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Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales (Forgotten Books)
Treasury of fanciful, picturesque narratives tell of brownies, kelpies, mermen, and other supernatural creatures that assist, annoy, and otherwise meddle in the lives of simple Scottish country folk. A delightful collection of imaginative and entertaining nursery and fairy tales, animal fables, witchcraft lore, and stories with a comic twist.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 11th 2000 by Dover Publications
(first published 1892)
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I felt compelled to give this four stars (rather than fewer) because it 'does what it says on the tin'. It is a comprehensive collection (oh, okay - anthology if you must) of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales. It is pretty academic in its delivery, in my view. The editor could - and should - have done a better job of taking the original manuscripts and (there's no other way of putting this) 'editing' them. Had that been done, we wouldn't have had paragraphs of several hundred words, spanning nigh on ...more
George Douglas Brown (26 January 1869 – 28 August 1902) was a Scottish novelist, best known for his highly influential realist novel The House with the Green Shutters (1901), which was published the year before his death at the age of 33.More about George Douglas Brown...
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