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Welsh Fairy Tales And Other Stories
This volume contains twenty-four such tales collected from around Wales by P. H. Emerson whilst living in Anglesea during the winter 1891-2. In most cases he amended them as little as possible, preferring to record the stories as told, staying true to the original, so that the written story would enchant readers as though it were being presented in the vernacular. Why do w ...more
Paperback, Myths, Legend And Folk Tales From Around The World, 100 pages
Published June 24th 2009 by Abela Publishing
(first published 1894)
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Emerson's collection of Welsh fairy tales reveals a somewhat surprising character when compared with other books of fairy tales. These are often extremely short and portray less bipolar dimensions of good and evil. There is a gritty survival quality that makes them intriguing as hero and villain mix into these somehow likeale if not loveable characters.