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Great Irish tales of the unimaginable : stories of fantasy and myth

Author: Peter Haining
Publisher: London : Souvenir Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty-four stories based on Irish legends. Among them: Sinead de Valera's A Prince in Disguise, the romance of Prince Cormac and Etain, Julia O'Faolain's Legend for a Painting, on a knight who saves a damsel from a dragon, and Maurice Walsh's The Woman Without Mercy, on two brothers who fight over a woman.
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Genre/Form: Fairy tales
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Haining
ISBN: 028563206X 9780285632066
OCLC Number: 31906271
Description: 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The hound of Ulster / Standish James O'Grady --
The wisdom of the king / W.B. Yeats --
The call of Oisin / Lady Gregory --
Laughing stranger / James Stephens --
Balor and the wonder-smith / Ella Young --
The death of Macha Gold-Hair / Dermot O'Byrne --
The outlaw / Joseph O'Neill --
Earth-bound / Dorothy Macardle --
Flight of angels / Austin Clarke --
Midir and Etain / Sir Shane Leslie --
A prince in disguise / Sinead de Valera --
Legend for a painting / Julia O'Faolain --
The kiss / Michael Scott --
The woman without mercy / Maurice Walsh --
The bewitching of Fursey / Mervyn Wall --
A fable / Mary Lavin --
The voyage of Maildun / P.W. Joyce --
The hero of Michan / James Joyce --
The return of Cuchulain / Eimar O'Duffy --
The end of the rainbow / Lord Dunsany --
Crotty Shinkwin / A.E. Coppard --
The ark of Cashelmor / T.H. White --
The devil and democracy / Brian Cleeve --
The last warrior quest / Peter Tremayne.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Peter Haining.
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Twenty-four stories based on Irish legends. Among them: Sinead de Valera's A Prince in Disguise, the romance of Prince Cormac and Etain, Julia O'Faolain's Legend for a Painting, on a knight who saves a damsel from a dragon, and Maurice Walsh's The Woman Without Mercy, on two brothers who fight over a woman.

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