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Celtic Weird : Tales of Wicked Folklore and Dark Mythology

Author: Mains, Johnny

Fiction & related items

Published on 10 November 2022 by British Library Publishing in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 336 pages
181 x 217 x 35 | 786g

From the shorelines, hills and towns of ancient lands, tales of twisted creatures, sins against nature and pagan revenants have been passed down from generation to generation. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, folklore from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man inspired a new strain of strange short stories, penned by writers of the weird and fantastic including masters of the form such as Arthur Machen, Edith Wharton and Robert Aickman.

In this volume, Johnny Mains dives into the archives to unearth a hoard of twenty-one enthralling tales imbued with elements of Celtic folklore, ranging from the 1820s to the 1980s and including three weird lost gems translated from Gaelic. Together they conjure uncanny visions of eternal forces, beings and traditions, resonating with the beguiling essence of this unique branch of strange fiction.

Celtic Weird : Tales of Wicked Folklore and Dark Mythology

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