, The Second Battle of Mag Tuired

By: Gray, Elizabeth A.

Description: I shall not see a world Which will be dear to me: Summer without blossoms, Cattle will be without milk, Women without modesty, Men without valor. Conquests without a king . . . Woods without mast. Sea without produce. . . . False judgements of old men. False precedents of lawyers, Every man a betrayer. Every son a reaver. The son will go to the bed of his father, The father will go to the bed of his son. Each his brother's brother-in-law. He will not seek an...

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Myths and Folk-lore of Ireland

By: Curtin, Jeremiah

Description: Jeremiah Curtin was an American translator and folklorist. Curtin compiled a collection of famous Irish folk-lore. This edition includes a table of contents.

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Prolegomena to the Study of Old Welsh Poetry

By: Anwyl, Edward

Description: Sir Edward Anwyl (5 August 1866 – 8 August 1914) was a Welsh academic, specializing in the Celtic languages. Anwyl was born in Chester, England, and educated at the King's School, Chester. He went on to study at Oriel College, Oxford, and Mansfield College, Oxford. In 1892 he became Professor of Welsh at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and was later appointed Professor of Comparative Philology. He was knighted in July 1911.1 In 1913, he became Princi...

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