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18 Celtic fiction (Arthurian Booklist)


This article is from the Arthurian Booklist FAQ, by Cindy Tittle Moore tittle@io.com with numerous contributions by others.

18 Celtic fiction (Arthurian Booklist)

_, Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Dorset, 1986. ISBN 0-88029-073-0.)

Alexander, Lloyd, The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, Castle of
Llyr, Taran Wanderer, The High King. Based on Celtic mythology, these
are excellent "children's" books.

Bedier, Joseph, Romance of Tristan & Iseult (Doubleday Anchor, 1945.)
As retold by Joseph Bedier. Trans. Hilaire Belloc. Completed by Paul
Rosenfeld. New York, Random House, 1965.

Flint, Kenneth C. Riders of the Sidhe, Champions of the Sidhe, ??
which collectively are a retelling of the Irish myth of Lugh Lamfada.
Isle of Destiny (Cuchulain), and Cromm (horror with Celtic mythology).

Flynn, Casey, The Gods of Ireland (Bantam/Spectra). This is a series
of books which retell the mythic cycle of Irish legends. The
individual books are short and do stand alone, at least the first two

Gantz, Jeffrey, Early Irish Myths and Sagas (Penguin, 1981. ISBN

Garner, Alan. The Owl Service. New York: Ballentine Books, 1981 (First
published: London and Glasgow: William Collins Sons & Company, 1967).
Based on the Welsh tales of Llew Llaw Gyffes.

Greeley, Andrew M. The Magic Cup: An Irish Legend. New York: Warner
Books, 1979 (First published: New York: McGraw- Hill, 1979).

Humphreys, Emyr, The Taliesin Tradition, (Black Raven, 1983. ISBN
0-85159-002-0.) Boring.

Jackson, Kenneth, A Celtic Miscellany (Penguin, 1951. ISBN

Jacobs, Joseph, Celtic Fairy Tales (Dover, 1968. ISBN 0-486-21826-0.)

Llywelyn, Morgan, Red Branch (Ivy Books, Ballantine Books, 1989. ISBN:
0-8041-0591-X. Retells the story of the Irish warrior-hero: Cuchulain,
the Hound of Ulster. Has also written Grania, The Horse Goddess, Lion
of Ireland and Bard.

Paxson, Diana L., The White Raven (Avon Books, 1988). Retelling of the
Tristan/Iseult legend, from the point of view of Iseult's slave/maid.
A pretty, romantic sort of tale. Set in Britain after the collapse of
King Arthur's peace.

Peacock, Thomas Love. The Misfortunes of Elphin (c1829; many
reprints). An irreverent take on the Mabinogion.

Rolleston, T.W., Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race (Constable,
1911. recent reprint, no date. ISBN 0-09-467720-4)

Weston, Jesse L. From Ritual to Romance (Anchor, 1957.) A work on the

Yeats, Wm. Butler, The Celtic Twilight (Signet, 1962.)

Yeats, Wm. Butler and Lady Gregory, A Treasury of Irish Myth, Legend,
and Folklore (Avenel Books, 1986. ISBN: 0-517-48904-X. Irish tales,
plus the legend of Cuchulain.


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