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Hewlett, Blarney Stone.

Hewlett, Blarney Stone.

Hewlett, John. Blarney Stone. New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc. 1951. 20,5 cm x 14,2 cm. XX, 346 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Exlibris on front pastedown. Only slightly foxed. In protective mylar.

Includes for example the following essays: O, Blarney Castle, My Darlint! / The Blarney of the Gael / Treasure of King McCarty / Ould Puff / The Pebble of Destiny etc etc.

Special item, which is neither fact nor fiction, as is the way with many an Irish tale. Prefaced by a lively and informative historical piece on Ireland’s famous Blarney Stone and its counterparts, ancient and modern, the main matter of the text is a whimsical tale of an American who comes with a broken heart and finds a cure. After various escapades, ghostly and otherwise, with Irish acquaintances ranging from pub keepers to stablemen, our hero kisses the Blarney Stone and learns how to talk to the girls. The tale does not hold up to the introduction; the light hearted anecdotes, the legends and whimsy and Irish brogue, the mundanely described human pranks and foibles pall all too soon. But for the Barry Fitzgerald fans who take their Irish as it comes, it provides entertainment, and if attractively packaged might make a fitting gift for that Irish friend. (kirkusreviews.com)

Our price: EUR 58,-- 

Hewlett, Blarney Stone.
Hewlett, Blarney Stone.