Irish Wonders by D. R. Mcanally

Irish Wonders

byD. R. Mcanally

Kobo ebook | December 2, 2016

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The wonderful imaginative power of the Celtic mind is never more strikingly displayed than in the legends and fanciful tales which people of the humbler walks of life seldom tire of telling. Go where you will in Ireland, the story-teller is there, and on slight provocation will repeat his narrative; amplifying, explaining, embellishing, till from a single fact a connected history is evolved, giving motives, particulars, action, and result, the whole surrounded by a rosy wealth of rustic imagery and told with dramatic force an actor might envy. The following chapters comprise an effort to present this phase of unwritten Celtic literature, the material having been collected during a recent lengthy visit, in the course of which every county in the island was traversed from end to end, and constant association had with the peasant tenantry. As, however, in perusing a drama each reader for himself supplies stage-action, so, in the following pages, he is requested to imagine the charms of gesticulation and intonation, for no pen can do justice to a story told by Irish lips amid Irish surroundings.

Title:Irish WondersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 2, 2016Publisher:D. R. McanallyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8822873181

ISBN - 13:9788822873187