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Irish Folk and Fairy Tales

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In Irish Folk and Fairy Tales William Butler Yeats delivers a vast collection of stories, songs, and poetry of his home country and beloved Ireland’s historical and legendary past. These writings helped safe for Yeats’ recognition as a leading proponent of Irish nationalism and Irish cultural independence, and to also lend a hand Yeats spearhead the Irish Literary Revival. Initially published in two separate books near the end of the nineteenth century, these tales preserve a wealthy and charming heritage in a superbly authentic Irish voice.

In this volume, strange Irish characters are brought to life through the incandescent poetic voice of W.B. Yeats, who as the first Irish author to be honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature in 1923. Born and educated in Dublin, from an early age Yeats was once fascinated by both Irish legends and the occult, which are brilliantly visited in Irish Folk and Fairy Tales.

These legendary stories include Trooping Fairies, a Banshee, Kings and Queens, Giants, Devils and the enigmatic Irish Leprechaun in an effort to delight and entertain readers of every age. Poets, readers, children and adults will all fall in love with these classic Irish Folk and Fairy Tales from one of the crucial world’s greatest poets, W. B. Yeats.


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