Irish Stories and Folklore: A Collection of Thirty-Six Classic Tales
For a comparatively small country, Ireland's contributions tothe world of literature have been enormous. From the oldertradition, Irish writers have inherited a sense of wonder in theface of nature, a narrative style that tends toward thedeliberately exaggerated or absurd, a keen sense of the power ofsatire. These themes carry through the entire canon of Irishliterature, up until modern times. Stephen Brennan brings us thiscollection of classic stories, essays, and fairytales that informthe past and therefore, the present, of our most belovedfiction.This collection of thirty-six stories includes the influentialworks of Ireland's most treasured authors, including:Oscar WildeJonathan SwiftJames JoyceW. B. YeatsAnd so many more!In Irish Stories and Folklore, the reader can revisit oldfavorites like Oscar Wilde's short story, “The Canterville Ghost"and discover lesser known treasures such as, “The Orangeman: Or theHonest Boy and the Thief" by Maria Edgeworth. The imaginativestories contained in this volume are sure to engage the mind anddelight readers looking to enhance their knowledge of the richhistory of Irish literature and folklore.