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Popular Tales Of The West Highlands Vol 2

Author : J. F. Campbell
ISBN : 9781907256066
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This second volume of Tales of the West Highlands contains thirty ursgeuln, or tales, fifty riddles plus a few extra stories. As always, these are tales and stories in which something 'Fairy' or magical occurs, something extraordinary --fairies, giants, dwarfs, princes, princesses, kings and queens, speaking animals and the remarkable stupidity of some of the characters. But these aren't just a collection of amusing and entertaining stories. Just 20 years after the Elementary Education Act of 1870 these are the tales that were still being used in those far- flung reaches of the Highlands to teach the young the lessons of life. Also included are Seanachas--those old Highland stories which in their telling resemble no others, whose origins are lost in the mists of the Highlands, if not the midst of time. So take some time out and travel back to a period before television and radio, a time when tales were passed on orally-- at the drying kilns, at the communal well or in homes, where families would gather around a crackling and spitting hearth and granddad or grandma or uncle or auntie would delight and captivate the gathering with stories passed on to them from their parents and grandparents from time immemorial. A proportion of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated towards the education of the underprivileged in Scotland.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Popular Tales Of The West Highlands Vol 1

Author : Anon E Mouse
ISBN : 9781907256028
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 54.34 MB
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This second volume of Tales of the West Highlands contains thirty ursgeuln, or tales, fifty riddles plus a few extra stories. As always, these are tales and stories in which something 'Fairy' or magical occurs, something extraordinary --fairies, giants, dwarfs, princes, princesses, kings and queens, speaking animals and the remarkable stupidity of some of the characters. But these aren't just a collection of amusing and entertaining stories. Just 20 years after the Elementary Education Act of 1870 these are the tales that were still being used in those far- flung reaches of the Highlands to teach the young the lessons of life. Also included are Seanachas--those old Highland stories which in their telling resemble no others, whose origins are lost in the mists of the Highlands, if not the midst of time. So take some time out and travel back to a period before television and radio, a time when tales were passed on orally-- at the drying kilns, at the communal well or in homes, where families would gather around a crackling and spitting hearth and granddad or grandma or uncle or auntie would delight and captivate the gathering with stories passed on to them from their parents and grandparents from time immemorial. A proportion of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated towards the education of the underprivileged in Scotland.
Category: Fiction

The Land Of The Green Man

Author : Carolyne Larrington
ISBN : 9780857727305
Genre : Social Science
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Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain. This is the Britain of mist-drenched forests and unpredictable sea-frets: of wraith-like fog banks, druidic mistletoe and peculiar creatures that lurk, half-unseen, in the undergrowth, tantalising and teasing just at the periphery of human vision. How have the remarkably persistent folkloric traditions of the British Isles formed and been formed by the identities and psyches of those who inhabit them? In her sparkling new history, Carolyne Larrington explores the diverse ways in which a myriad of imaginary and fantastical beings has moulded the cultural history of the nation. Fairies, elves and goblins here tread purposefully, sometimes malignly, over an eerie, preternatural landscape that also conceals brownies, selkies, trows, knockers, boggarts, land-wights, Jack o'Lanterns, Barguests, the sinister Nuckleavee, or water-horse, and even Black Shuck: terrifying hell-hound of the Norfolk coast with eyes of burning coal. Focusing on liminal points where the boundaries between this world and that of the supernatural grow thin those marginal tide-banks, saltmarshes, floodplains, moors and rock-pools wherein mystery lies the author shows how mythologies of Mermen, Green men and Wild-men have helped and continue to help human beings deal with such ubiquitous concerns as love and lust, loss and death and continuity and change. Evoking the Wild Hunt, the ghostly bells of Lyonesse and the dread fenlands haunted by Grendel, and ranging the while from Shetland to Jersey and from Ireland to East Anglia, this is a book that will captivate all those who long for the wild places: the mountains and chasms where Gog, Magog and their fellow giants lie in wait."
Category: Social Science

World Folklore For Storytellers Tales Of Wonder Wisdom Fools And Heroes

Author : Howard J Sherman
ISBN : 9781317451648
Genre : Business & Economics
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Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.
Category: Business & Economics

Faery

Author : John T. Kruse
ISBN : 9780738761978
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 75.64 MB
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Enter the world of faery and discover the amazing possibilities that come from living and working with the Good Folk. This remarkable book is both a folkloric resource and guide to residing near our magical neighbors. Faery dives deep into the rich cultural traditions of the British Isles and provides practical advice based on local legends and real encounters. John T. Kruse reveals the symbiotic relationship between humans and faeries and invites you to explore the magic, habits, and culture of the Good Folk. You'll discover how to find faeries, how they act, and what precautions you should take when working with them. Respectful and comprehensive, this book will enrich your life and teach you how to truly feel the presence of the Good Folk.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Peachy Princesses And Dragons Tales For Boys Only A 2 Bookset At Wholesale Rates 50 Off

Author : Anon E Mouse
ISBN :
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A GREAT READ FOR YOUNG PRINCES AND PRINCESSES! PEACHY PRINCESSES AND DRAGONS TALES - 54 Illustrated tales and fables at WHOLESALE RATES - DISCOUNTED by 50% Ideal for young princes and princesses!!! Full of the adventure and romance from days of old and suitable for ages 6 to 15. Can also be read to younger audiences. Both books exquisitely illustrated by numerous illustrators. In book one you will find 28 tales of dragons and serpents drawn from the mists of time, and in book 2 you will find a further 26 tales of peachy princesses and impetuous princes who dash in on white chargers to save the princess and the day. Our heroes always sally forth willfully, but cautiously, engage dragons, evil stepmothers, wicked witches and the like to save a beautiful damsel in distress from sure destruction or banishment to oblivion. Also included is a FREE eBOOK - Fairy Tales, Folklore, Myths and Legends from Around the World which contains 15 complimentary stories. Scattered amongst the 69 tales you will find stories like: THE DELUDED DRAGON, THE SLIPPERS OF THE TWELVE PRINCESSES, THE GYPSY AND THE DRAGON, BINNORIE, THE TWO PRINCES, THE PRINCESS OF CANTERBURY, THE DRAGON OF GHENT, THE OUTCAST PRINCE, THE MAGIC EGG, THE GREAT BATTLE, THE IVORY CITY AND ITS FAIRY PRINCESS, THE SWORD GRAM AND THE DRAGON FAFNIR and many, many more. These 54 illustrated tales have been drawn from old and forgotten volumes and the many illustrations are by a range of artists bringing styles that are as different as the stories themselves.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Theology And Literature After Postmodernity

Author : Zoë Lehmann Imfeld
ISBN : 9780567654953
Genre : Religion
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This volume deploys theology in a reconstructive approach to contemporary literary criticism, to validate and exemplify theological readings of literary texts as a creative exercise. It engages in a dialogue with interdisciplinary approaches to literature in which theology is alert and responsive to the challenges following postmodernism and postmodern literary criticism. It demonstrates the scope and explanatory power of theological readings across various texts and literary genres. Theology and Literature after Postmodernity explores a reconstructive approach to reading and literary study in the university setting, with contributions from interdisciplinary scholars worldwide.
Category: Religion