Irish Fairy Tales

Irish Fairy Tales

Padraic O'Farrell

For generations, stories of "the fairies" have been filling the pages of Irish literature, as well as enriching a wealth of oral tradition. This book re-tells some of the finest fairy tales, with themes as enduring and fascinating as time itself.
Date Published :
March 2001
Publisher :
Gill Books
Contributor(s) :
Peter Jones
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9780717131686
Pages : 128
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$14.00

Overview
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For generations, stories of 'the fairies' have been filling the pages of Irish literature, as well as enriching a wealth of oral tradition. They could do no evil or good, depending on how mortals treated them, thus ensuring their place in Irish lore down through the ages. Now Padraic O'Farrell re-tells some of the finest Irish fairy tales, with themes as enduring and fascinating as time itself. Many were first told to the author at country firesides over half a century ago and, like a true storyteller, he has spiced his tales with humor and nostalgia, in this re-evocation of a special part of the Irish tradition. Other books by Padraic O'Farrell Ancient Irish Legends Irish Saints Irish Surnames

About The Author
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Peter Jones was appointed Consultant Surgeon at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital in 1958. He is now retired, and is Emeritus Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Aberdeen. His previous publications include medical books and articles about surgery.

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