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Great Irish Short Stories
This collection of thirteen captivating tales by Irish authors illustrates both traditional and modern approaches to the Celtic art of storytelling. Spanning two centuries, it features stories by Maria Edgeworth and William Carleton from the beginning of Irish prose fiction in English; retellings of traditional tales by Lady Gregory and Standish O'Grady from the great age ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 10th 2005 by Dover Publications
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Evan Bates has created a collection of Irish stories that span most of the literary history of the island, providing a well-rounded view of its extensive literary heritage and, when taken together in context, creating a kind of narrative of the self-image of Irish writers and developing national consciousness.