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by Padraic Colum




Download Treasury of Irish Folklore: Deluxe Edition epub
ISBN: 0517676125
ISBN13: 978-0517676127
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Mythology & Folk Tales
Author: Padraic Colum
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing; 2nd edition (December 12, 1988)
Pages: 620 pages
ePUB size: 1878 kb
FB2 size: 1978 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 271
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Gom
I bought this for my husband, for his birthday, and so far he is loving it! I plan on reading it next. It arrived very promptly and in very good condition. I would definitely recommend it
Leceri
Can I say both about the same book?

Yes! This book is a lot of fun in learning the folklore, but it's also educational because learning the folklore history helps with understanding the people.
Gholbithris
Very nice treasury of tales. Worth the reading time. Don't try to read them all at once, but let the book be a friendly companion over months.
Kesalard
Great mix of stories, poems, ballads, etc of Irish folklore. I like how Colum includes the source of each story, poem, etc. as a footnote.
Wooden Purple Romeo
This "oldie but goodie" is a real treasure for anyone interested in Ireland and its past. Colum has written and collected so much into this volume of fact and folklore which has formed the country. He is one of the important early collectors whose work remains readable and informative today.
Nekora
It's used yes, but still in good shape for reading and enjoying. The content is a rich collection of Celtic tales that incorporate bits of history, historical legend, whimsy and verse. Quite entertaining, easily recommended.
Very Old Chap
Padraic Colum's wonderful compendium of all things Irish was my first introduction to my Irish Heritage. I could not have found a better. Under one cover, Colum draws from Irish history, folklore, myth, song and legend to introduce the reader, in a mere 613 pages, to the best of authentic Ireland.
First printed in 1944, this volume captures an Ireland that has long since faded into memory. Today, there are no more clay cottages roofed in thatch, except, perhaps, for the tourists. The Shenache (Irish storyteller) has largely been replaced by the television and the internet. But, before the incursions of electric entertainments, Column preserved that Ireland for us with great charm and energy.
Colum begins by describing what he calls the "Irish Edge," that bit of bite in the humor that is typically Irish: If ...[those girls] were hanged for their beauty, they'd die innocent." Or this: "A man who has a face that looks like somebody threw it at him in anger always marries before he's old enough to vote."
The Editor then takes the reader through a tour of Irish myth, which may or may not be history, the Heroes of Old, then into recorded history, Irish customs, ways and traditions, and into the New World with the wit and wisdom of the Irish Americans.
The collection of Irish stories is, by itself, worth the price of the book.
In short, if you want an introduction to the Irish character, what makes the Irish what they are, you can do far worse than this volume of authentic Irish Folklore by perhaps one of the last of the great Shenaches, Padraic Colum.
Whether you are Irish by blood, or just wish you were, A Treasury of Irish Folklore is the book for you. Everything from Irish myths, superstitions, and even songs of Ireland are included. From blessings, to spells, this book is chocked full of info, ready for you to crack the cover. Check it out, I promise you, you won't be dissappointed