Irish dramatist Lady Gregory, also known as Isabella Augusta, played an important part in reviving interest in Irish literature at the beginning of the 20th century. Being co-founded of the Abbey Theatre along with W.B. Yeats in 1904, she gave Ireland its own national theatre.
“Gods and Fighting Men” is a collection of tales collated by Lady Augusta Gregory, first published in 1904. The book is split into two sections, covering the Irish Mythological Cycle of the Book of Invasions with the coming of the Tuatha De Danaan, whilst the second section details the later hero tales of Finn MacCumhail, the Fenian Cycle. Lady Gregory drew upon a number of published and oral sources to create her version, including Eugene O'Curry's Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish, the Annals of the Four Masters and the Book of Leinster.
We are glad to present you the literary work of the writer, whica was described by George Bernard Shaw as "the greatest living Irishwoman". Enjoy the reading!