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Celtic Fairy Tales
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Standard Pubns Inc
Publication date May 30, 2008
Pages 208
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781605975696
ISBN-10 1605975699
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $14.45
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Last year, in giving the young ones a volume of English Fairy Tales, my difficulty was one of collection. This time, in offering them specimens of the rich folk-fancy of the Celts of these islands, my trouble has rather been one of selection. Ireland began to collect her folk-tales almost as early as any country in Europe, and Croker has found a whole school of successors in Carleton, Griffin, Kennedy, Curtin, and Douglas Hyde. Scotland had the great name of Campbell, and has still efficient followers in MacDougall, MacInnes, Carmichael, Macleod, and Campbell of Tiree. Gallant little Wales has no name to rank alongside these; in this department the Cymru have shown less vigour than the Gaedhel. Perhaps the Eisteddfod, by offering prizes for the collection of Welsh folk-tales, may remove this inferiority. Meanwhile Wales must be content to be somewhat scantily represented among the Fairy Tales of the Celts, while the extinct Cornish tongue has only contributed one tale

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