The World of the Irish Wonder Tale: An Introduction to the Study of Fairy Tales

By Elliott B. Gose, Jr.

© 1985

Fairy tales are a rich element of childhood in many cultures around the world. But in Ireland, where they are known as wonder tales, these stories of magic and enchantment are not restricted to young audiences; Irish wonder tales are told to adults.

So that the modern reader can fully appreciate them, Gose provides an interdisciplinary overview. He identifies a number of approaches – psychological, anthropological, structural, comparative, and typological.

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  • Series: Heritage
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  • Page Count: 254 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
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  • PUBLISHED FEB 1985

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Fairy tales are a rich element of childhood in many cultures around the world. But in Ireland, where they are known as wonder tales, these stories of magic and enchantment are not restricted to young audiences. Gose identifies a number of approaches - psychological, anthropological, structural, comparative, and typological.

The World of the Irish Wonder Tale: An Introduction to the Study of Fairy Tales

By Elliott B. Gose, Jr.

© 1985

Fairy tales are a rich element of childhood in many cultures around the world. But in Ireland, where they are known as wonder tales, these stories of magic and enchantment are not restricted to young audiences; Irish wonder tales are told to adults.

So that the modern reader can fully appreciate them, Gose provides an interdisciplinary overview. He identifies a number of approaches – psychological, anthropological, structural, comparative, and typological.

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 254 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Elliott B. Gose, Jr. is a retired professor of English at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Imagination Indulged: The Irrational in the Nineteenth-Century Novel and The Transformation Process in Joyce's 'Ulysses'.

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