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The Welsh Fairy Book (Dover Children's Classics) Paperback – March 28, 2001
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From Library Journal
This anthology of Welsh fairy stories was published in 1907 and has since become a standard. This edition contains an introduction by folklore scholar Juliette Woods, who puts the book in context and reveals the changes that have occurred in Welsh folklore studies during this century.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From the Back Cover
The Welsh Fairy Book is a classic collection of Welsh stories and legends. Reprinted many times since its first appearance in 1907, this collection has had a significant influence on peoples' conception of the nature and content of Welsh folk tradition. W. Jenkyn Thomas's refined prose and Willy Pogany's imaginative illustrations are characteristic of a romantic view of fairytales. However, the study of folklore has moved away from the romantic to become more rigorously, academic. Juliette Wood's introduction places the author and the book in context and charts the changes in attitudes to collecting and editing folktales and the development of Welsh folk studies. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Top customer reviews
The Welsh Fairy Book is a collection of ancient myths and legends and if you have the kind of open mind that accepts visitors from other worlds with unusual powers, flying vehicles and time warp then there is some fun reading here.
For me though, it is also a handy guide to have around when I am trying to decipher the story in the original language for my Welsh homework.