Fairy & Folk Tales of Ireland: Slip-cased Edition

Fairy & Folk Tales of Ireland: Slip-cased Edition

by William Butler Yeats

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Overview

One of Ireland's greatest writers, the Nobel-prize winner W. B. Yeats, was fascinated by the myths and folklore of his native country. Compiled by Yeats in 1892, these stories were collected around the country by a variety of historians, including Lady Wilde, the mother of Oscar Wilde.

Within these pages, you'll discover tales of greedy sons who get their comeuppance, canny priests, evil witches and demons alongside legends of heroic kings, giants and, of course, the good folk themselves - the fairies, the leprechauns and the cluricauns. These are yarns that have passed down through generations and which are still as entertaining and magical as when they were first recalled.

This gorgeous foil-stamped edition includes enchanting illustrations and is presented in a handsome slipcase.

Written between 500 BCE and 700 CE, these seven texts have inspired generals for millennia, both in China and the wider world. Featuring Sun Tzu's The Art of War, this new translation brings to light the military masterpieces of ancient China. These seven texts display an understanding of strategy and warfare still relevant more than 2,000 years after they were originally written. Together, they present a uniquely eastern tradition of warfare that emphasizes speed, stealth, and cunning.

This collection includes seven of the most famous military texts of ancient China: The Art of War, Wuzi, Wei Liaozi, Taigong's Six Secret Teachings, The Methods of the Sima, Three Strategies of Huang Shigong, and Questions and Replies Between Emperor Taizong of Tang and General Li Jing.

These new translations bring to light several texts that display an understanding of strategy and warfare that still has relevance millennia after their original publication. From the 11th-century AD onward, these texts became required reading for Chinese military officers.

ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Slipcased Classics are beautiful foil-stamped gift editions of classic works of literature, presented in a slipcase and decorated with delightful illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784289126
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Series: Arcturus Slipcased Classics
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 312,725
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was a poet, writer, and one of the mainstays of the British and Irish literary scenes. In 1923 he became the first Irishman awarded the Nobel Prize. He spent two terms serving as a senator in Ireland and, as an Irish nationalist, he spent a brieftime in the Irish Republican Brotherhood. He distanced himself from the movement before the Easter Rising of 1916, choosing instead to focus on his literary pursuits.

Table of Contents

Introduction

THE TROOPING FAIRIES
The Fairies
Frank Martin and the Fairies
The Priest's Supper
The Fairy Well of Lagnanay
Teig O'Kane and the Corpse
Paddy Corcoran's Wife
Cusheen Loo
The White Trout; A Legend of Cong
The Fairy Thorn
The Legend of Knockgrafton
A Donegal Fairy

CHANGELINGS
The Brewery of Egg-shells
The Fairy Nurse
Jamie Freel and the Young Lady
The Stolen Child

THE MERROW
The Soul Cages
Flory Cantillon's Funeral

THE SOLITARY FAIRIES
Lepracaun, Cluricaun, Far Darrig i) The Lepracaun; or Fairy Shoemaker ii) Master and Man iii) Far Darrig in Donegal
The Pooka i) The Piper and the Puca ii) Daniel O' Rourke iii) The Kildare Pooka
The Banshee i) How Thomas Connolly Met the Banshee ii) A Lamentation for the Death of Sir Maurice Fitzgerald iii) The Banshee of the Mac Carthys

GHOSTS
A Dream
Grace Connor
A Legend of Tyrone
The Black Lamb
Song of the Ghost
The Radiant Boy
The Fate of Frank M'Kenna

WITCHES, FAIRY DOCTORS
Bewitched Butter (Donegal)
A Queen's County Witch
The Witch Hare
Bewitched Butter (Donegal)
The Horned Woman
The Witches' Excursion
The Confessions of Tom Bourke
The Pudding Bewitched

T'YEER-NA-A-N-OGE
The Legend of O'Donoghue
Rent-Day
Loughleagh (Lake of Healing)
Hy-Brasail - The Isle of the Beast
The Phantom Isle

SAINTS, PRIESTS
The Priest's Soul
The Priest of Coloony
The Story of the Little Bird
Conversion of King Laoghaire's Daughters
King O'Toole and his Goose

THE DEVIL
The Demon Cat
The Long Spoon
The Countless Kathleen O'Shea
The Three Wishes

GIANTS
The Giant's Stairs
A Legend of Knockmany

KINGS, QUEENS, PRINCESSES, EARLS, ROBBERS
The Twelve Wild Geese
The Lazy Beauty and her Aunts
The Haughty Princess
The Enchantment of Gearoidh Iarla
Munachar and Manachar
Donald and his Neighbours
The Jackdaw
The Story of Conn-eda

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