The Seeing Stone (Arthur Trilogy)

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Rowlands, head master of the schools at Afonwen, I am indebted for a summary of the fairy-belief in South Carnarvonshire:– ‘Tylwyth Teg.’–‘According to the belief in South Carnarvonshire, the Tylwyth Teg were a small, very pretty people always dressed in white, and much given to dancing and singing in rings where grass grew. Phrases like “write down” and “collect” strongly suggest an act of appropriation, as Marxist critics would express it, a kind of intellectual piracy or theft from an unlettered teller by a literate author.

Black Horses for the King (Magic Carpet Books)

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It is about ten years since this woman died in the hospital at Auray.’ Testimony of a Breton Seeress.–There lives in the little hamlet of Kerlois, less than a mile from Carnac, a Breton seeress, a woman who since eight years of age has been privileged to behold the world invisible and its inhabitants, quite like the woman who died at Auray. Next morning the girl arose, and sees the man her husband living by her side.

Jewel of a Thousand Stars: Giddy

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Presented for the first time, the tale of The Fall of Arthur will transport readers to a time when the legendary King Arthur ruled Britain, and a dark and mythic world of ancient Europe, when the threat to the kingdom came from both without and within. Creation myths play a significant role in healing the sick; they are recited (e.g., among the Navajo Indians of North America) when an individual's world--that is to say, his life--is in jeopardy. H e n c e, as with the older myths, they present their the­ matic implications as an inherent property o f human experience o f the w o r l d.

Merlin and the Land of Mists: Book Four: The Druids

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After this the Dagda and Aengus Og left the camp as quietly as they had come, taking Uaithne and the harp with them. The first French-authored fairy tale that corresponds to the definition for fairy tales worked out in chapter 1 appeared in 1694. The latter, the piskies of Cornwall, appear to have their wits sharpened by their necessities, and may be likened to the keen and cunning "Arab" boy of the London streets, as seen in contrast with the clever child who has been reared in every comfort of a well–regulated home.

Why I Went Back

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Native motifs from Klipple's African Tales with Foreign Analogues. Colored engraved frontispiece. 8vo, [vi] 578pp (shaken, 1st gathering loose, frontispiece soiled); gilt-lettered cloth (soiled, rubbed). "New Edition", publisher's with compliments ink stamp on title. 721. H e r contribution to fairy tale is o f three main kinds: playful original stories for y o u n g readers, w h i c h adduce familiar c o n v e n ­ tions for comic or parodie purposes; retellings for an adult audience o f classic tales, placing the tales in a n e w context, or g i v i n g them a startling n e w twist or point o f v i e w; o r m o r e allusive uses o f k n o w n tales within other genres, especially fantasy.

Lil' Merl and the Dastardly Dragon

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Their chief spokesman 'was quite an accomplished linguist, and could speak Greek, Russian, Roumanian, and two or three other dialects of south-eastern Europe. Series contains books by the same author on Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh festivals throughout the year. Merlin: roman du XIIIe siècle (Geneva: Droz, 1979) Bromwich, R. and Simon Evans, D. In The Pleasant Nights it was Ottaviano Maria Sforza’s sudden and fiction-embellished loss of political power in Milan that was made to account for his removal to the island of Murano together with his daughter and a group of friends. and ghostwriters. since Venetian books were distributed throughout the Italian peninsula. editors. he had probably survived by ghostwriting for one of Venice’s busy salonistes whose daytime labors left little time to burnish bright witticisms or to compose elegant madrigals.

The Shadow of Camelot

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Thy journey is long — two hundred miles. T h e s e illustrations w e r e executed in black and white, using a stippled pen-and-ink technique; i m p r o v e m e n t s in c o l our printing enabled Parrish to illustrate later b o o k s with g l o w i n g full-colour plates. The boy leaves him, and the smith goes on alone. Parallels.—The latter half resembles the second part of the Sea-Maiden (No. xvii.), which see. From it stepped forth a magnificent hero, and without delay the pair, like the lovers in Theocritus, "rejoiced in their wedlock."

Merlin and the Dragons (Picture Puffin Books)

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Gwilyn Jones said to me:–‘It always was and still is the opinion that the Tylwyth Teg are a race of spirits. She caught him and kissed him: ' Thou art the father of my babe.' * But, John,' says the great king of Erin, * it is thou that gottest the bottles of water for me.' * Indeed 'twas I,' says John. *Weel, then, what art thou willing to do to thy two brothers? ' * The very thing they wished to do to me, do for them.' And that same was done.

King of the Middle March (Arthur Trilogy)

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A. "'Hoff­ mann's Nutcracker and Mouse King as a child, she w r o t e that ' s a v e for an occasional flight to fairyland, children's b o o k s should be reat (Atlanta, M a y 1893). They might have been lost altogether but for the efforts of a few writers eager to perpetuate them. A ballad was a folk rhyme told in song form about a sad death, a tragic romance, or a stirring and dramatic adventure of a hero. Most o f these collections of tales are set in frame narratives and take place in a mysterious realm called ' M y t h i k o n '.

The Boy's King Arthur

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H e loses his w a y in the maze of flues, and comes d o w n into the bedroom o f a little girl named Ellie. The story-tellers of the concisely; another is a historian with a bias, colouring his narrative novelty and the halo of romance. Anne d’Auray by the bishops and high ecclesiastics of Brittany. (For these Classical parallels compare Farnell, Cults of the Greek States, iii, passim.) ^451:3 There is this very significant legend on record about the Cave of Cruachan:–‘Magh Mucrime, now, pigs of magic came out of the cave of Cruachain, and that is Ireland’s gate of Hell.’ And ‘Out of it, also, came the Red Birds that withered up everything in Erin that their breath would touch, till the Ulstermen slew them with their slings.’ (B. of Leinster, p. 288 a; Stokes’s trans., in Rev.