True Irish Ghost Stories. Enlarged Edition (1926)

Author: St. John D Seymour & Harry L. Neligan.

Book ID: 63889

Price: 125.00

True Irish Ghost Stories. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1926. Second Edition Enlarged. Pp, 299. A very good copy with good original dust jacket.

In 1913, St. John D. Seymour realized that Ireland’s folklore and fairy-tale collections were well served, but the country’s rich tradition of ghost stories was for the most part untapped. Working with Harry L. Neligan, he set out to gather a few. The editors published a request for anecdotes in the newspapers of the day and got a great deal of response which form the basis of this work.

True Irish Ghost Stories provides a peek at late 19th- and early 20th-century Ireland, the superstitious natures of its people and the gleeful but hushed manner in which they approach the supernatural. The first edition appeared in 1914. 

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