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3.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 5 3.23 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Commuter's Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2003 ISBN:
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This is a collection of poems, old and modern, by an assortment of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh poets. Many of the poems describe earlier culture and political concerns and many deal with love of the homeland. Some are by well-known poets, and some are by authors who have long faded into obscurity. Together they present a fascinating fabric of a rich culture. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben Dougherty | 12/1/2013

    " A good read; it's a collection of vignettes that Yeats collected from the countryside of Ireland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Pollard | 11/29/2013

    " A great collection of folklore, especially tales of the now oh-so-hard to see, but none the less interesting 'little folk'. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cwn_annwn_13 | 10/17/2013

    " Yeats compiled these stories from various Irish hillbillies in the 1890s. I am a lover of all things Celtic as well as a lover of folklore, local legends, ghost stories, faerie lore, etc, but surprisingly I just didn't get sucked into this book like I thought I would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Briggs | 10/12/2013

    " A short edition of encounters with fairies. A much easier to consume and move on resources than The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rua Brithem | 10/4/2013

    " Yeats' work is inordinately beautiful. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 kiki | 9/5/2013

    " not at all what i thought it would be. boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natasha | 4/12/2011

    " I wrote a paper on this book in London and never actually read it. Don't tell Dean. I'm sure its great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey Stewart | 11/17/2009

    " As the title suggests - this is ethereal to the max. I highlighted so many quotes out of this one. I loved it. I'm not a huge poetry person, but this one spoke to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 8/20/2009

    " I'm a big fairy tale/folklore person, but I didn't like this book. Yeats was so condescending towards the Irish that I just couldn't take it. If I hadn't had to read this book for a class, I wouldn't have finished it. But there are some good stories in there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlos Carneiro | 11/21/2006

    " Excelente ponte entre a antiga mitologia celta e o folklore em volta das fadas por Yeats. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha D | 1/31/2006

    " Never truly been a fan of Yeats, however, I did like this book because I adore Celtic folklore and faerie tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gobnait Ó Fhloinn | 10/19/2005

    " This book contained a few good stories and even a few enjoyable quotes. However, what was chosen for this book was uneven and even at times dull. It was not at all what I had expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brent | 8/20/2005

    " An interesting piece of prose work from a man known as being a great poet. Yeats' book is full of lyrical insights and odd stories that display his fascination with the mystical and occult. "

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About the Author
Author Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) was an Anglo-Irish priest, author, journalist, political pamphleteer, and poet. He is primarily known as a prose satirist for such works as “A Modest Proposal.” The dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral from 1713, he was considered Dublin’s foremost citizen.

About the Narrator

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. In 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for his narration of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.