Great Irish Tales of the Unimaginable: Stories of Fantasy and Myth

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Ireland's "rich heritage of mythology" is in large part responsible for the genre well represented in this anthology. Each of these 24 stories is prefaced by a brief history of the legend that inspired it and a short biography of its author. In the section titled "Gods and Heroes," Standish James O'Grady depicts Cuchulain, the legendary hero of Irish folklore, in "The Hound of Ulster"; W.B. Yeats relates the tale of the Sidhe-"the people of the hills," also known as the fairies-in "The Wisdom of the King"; and in "The Call ...

Great Irish Tales of the Unimaginable: Stories of Fantasy and Myth 1994, Souvenir Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780285632066

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