Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

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This collection of Celtic Fairy tales was put together by noted Celtic expert Joseph Jacobs in the late 19th and early 20th Century. Including famous legends such as 'Conal Hammerclaw' and 'The Sea Maiden', this book will excite and delight fans of the Celtic arts, those who appreciate classic literature, and story-lovers in general.

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Born in Australia in 1854, Joseph Jacobs spent most of his adult life in England where he became, with Andrew Lang, a prominent member of the English Folk Lore Society founded in 1878. He spent ten years collecting from storytellers or printed sources the fairy tales that were first published in two volumes in 1890 and 1894 and now appear here in one Everyman's Library volume. Jacobs was a cheerful man, with a down-to-earth attitude towards fairy tales, which he regarded as "essentially colloquial" rather than romantic. Though his approach to collecting and recording material was scholarly, his telling of the tales was deliberately directed at young listeners, and he tried them out on his own three children. He died in 1916.
Published August 17, 2009 by David Nutt. 137 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Travel, Horror, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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eleven are from Jacobs' Celtic Fairy Tales and More Celtic Fairy Tales (nine from the former, two from the latter) and the majority of these amount to no more than slight simplifications and modernizations of the originals.

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