Popular Tales of the West Highlands, Volume 1
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" • 554 pages
ISBN 9781874744153 • paperback • $25.95 •
John Francis Campbell of Islay's great collection stands today as one of the great memorials to Victorian scholarship, as well as the greatest treasurehouse of Scottish folktales ever produced.
These stories reveal for the first time the full riches of Gaelic oral culture and its world wide links with other oral traditions. As well as providing the only texts of many of these tales, Campbell's work helped preserve many more by raising the prestige of the story-teller and the tales they told the community.
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