Welsh Fairy Tales

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  • Paperback
  • 114 pages
  • Welsh Fairy Tales
  • William Elliot Griffis
  • English
  • 24 April 2018
  • 1151290572

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Welsh Fairy Tales General Books Publication Date 2009 Original Publication Date 1921 Original Publisher Thomas Y Crowell Co Subjects Fairy Tales Fiction Fantasy General Fiction Fantasy Historical Fiction Fantasy Short Stories Fiction Fairy Tales, Folklore

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10 thoughts on “Welsh Fairy Tales

  1. Set says:

    The Welsh Fairy Tales is a very interesting and entertaining book with some of the oldest fairy tales to have been recorded These tales have it all Merlin, Arthur, magic, dragons, damsels, fairies, elves, witches, merma...

  2. Michael says:

    Originally published in 1857, Griffis work was meant to be a semi scholarly review of Welsh mythological beings such as fairies and the like Griffis collected stories, beliefs and sightings from locals while the Celtic belief in such mythological beings was still ...

  3. Lauren says:

    I made it 60% of the way through and just could not get into the stories.

  4. Perry Whitford says:

    The author of this retold collection of Welsh fairy tales was an American of Welsh ancestry In his introduction he pointedly gives thanks to those inheritances from the world of imagination, for which the Cymric Land was famous, even before the days of either Anglo Saxon or Norman Griffis clearly targeted this book young readers of Welsh lineage, to foster their interest and make them proud of the cultural legacy of their land This explains a few narrative interventions of this type Now at The author of this retold collection of Welsh fairy tales was an American of Welsh ancestry In his introduction he pointedly gives thanks to those inheritances from the world of imagination, for which the Cymric Land was famous, even before the days of either Anglo Saxon or Norman Griffis clearly targeted this book young readers of Welsh lineage, to foster their interest and make them proud of the cultural legacy of their land This explains a few narrative interventions of this type Now at Bettws y Coed that pretty place which has a name that sounds so funny to us Americans and suggests a girl named Betty the Co ed at college It also explains why his tale introducing Saint David focuses on the patrons invention of cheese on toast as much as anyt...

  5. Anwen says:

    This is a strange little book Griffis, an American of Welsh decent, has evidently heard much of Wales, but has not entirely grasped the meaning of everything so heard There are some glaring errors here in names, meanings and history His borrowing of Shakespeare s Puck is annoying, as is his constant references to the Welshery To anyone growing up in Wales, most of the tales are familiar, though there were one or two which were new to me in association with Wales, but which are common trope This is a strange little book Griffis, an American of Welsh decent, has evidently heard much of Wales, but has not entirely grasped the meaning of everything so heard There are some glaring errors here in names, meanings and history His borrowing of Shakespeare s Puck is annoying, as is his constant references to the Welshery To anyone growing up in Wales, most of the tales are familiar, though there were one or two which were new to me in association with Wales, but which are common tropes elsewher...

  6. CaroleHeidi says:

    I usually enjoy traditional Fairy tales, even when they re a bit weird and stilted but this collection was dire.I know it was written a long time ago but the language was dull and the random modern comparisons Griffis used were jarring and out of place.I struggled my way through stubbornly but there was very little enjoyment to be had I knew several of the stories from living near to Wales all of my life and these retellings were far from the best I ve heard.I certainly won t be rushing to r I usually enjoy traditional Fairy tales, even when they re a bit weird and stilted but this collection was dire.I know it was written a long time ago but th...

  7. Eleri Jenkins says:

    I found the first few stories interesting to read however theI read I found the stories became repetitive I was also disappointed to note a few errors namely the spelling of eisteddfod Whilst errors are ...

  8. Kathryn Parry says:

    1 Welsh Rabbit and Hunted hates How did we get from cheese on toast to a saint Did not make sense.A lot of mistakes on the history of Wales For example London bridge was described as Tower bridge I know...

  9. Chanpreet says:

    These are lovely stories I never knew King Arthur was Welsh I find it fascinating that there was another part of the Great Britain I did not know about, not that I know all that much, but still Wales is now on my list of places to visit and travel

  10. John Yelverton says:

    Cute tales full of fairies and the like, but the author took a great deal of liberties when explaining the tales to the American audiences he was writing to, which definitely detracted from the stories.