Start reading Celtic Literature on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.
This title is not currently available for purchase
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Celtic Literature [Kindle Edition]

Matthew Arnold
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Pricing information not available.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $0.00  
Kindle Edition, February 1, 2004 --  
Hardcover $24.11  
Paperback $9.45  
Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Book Description

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Product Details

  • File Size: 171 KB
  • Print Length: 116 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Public Domain Books (February 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000JQUAQ4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,000,428 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The presentation is loaded with ancient Celtic folklore
which pretty accurately cultivates the poetry, music,
art and stylish writing of the Celts. The author recites
his experience in visiting places like Gorsedd which
are the stalwarts of academe. In this case, it's conferring
the bard degree.

There is an interesting delineation of the Myvyrian
manuscripts which consist of 40 + volumes of poetry
with 2000 englynion or epigrammatic stanzas. The
Annals of the Four Masters is another interesting
literary conversation piece with a solid foundation
in the destruction of churches and castles of old.

Here is a sample of the poetry:
"For acuteness of valor, the Greeks.
For excessive pride, the Romans.
For dulness, the creeping Saxons;
For beauty and amorousness, the Gaedhils."

Overall, this volume is a useful critique on
Celtic literature and its origins and interconnectedness
to British, Welsh and Irish literature. The Celtic vocabulary
is complex to read for newbies to this form of writing.
In addition, the author's characterizations are overly general
for the present day discourse.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Difficult read February 20, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It was a difficult book to read. Some of the words he used were not in the Kindle dictionary. The Bing translator doesn't work very well in French and German and doesn't work in Latin at all.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars April 29, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good book. Helpful information.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars October 21, 2014
By Scott
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It was okay.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love historical lit April 28, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Must read if you are of Celtic descent its pronounced keltick not seltick morons boston rules seriously this book should be read to your children
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category