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Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales

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Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales includes the following: Connla and the Fairy Maiden; Guleesh; 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; and The Lad with the Goat-Skin.

Joseph Jacobs was an Australian folklorist, literary critic, social scientist, historian and an English literature author who was a noteworthy compiler and publisher of English traditional stories. His publications continued to make popular many of the world’s renowned adaptations of English fairy stories such as “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Goldilocks and the three bears”, “The Three Little Pigs”, “Jack the Giant Killer” and “The History of Tom Thumb”. He printed his English fairy tale collections: English Fairy Tales in 1890 and More English Fairytales in 1893 but also continued after and in amidst both volumes to print fairy stories gathered from continental Europe along with Jewish, Celtic and Indian traditional stories which made him among the best known authors of magical fiction for the English language. Joseph was also an editor for journals and texts on the topic of legends which contained editing the Fables of Bidpai and the Fables of Aesop, and essays on the immigration of Jewish mythology. He also edited editions of The Thousand and One Nights. He continued to be associated with The Folklore Society in England and came to be an editor of the society journal Folklore. Joseph Jacobs also wrote to The Jewish Encyclopedia.

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