- Paperback: 656 pages
- Publisher: Sphere; New Ed edition (24 Aug. 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0751508861
- ISBN-13: 978-0751508864
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 5.1 x 19.7 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 149,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Irish Folk And Fairy Tales: Omnibus Edition Paperback – 24 Aug 1989
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About the Author
An authority on mythology and folklore, Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most successful authors. Writing in genres of fantasy, science-fiction, horror, and folklore, he was hailed by the Irish Times as "The King of Fantasy in These Isles." He lives and writes in Dublin, Ireland.
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From the Ancient to the modern (around the 70's) this book covers everything, starting with the Three Sorrows of Irish Storytelling...one of which, The Children of Lir, brought me to tears, to the last of the line of great Elven kings.
An engaging book, you'll meet an array of colorful characters, all of which will enrich your reading.
My favorite is Nano Hayes, who spans from the pre to the post "new god" eras, a wise old Witch who is as spellbinding, as she is valuable to Celtic lore.
While I will admit that there is no glossary (at least in my copy) of how to pronounce certain words and that is beyond frustrating (as it appears that this book was painstakingly researched by handed-down stories and word-of-mouth from those who descended from the mortals lucky enough to interact with, the Fae) if you really must know and your curiosity gets the better of you, simply look them up.
One book you'll NEVER regret reading. Yes it IS long...but worth it!
If you never read anything else about Irish lore, you MUST read this book!
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