Irish Fairy Tales is a selection of mythical stories highlighting themes of love, duty and deception in the magical setting of ancient and medieval Ireland. Each narrative presents internal and external conflicts that test the moral code of its leading characters.
James Stephens explores Ireland's cherished history though the eyes of fabled hunters, soldiers, kings and queens. Many stories feature the Fianna, a group of tribal warriors, and their legendary leader, Fionn mac Cumhaill. Other tales include "The Wooing of Becfola," "Becuma of the White Skin" and "Mongan's Frenzy." It's a marvelous display of culture and tradition that balances morality with adventure.
With colorful prose and larger than life characters, Irish Fairy Tales delves into the Fenian Cyclea prominent part of both Irish and Scottish mythology. This spirited retelling captivates readers pulling them into a world of wonder and mystery. It's one of Stephens' most successful works and has been a literary staple for generations.
With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Irish Fairy Tales is both modern and readable.