The Irish Fairy Book #2020

The Irish Fairy Book By Alfred Perceval Graves The Irish Fairy Book Welcome to a world of wild banshees leprechauns mermaids battle tested kings churchyard demons and treasure guarding cats This is the world of the Irish fairy tale a magical realm kept alive by
  • Title: The Irish Fairy Book
  • Author: Alfred Perceval Graves
  • ISBN: 9781859580172
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Irish Fairy Book By Alfred Perceval Graves Welcome to a world of wild banshees, leprechauns, mermaids, battle tested kings, churchyard demons, and treasure guarding cats This is the world of the Irish fairy tale, a magical realm kept alive by generations of storytellers and their avid listeners As Alfred Perceval Graves, author of the ballad Father O Flynn and a former president of the Irish Literary Society, wWelcome to a world of wild banshees, leprechauns, mermaids, battle tested kings, churchyard demons, and treasure guarding cats This is the world of the Irish fairy tale, a magical realm kept alive by generations of storytellers and their avid listeners As Alfred Perceval Graves, author of the ballad Father O Flynn and a former president of the Irish Literary Society, wrote in the introduction, The truth is that the Gaelic peasant, Scotch and Irish, is a mystic, and believes not only in this world, and the world to come, but in that other world which is the world of Faery, and which exercises an extraordinary influence upon many actions of his life In The Irish Fairy Book, Graves has collected Ireland s best loved fairy tales written by some of its favorite authors Included are W.B Yeats The Stolen Child, Lady Gregory s Cuchulain of Muirthemne, Standish James O Grady s The Coming of Finn, Lady Wilde s The Horned Women and The Demon Cat, and many Illustrations by George Dunham add a delightful touch to this charming collection.
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    About "Alfred Perceval Graves"

    1. Alfred Perceval Graves

      Alfred Perceval Graves was an Anglo Irish poet, songwriter, and school inspector He took a leading part in the revival of Irish letters He was for several years president of the Irish Literary Society, and was the author of the famous ballad of Father O Flynn and many other songs and ballads In collaboration with Charles Stanford he published Songs of Old Ireland 1882 , Irish Songs and Ballads 1893 , the airs of which are taken from the Petrie MSS the airs of his Irish Folk Songs 1897 were arranged by Charles Wood, with whom he also collaborated on Songs of Erin 1901 He published an autobiography, To Return to All That, in 1930 He was a contributor of prose and verse to the Spectator, The Athenaeum, John Bull, and Punch magazine.

    383 thoughts on “The Irish Fairy Book”

    1. The book was a mix of really interesting stories, but the thing that really caught my attention were the details pertaining to faith or the lack thereof within them As you read through the book you ll find stories that make mention of Fathers, and sinning , and eventually a story that revolves around a time when Christianity begins to really get a hold of the people and the old beliefs are dying out The stories are sort of a gradual shift from sounding as if they were told pre Christianity to st [...]


    2. This isn t the edition I have, but that edition doesn t seem to exist A varied collection, some in the high heroic, some literary retellings and some oral transcriptions edited to a greater or lesser degree Lots of actual fairies, which is nice Two stories from T Crofton Croker s collection, though one of them is credited to William Maginn, no idea why An episode from Lady Gregory s Cuchulainn veers perilously near self parody with the overwhelming awesomeness of himself There s an Irish variati [...]


    3. It s just beautiful My mom found this old copy on eBay I think it was read well and has a pencil inscription inside the cover in child s cursive that reads Edith with love frome Santy Claus for 1911 It s missing pages and the binding split and created a flap, but I love it The Art Nouveau illustrations are still in tact and the red ink used inside for titles and drop caps is still bright.One thing that s kind of interesting though is that the hardcover lists the author s name as Alfred Percival [...]



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