Paper $16.95 ISBN: 9780708312575 Published February 2001 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

The Welsh Fairy Book

W. Jenkyn Thomas

The Welsh Fairy Book

W. Jenkyn Thomas

Distributed for University of Wales Press

336 pages | © 1995
Paper $16.95 ISBN: 9780708312575 Published February 2001 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

The Welsh Fairy Book is the finest example of Welsh book illustration to have been produced in the ferment of the early twentieth century. Published originally in 1907, the stories collected here were set in prose by the Welsh folklorist W. Jenkyn Thomas, editor of classical texts and of the poetry collection Penillion Telyn (1894), and illustrated by the Hungarian graphic artist Willy Pogany in the art nouveau idiom that was at the height of its popularity in the first decade of the twentieth century. This edition includes an introduction by Juliette Wood, chronicling and contextualising changing attitudes towards the work of folklorists and Welsh folk studies, to present again this important example of illustrated text from Wales.

Contents
Introduction by Juliette Wood
Preface to the First Edition
 
The Lady of the Lake
Arthur in the Cave
The Curse of Pantannas
The Drowning of the Bottom Hundred
Elidyr's Sojurn in Fairy−Land
Lowri Dafydd Earns a Purse of Gold
The Llanfabon Changeling
Why the Red Dragon is the Emblem of Wales
Llyn Cwm Llwch
The Adventures of Three Farmers
Cadwaladr and His Goat
The Fairy Wife
Einion and the Lady of the Greenwood
The Green Isles of the Ocean
March's Ears
The Fairy Harp
Guto Bach and the Fairies
Ianto's Chase
The Stray Cow
Bala Lake
The Forbidden Fountain
Tudor Ap Einion
Fairy Walking Stick
Dick the Fiddler's Money
A Strange Otter
Fairy Ointment
Pergrin and the Mermaiden
The Cave of the Young Men of Snowdonia
Einion and the Fair Family
St Collen and the King of the Fairy
Helig's Hollow
Owen Goes A−Wooing
The Fairy Reward
Why Deunant has the Front Door in the Back
Getting Rid of the Fairies
The Mantle of Kings' Beards
Pedws Ffowk and St Elian's Well
Magic Music
Sili go Dwt
Another Changeling
A Fairy Borrowing
Treasure Seeking
The Richest Man
St Beuno and the Curlew
The Cat Witches
The Swallowed Court
What Marged Rolant Saw
Ned Puw's Farewell
Pennard Castle
The Man with the Green Weeds
Goronwy Tudor and the Witches of Llanddona
Robin's Return
The Harper's Gratuity
Six and Four are Ten
Envy Burns Itself
The Bride from the Red Lake
A Fairy Dog
Grace's Well
The Fairy Password
St Winifred's Well
Ancients of the World
Nansi Llywd and the Dog of Darkness
An Adventure in the Big Bog
The Pwca of the Trwyn
John Gethin and the Candle
Fetching a Halter
Dai Sion's Homecoming
Melangell's Lambs
Syfaddon Lake
The Power of St Tegla's Well
The Men of Ardudwy
The Parti−Coloured Cow
Striking a Corpse Candle
Hu Gadarn
The Devil's Bridge
The Martyred Hound
Twm of the Fair Lies
Black Robin
Llyn Llech Owen
A Ghostly Rehersal
A Phantom Funeral
Why the Robin's Breast is Red
 
Appendix
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