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Deirdre (Legendary character)

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Works: 53 works in 114 publications in 5 languages and 6,735 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Juvenile works  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Music  Sources  Miscellanea  Musical settings 
Classifications: PR5530,
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    Complete plays by J. M Synge( Book )
    4 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
    Presents the complete texts of all six plays by Irish author J.M. Synge, written in the early twentieth century, including "The Playboy of the Western World," and "The Tinker's Wedding."
    Deirdre by James Stephens( Book )
    9 editions published between 1923 and 1970 in English and German and held by 815 libraries worldwide
    Province du Nord-Ouest de l'Irlande, au pays des Ulates. Alors qu'il se rend chez un de ses sujets, le roi Conor assiste à l'accouchement de l'épouse de ce dernier. Elle donne naissance à une fille à qui l'on donnera, suite à la terrible prophétie du druide Cathfa, le nom de Deirdre, ce qui signifie danger et douleurs à la fois
    Deirdre of the sorrows by J. M Synge( Book )
    17 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 655 libraries worldwide
    A play based upon an Irish myth. In the story a strong, independent woman is doomed by her own beauty to win and lose the man of her choice, Naoise. Ordered to marry King Conchobor, she escapes with Naoise and his two brothers to Scotland. Conchobor tricks them into returning, then kills all three brothers. Deirdre chooses to kill herself rather than marry the King. --www.livingmyths.com
    Deirdre by Madeleine A Polland( Book )
    4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
    Retelling of the Celtic legend of Deirdre
    The swan maiden by Jules Watson( Book )
    4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
    Celtic historical author Watson takes on the story of Deirdre--the Irish Helen of Troy--in a tale that is at once lushly romantic, magical, and tragic, in this first of a linked pair of novels
    Women in Celtic myth : tales of extraordinary women from the ancient Celtic tradition by Moyra Caldecott( Book )
    2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
    Deirdre : a celtic legend by David Guard( Book )
    4 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
    According to this ancient legend, at her birth, a wise Druid foretold that Deirdre's beauty would tear Ulster apart
    Three Anglo-Irish plays by J. M Synge( Book )
    1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
    Deirdre : manuscript materials by W. B Yeats( Book )
    3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
    Deirdre, a legend in three acts by George William Russell( Book )
    2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
    The first book of Irish myths and legends by Eoin Neeson( Book )
    3 editions published between 1960 and 1982 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
    The sorrows by Randy Lee Eickhoff( Book )
    2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
    This book includes three stories that symbolically portray Ireland's cultural heritage. They tell the stories of: three brothers who must pay for murdering an enemy; an evil stepmother who turns her husband's four children into swans; and a king who tries to force a princess to marry him. The first story, "The Fate of the Children of Tuirenn," is the Irish equivalent of the Greek legend of Jason and the Argonauts. It's the story of three brothers who must pay a "blood-fine" for murdering an enemy of their clan. This tale reflects the great sorrow of civil war, which has plagued Ireland for centuries. The second story, "The fate of the children of Lir ," which tells of an evil stepmother who turns her husband's four children into swans for 900 years, after which they are released from their fate. This story symbolizes the triumph of Christianity over paganism as well as the tragedy of the Irish being driven from their homeland. The third story, "The exile of the sons of Usnech," is more commonly known as "The Story of Deirdre." In this tale, Conchobor, the Red Branch King, tries to force Deirdre to be his wife, symbolizing England's attempt to force the Irish into servitude and rendering Deirdre a tragic symbol of both ancient and modern Ireland
    Legends of Ireland by Leslie Vyse( Book )
    1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
    Eighteen traditional Irish tales including "The Children of Lir," "Deirdre and the Sons of Usna," and "Ossian in the Land of Eternal Youth."
    A cry from heaven by Vincent Woods( Book )
    2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
    Oidheadh chloinne hUisneach = The violent death of the children of Uisneach by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith( Book )
    3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
    Deirdre of the sorrows by Kath Lock( Book )
    4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
    Deirdire, drama in four acts in Gaelic and English by Gordon Bottomley( Book )
    3 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
    The harper's daughter by Alan Michael Buck( Book )
    1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
    Deirdre of the sorrows by Patrick Cassidy( Sound Recording )
    2 editions published in 1998 in Irish and held by 27 libraries worldwide
    Deirdre en de zonen van Usnach by A Roland Holst( Book )
    5 editions published between 1920 and 1941 in Dutch and held by 21 libraries worldwide
    Dichterlijke uitbeelding van een Ierse sage over een wonderschone vrouw, door wie volgens de voorspelling grote helden vielen
 
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Dutch (5)
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