The King of Ireland's Son (Dodo Press)
By (author) Padraic Colum
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King of Ireland's Son (Dodo Press) by Padraic Colum
Book DescriptionPadraic Colum (1881-1972) was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer and collector of folklore. He was one of the leading figures of the Celtic Revival. At the age of seventeen, he passed an exam for and was awarded a clerkship in the Irish Railway Clearing House. He stayed in this job until 1903. During this period, Colum started to write and met a number of the leading Irish writers of the time. His earliest published poems appeared in The United Irishman. His first book, Wild Earth (1907) collected many of these poems. In 1911 he founded the short-lived literary journal The Irish Review. In 1914, Colum travelled to the USA where he took up children's writing and published a number of collections of stories for children, beginning with The King of Ireland's Son (1916). In 1922 he started writing novels. Amongst his other works are Three Plays (1916), The Boy Who Knew What the Birds Said (1918), The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths (1920) and The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles (1921).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781406598704
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Dodo Press
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Padraic Colum
Children of Odin, Paperback (June 2013)
Offers a lyrical introduction to the myths and epic legends of the ancient Scandinavians. Fusing the disparate mythic accounts of his medieval sources, the poet fashions a powerful tale of the divine adventures of gods and men, locked in an inexorable march of fate. He offers a haunting and evocative portrait of the mythic world of the Viking Age.
King of Ireland's Son, Paperback (January 2012)
A true Irish wonder tale: a coming of age story of the youngest son of the King Ireland, who sets off on an impossible quest. Generations of children have loved the humour, poetry, action and adventure of Padraic Colum's unmatched storytelling.
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