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William Elliot Griffis (September 17, 1843 – February 5, 1928) was an American orientalist, Congregational minister, lecturer, and prolific author.

William Elliot Griffis (September 17, 1843 – February 5, 1928) was an American orientalist, Congregational minister, lecturer, and prolific author. Griffis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of a sea captain and later a coal trader. During the American Civil War, he served two months as a corporal in Company H of the 44th Pennsylvania Militia after Robert E. Lee invaded Pennsylvania in 1863. After the war, he attended Rutgers University at New Brunswick, New Jersey, graduating in 1869

William Elliot Griffis wrote extensively about European cultures with books of Dutch fairy tales, Korean folk tales and more. Born in Philadelphia in 1843, author William Elliot Griffis was an extremely prolific author and published several books of fairy tales in the 1900’s.

William Elliot Griffis wrote extensively about European cultures with books of Dutch fairy tales, Korean folk tales and more. An active minister in the United States in the 1800’s, he worked in several churches in Boston and New York, before retiring from ministry in 1903 to write and lecture.

The author of this volume, William Elliot Griffis, was a proud Pennsylvanian descended from Welsh stock. His tales have a distinct Welsh flavor. They speak about the Welsh history, the countryside, and the customs of the people. He was a Congregational minister and a prominent orientalist, but as a Welshman from Pennsylvania, especially in 1921, he was a Welshman through and through. The dedication of the book to his Welsh born grandfather is both touching and hilarious and a perfect example of how proud the early American Welsh were to wear the leek. Anyway, this collection is a labor of love, not academic scholarship.

автор: Уильям Эллиот Гриффис (William Elliot Griffis). The Project Gutenberg EBook of Welsh Fairy Tales, by William Elliott Griffis. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever

автор: Уильям Эллиот Гриффис (William Elliot Griffis). Читать на английском и переводить текст. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Title: Welsh Fairy Tales. Author: William Elliott Griffis. Posting Date: March 22, 2014 Release Date: November, 2005 First Posted: September 25, 2003.

William elliot griffis. A preface letter to my grandfather

William elliot griffis. A preface letter to my grandfather. Dear captain john griffis: Although I never saw you, since you died in 1804, I am glad you were one of those Welshmen who opposed the policy of King George III and that you, after coming to America in 1783, were among the first sea captains to carry the American flag around the world. That you knew many of the Free Quakers and other patriots of the Revolution and that they buried you among them, near Benjamin Franklin, is a matter of pride to your descendants.

A collection of twenty-five Welsh fairy tales including: King Arthur's Cave, Welsh Rabbit and Hunted Hare, and The Golden .

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William Elliot Griffis’s most popular book is Welsh Fairy Tales. Showing 30 distinct works. Welsh Fairy Tales by. William Elliot Griffis. Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks. Charles Carleton Coffin, War Correspondent, Traveller, Author, and Statesman. The Religions of Japan, From the Dawn of History to the Era of Méiji. Japanese Fairy World, Stories from the Wonder-Lore of Japan. Sir William Johnson and the Six Nations.

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Nenayally
The author of this volume, William Elliot Griffis, was a proud Pennsylvanian descended from Welsh stock. He was a Congregational minister and a prominent orientalist, but as a Welshman from Pennsylvania, especially in 1921, he was a Welshman through and through. (The dedication of the book to his Welsh born grandfather is both touching and hilarious and a perfect example of how proud the early American Welsh were to wear the leek.)

Anyway, this collection is a labor of love, not academic scholarship. No footnotes, no citation of sources, no careful parsing of disputed passages from the Red Book of Hergest, ("Llyfr Coch Hergest"), this is an energetic, muscular all out love letter to Wales, the Welsh, and traditional Welsh stories. It's loaded with questionable history and dubious explanations of the origins of the Cymry, and apparently Saint David was responsible for inventing everything from Welsh rarebit, (rabbit), to the telephone. But I don't care, because Griffis is a tremendous storyteller, with an instinct for the rhythm of a story and the telling, engaging detail.

You can read this yourself as a light entertainment, or I guess you could read it critically if you are so inclined, but this strikes me as best as a read aloud for a younger listener. The tales aren't scary, but they are clever, or touching, or full of action, or fantastic, and really beg to be read out loud. Despite the fact that the text is almost a hundred years old it is fresh and clear and direct, which also recommends it for younger, modern readers.

This is a well formatted and readable Kindle freebie, (although without an active Table of Contents), and has so much zest and personality, it ended up being a very pleasant freebie find.
Galubel
While some reviewer's are finding the incidences of domestic violence and subjugation of women to be part of this collection, I view it as yet another example of folklore from an earlier time in history. If we were to hold every example of folklore up to today's societal standards quite a few would fail. The standards and mores of the times that have passed are not the point to me. The stories of the culture and folklore and seeing connections with other cultures and folklore is my primary interest. It would be nice if someone could find out the name of the beautiful maiden who charmed and sang Anfang to sleep but is only remembered by that incident and for later marrying the "hero" of the tale though. I did read many more tales of Welsh folklore than I had ever previously encountered and it was nice to discover so many hidden gems.
Dagdarad
W. E. Griffis, the author of this collection of twenty four short stories, lived between 1843 and 1928. His tales have a distinct Welsh flavor. They speak about the Welsh history, the countryside, and the customs of the people.

His first tale, for example, tells that the name Taffy used by the Welsh is a mispronunciation of David, a saint who came to the country and taught the people how to eat a good food without killing an animal. This was to melt a good cheese over bread. The British, who loved to eat rabbits, called this delicacy Welsh Rabbit, and many people today think that a Welsh Rabbit is a food made from animals.

The second has an interesting twist on the story of a warrior fighting a monster. In this tale, the hero is a beautiful young girl who perfumes herself and enchants the monster with her beauty and her smells and her lullaby, which causes him to fall asleep. The story is ostensibly is about the distant past and the origin of some famous Welsh places.

The third tells some adventures of Hugh the conjurer. He was a seventh son, and seventh sons in Wales have magical powers. Once he was told that people who came to a certain Inn were robbed, even though their rooms were locked and there was no sign that any human had entered. Hugh, willing to go anywhere to help people, agreed to solve the crimes.

The fourth allegedly relates the history of the country, how the people settled the land, the wars between tribes, how women were treated, and how customs like the "wake" were created (people had to stay awake all night to protect the dead from wild animals).
Tori Texer
If you are looking for a compilation of traditional Welsh Folk tales, this book is a must read.
Anicasalar
The type in this book is very, very small.
Perius
Being of Welsh descent and wanting to share my heritage with my children, I chose this title. I did not regret it. The Welsh culture is rich in magic, lore, and interesting descriptions of the world. This collection brings together a decent spectrum of stories that you can share with your kids and still get a chuckle out of as an adult. I loved it. - Dr. G.
Jwalextell
My husband is from Wales. It is so nice to be able to share these with the kids. I love sharing their culture with them.
Has a Aesop feel to it, wouldn't be easy for young readers to enjoy
Welsh Fairy Tales download epub
Social Sciences
Author: William Elliot Griffis
ISBN: 0554361582
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: BiblioLife (August 18, 2008)
Pages: 148 pages