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AmyLove The Wild Rapparee (31) RE: The Wild Rapparee 11 Dec 16


Yes, I realize "thicker paper" sounds odd, but I didn't know how else to account for how a book with fewer pages (fewer by more than 200 pages) could be heavier but not bigger. Anyway, when I get a copy of Stars, I'll make my own comparison. :-)

I actually have Glassie's anthology of folktales, though I haven't read it. If I remember correctly, I got the impression that Glassie, an American, presented his own retellings of the tales, and I wanted to read versions of tales closer to the originals. If I'm wrong in this, feel free to let me know. And I know I tend to become skeptical whenever I see that a work is a "retelling" - it's possible I'm not giving this book a fair chance - but I've enjoyed reading, for example, Yeats' Fairy and Folk Tales of Ireland, which I believe keeps closer to the original tales.

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