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Celtic Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs

Illustrations by John D. Batten


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This anthology of Celtic folklore tales by Joseph Jacobs is one of the best of the crop. It includes some great tales such as "Munachar and Manachar", the "Brewery of Eggshells", and "Fair, Brown and Trembling". Jacobs also includes an extensive Notes and References section if you want to follow up on each tale.

Title Page
Full Page Illustrations
Connla and the Fairy Maiden
The Field of Boliauns
The Horned Women
Conall Yellowclaw
Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary
The Shepherd of Myddvai
The Sprightly Tailor
The Story of Deirdre
Munachar and Manachar
Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree
King O'Toole and his Goose
The Wooing of Olwen
Jack and his Comrades
The Shee An Gannon and the Gruagach Gaire
The Story-Teller at Fault
The Sea-Maiden
A Legend of Knockmany
Fair, Brown and Trembling
Jack and his Master
Beth Gellert
The Tale of Ivan
Andrew Coffey
The Battle of the Birds
Brewery of Eggshells
The Lad with the Goat-Skin
Notes and References