One of Ireland's greatest writers, the Nobel-prize winner W. B. Yeats, was fascinated by the myths and folklore of his native country. Compiled by Yeats in 1892, these stories were collected around the country by a variety of historians, including Lady Wilde, the mother of Oscar Wilde.
Within these pages, you'll discover tales of greedy sons who get their comeuppance, canny priests, evil witches and demons alongside legends of heroic kings, giants and, of course, the good folk themselves - the fairies, the leprechauns and the cluricauns. These are yarns that have passed down through generations and which are still as entertaining and magical as when they were first recalled.
This gorgeous foil-stamped edition includes enchanting illustrations and is presented in a handsome slipcase.
Written between 500 BCE and 700 CE, these seven texts have inspired generals for millennia, both in China and the wider world. Featuring Sun Tzu's The Art of War, this new translation brings to light the military masterpieces of ancient China. These seven texts display an understanding of strategy and warfare still relevant more than 2,000 years after they were originally written. Together, they present a uniquely eastern tradition of warfare that emphasizes speed, stealth, and cunning.
This collection includes seven of the most famous military texts of ancient China: The Art of War, Wuzi, Wei Liaozi, Taigong's Six Secret Teachings, The Methods of the Sima, Three Strategies of Huang Shigong, and Questions and Replies Between Emperor Taizong of Tang and General Li Jing.
These new translations bring to light several texts that display an understanding of strategy and warfare that still has relevance millennia after their original publication. From the 11th-century AD onward, these texts became required reading for Chinese military officers.
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Table of Contents:
THE TROOPING FAIRIESThe FairiesFrank Martin and the FairiesThe Priest's SupperThe Fairy Well of LagnanayTeig O'Kane and the CorpsePaddy Corcoran's WifeCusheen LooThe White Trout; A Legend of CongThe Fairy ThornThe Legend of KnockgraftonA Donegal Fairy
CHANGELINGSThe Brewery of Egg-shellsThe Fairy NurseJamie Freel and the Young LadyThe Stolen Child
THE MERROWThe Soul CagesFlory Cantillon's Funeral
THE SOLITARY FAIRIESLepracaun, Cluricaun, Far Darrigi) The Lepracaun; or Fairy Shoemakerii) Master and Maniii) Far Darrig in DonegalThe Pookai) The Piper and the Pucaii) Daniel O' Rourkeiii) The Kildare PookaThe Bansheei) How Thomas Connolly Met the Bansheeii) A Lamentation for the Death of Sir Maurice Fitzgeraldiii) The Banshee of the Mac Carthys
GHOSTSA DreamGrace ConnorA Legend of TyroneThe Black LambSong of the GhostThe Radiant BoyThe Fate of Frank M'Kenna
WITCHES, FAIRY DOCTORSBewitched Butter (Donegal)A Queen's County WitchThe Witch HareBewitched Butter (Donegal)The Horned WomanThe Witches' ExcursionThe Confessions of Tom BourkeThe Pudding Bewitched
T'YEER-NA-A-N-OGEThe Legend of O'DonoghueRent-DayLoughleagh (Lake of Healing)Hy-Brasail - The Isle of the BeastThe Phantom Isle
SAINTS, PRIESTSThe Priest's SoulThe Priest of ColoonyThe Story of the Little BirdConversion of King Laoghaire's DaughtersKing O'Toole and his Goose
THE DEVILThe Demon CatThe Long SpoonThe Countless Kathleen O'SheaThe Three Wishes
GIANTSThe Giant's StairsA Legend of Knockmany
KINGS, QUEENS, PRINCESSES, EARLS, ROBBERSThe Twelve Wild GeeseThe Lazy Beauty and her AuntsThe Haughty PrincessThe Enchantment of Gearoidh IarlaMunachar and ManacharDonald and his NeighboursThe JackdawThe Story of Conn-eda
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