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Celtic Fairy Tales: [Illustrated & Selected & Edited]

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This Book, Originally published in 1892, this beautifully written collection of Celtic fairy tales is bound to enrapture. Filled to the brim with, as Joseph Jacob says, "both the best, and the best known folk-tales of the Celts," this is the first of his two collections of Celtic folklore. Included in this charming collection are tales of romance, tales that will make you laugh, and tales with sadness intertwined.

The twenty-six story medley includes:

- Guleesh"
- Conal Yellowclaw"
- The Shepherd of Myddvai"
- The Story of Deirdre"
- The Wooing of Olwen"
- The Sea-Maiden"
- Jack and his Master"
- Beth Gellert"
- The Battle of the Birds"
- The Lad with the Goat-Skin"
And many more!

The magic of these stories is brought to life with fantastical sketches by John D. Batten that are interspersed throughout the pages, including eight full-page illustrations. The wonder, witchcraft, and magic found in Celtic tales are sure to enrapture all readers, young and old alike.

ISBN-13: 9781985118904

Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing

Publication Date: 02-05-2018

Pages: 300

Product Dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Joseph Jacobs was an Australian folklorist, literary critic, historian and writer of English literature who became a notable collector and publisher of English Folklore. His work went on to popularize some of the worlds best known versions of English fairy tales including "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Goldilocks and the three bears", "The Three Little Pigs", "Jack the Giant Killer" and "The History of Tom Thumb". He published his English fairy tale collections: English Fairy Tales in 1890 and More English Fairytales in 1894 but also went on after and in between both books to publish fairy tales collected from continental Europe as well as Jewish, "Celtic and Indian Fairytales" which made him one of the most popular writers of fairytales for the English language. Jacobs was also an editor for journals and books on the subject of folklore which included editing the Fables of Bidpai and the Fables of Aesop, as well as articles on the migration of Jewish folklore. He also edited editions of "The Thousand and One Nights". He went on to join The Folklore Society in England and became an editor of the society journal Folklore. Joseph Jacobs also contributed to the Jewish Encyclopedia.