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A Book of Saints and Wonders

By Gregory, Lady

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Title: A Book of Saints and Wonders  
Author: Gregory, Lady
Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, Celtic Folklore, Ireland
Collections: Sacred Texts
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Publisher: Internet Sacred Text Archive (ISTA)


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Description: The volume is divided into 'books', one each allotted to the doings and lives of Saints Brigit, Columcille, Patrick, and Brendan the Navigator (who voyaged to the promised land). The last two books are more mythical, one dealing with the fabulous voyage of Maeldune and the other, called `Great Wonders of the Old Time', amply justifies the title. About the Author: Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (15 March 1852–22 May 1932), née Isabella Augusta Persse, was an Irish dramatist and folklorist. With William Butler Yeats and others, she co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, and wrote numerous short works for both companies. Lady Gregory produced a number of books of retellings of stories taken from Irish mythology. Born into a class that identified closely with British rule, her conversion to cultural nationalism, as evidenced by her writings, was emblematic of many of the changes to occur in Ireland during her lifetime. Lady Gregory is mainly remembered for her work behind Irish Literary Revival. Her home at Coole Park, County Galway served as an important meeting place for leading Revival figures, and her early work as a member of the board of the Abbey was at least as important for the theatre's development as her creative writings. Her motto was taken from Aristotle: To think like a wise man, but to express oneself like the common people.


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