Changeling and Other Stories contains the following short stories: Changeling, The Barnacle Goose, Belfasters, The Keeper of the Bridge, In Praise of Lady Margery Kyteler, Reynardine, Dramatis Personae, Wisdom Buildeth Her House, The Parliment at Thebes, Delilah, Now It Was Dusk, A Quatrain of Ling Tai Fu's, "Irish," By Ordeal of Justice. Many of the stories deal with exotic and mystical locales and have a fairy tale quality. So Celtic in feeling and atmosphere are the stories of Donn Byrne that many of his devotees have ...
Changeling and Other Stories contains the following short stories: Changeling, The Barnacle Goose, Belfasters, The Keeper of the Bridge, In Praise of Lady Margery Kyteler, Reynardine, Dramatis Personae, Wisdom Buildeth Her House, The Parliment at Thebes, Delilah, Now It Was Dusk, A Quatrain of Ling Tai Fu's, "Irish," By Ordeal of Justice. Many of the stories deal with exotic and mystical locales and have a fairy tale quality. So Celtic in feeling and atmosphere are the stories of Donn Byrne that many of his devotees have come to believe that he never lived anywhere but in Ireland. Actually, Donn Byrne was born in New York City. Shortly after his birth, however, his parents took him back to the land of his forefathers. There he was educated and came to know the people of whom he wrote so magically. At Dublin University his love for the Irish language and for a good fight won him many prizes, first as a writer in Gaelic and second as the University's lightweight boxing champion. After continuing his studies at the Sorbonne and the University of Leipzig, he returned to the United States, where, in 1911, he married and established a home in Brooklyn Heights. He earned his living, while trying to write short stories, as an editor of dictionaries. Soon his tales began to attract attention and he added to his collection of boxing prizes many others won in short-story contests. When Messer Marco Polo appeared in 1921 his reputation in the literary world was firmly established. Thereafter, whatever he wrote was hailed enthusiastically by his ever-growing public, until 1928, when his tragic death in an automobile accident cut short the career of one of America's best-loved story-tellers.
Good. No dust jacket. 5 p. l., 3-418 p. 20 cm. Changeling. --The barnacle goose. --Belfasters. --The keeper of the bridge. --In praise of Lady Margery Kyteler. --Reynardine. --Dramatis personŠ. --Wisdom buildeth her house. --The parliament at Thebes. --Delilah, now it was dusk. --A quatrain of Ling Tai Fu's...
Good. Hardcover Book in Good Condition. No jacket. Bound in a deep orange cloth with black lettering imprinted on front and stamped on spine. Generally clean, rubbed on all edges, beginning to fray at spine ends, but has a clean, nice appearance. Tight and solid. Foxing on all edges and a little on the rear endpapers. Interior is clean, unmarked, un-torn, evenly toned. Collects thirteen stories including several criminous and supernatural tales. "The Parliament at Thebes" is a fable about a meeting of beasts, and an angel, in Egypt. The title story is a courtroom drama, using the idea of the changeling metaphorically. The author was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Ireland, then moved back to New York to pursue a literary career, hitting the big time in 1920 with MESSER MARCO POLO. He died before he was 40. New York: The Century Co., 1923 First Edition. 5" x 7.5" tall; 418pp.
Good. Hardcover no dj. First edition copy. Good, average condition for its age. Book has been read but remains straight, clean, and tight. No internal markings. No Dust Jacket. The book is worn, with fraying at head of spine. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1923. Hardcover no dj.
Octavo, Hardcover, small, light, moisture stain to a dozen or so pages at corner else VG cond. Previous owner's name on inside cover with note, else clean, tight and unmarked. 418 deckled pp. In addition to Changeling, book contains the barnacle goose, belfasters, the keeper of the bridge, in praise of lady margery kyteler, reynardine, dramatis person, wisdom buildest her house, the parliament at thebes, delilah, now it was dusk, a quatrain of ling tai fu's, "irish" and by ordeal of justice.
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