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Celtic Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs

Dover Publications | June 1, 1968 | Trade Paperback

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This affordable volume features 26 enchanting stories assembled from Welsh, Scottish, and Irish sources, including "King O''Toole and His Goose," "The Lad with the Goat Skin, "The Sea Maiden," and many more. The stories are accompanied by 46 illustrations from their original editions.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 267 pages, 3.35 × 2.12 × 0.27 in

Published: June 1, 1968

Publisher: Dover Publications

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0486218260

ISBN - 13: 9780486218267

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 11

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Celtic Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 267 pages, 3.35 × 2.12 × 0.27 in

Published: June 1, 1968

Publisher: Dover Publications

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0486218260

ISBN - 13: 9780486218267

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This affordable volume features 26 enchanting stories assembled from Welsh, Scottish, and Irish sources, including "King O''Toole and His Goose," "The Lad with the Goat Skin, "The Sea Maiden," and many more. The stories are accompanied by 46 illustrations from their original editions.

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The two volumes of Celtic folk tales collected by the leading British folklorist Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916) introduced the children of the world to the special vision and color, the unique magic of the Celtic folk imagination.

About the Author

While other collectors of English folk tales rewrote or left out the crude language of the originals, Joseph Jacobs brought the vigor of colloquial English into his folk tale collections, and such memorable phrases as Fee-fi-fo-fum and chinny chin chin remain the strength of his contributions. Jacobs was born in Sydney, Australia, and emigrated to England to attend Cambridge University. His interests at Cambridge were very broad and included history, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. After graduating in 1876, he pursued a full and varied career, writing many essays for various periodicals including a famous series in 1882 on the Russian persecutions of the Jews. Jacobs also made his influence felt as a Jew by editing the first issues of The Jewish Yearbook (1896--99) and serving as president of the Jewish Historical Society. He also edited The Jewish Encyclopedia and, in this capacity, came to the United States in 1900, remaining here for the rest of his life. He later served as professor of English at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Jacob's interest in folklore grew out of his studies in anthropology. From 1890 to 1893, he edited Folk Lore, a British journal on the subject. He also edited the Arabian Nights and Aesop's Fables and produced a series of fairy tale books that placed him in a position much like that of his American contemporary, Andrew Lang. These fairy tale collections were the result of regular research in folklore, literature, anthrop
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The two volumes of Celtic folk tales collected by the leading British folklorist Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916) introduced the children of the world to the special vision and color, the unique magic of the Celtic folk imagination.

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 11

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