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The Irish Spirit: Proverbs, Superstitions, and Fairy tales Hardcover – December 15, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Gramercy; 1st edition (December 15, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517201682
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517201688
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,480,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This unique blend of the best of Ireland's oral tradition includes proverbs, folklore, and superstitions of the Emerald Isle. Culled by some of Ireland's most popular writers, it includes proverbs in both English and Gaelic, retellings of beloved Irish fairy tales, and traditions based on local superstitions. Like three volumes in one at an amazingly low price, this original work is infused with the spirit of Irish culture. Includes black-and-white line drawings.

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The stories are wonderful in this volume... lots of charming lore and authentic/traditional prose is put forth in its seemingly original form - or at least in updated language of the original essence of the stories.

I did not give this book a high rating because it is lacking immensely in organization and content reference... An index is really needed in a book like this. It would also be enhanced by a glossary and pronunciation key. Without the index, and with a very poorly organized and badly detailed Table of Contents, the book is a just a random stream of precious ancestral tales and oddities.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Survivors Edge, LLC on October 21, 2001
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"To a man equipped for war,peace is assured."
A fantastic lexicon every good Irishman should have at hand.
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