The Crock of Gold, James Stephens, w D/J, Macmillan Co., 1937, Vintage Fairytale


In StockIn StockOut of stock
Out of stock

Shop with confidence. 100% Secure Checkout

visamasterdiners clubdiscoveramerican expresspaypaleloshopify payapple paygoogle pay
Order in the next to get it between and hoursminutes
The Crock of Gold
by James Stephens

- ♦ -

About the Book

The Crock of Gold is a comic novel written by Irish author James Stephens and first published in 1912. A mixture of philosophy, Irish folklore and the "battle of the sexes", it consists of six books:

Book 1 - The Coming of Pan
Book 2 - The Philosophers Journey
Book 3 - The Two Gods
Book 4 - The Philosophers Return
Book 5 - The Policemen
Book 6 - The Thin Woman's Journey

The books deal star a philosopher and his quest to find the most beautiful woman in the world, Cáitilin Ni Murrachu, daughter of a remote mountain farm, and deliver her from the gods Pan and Aengus Óg, while himself going through a catharsis.

The Philosopher is arrested for murder after the neighboring Leprecauns of Gort na Clocha Mora (whose crock of gold has been taken) lay information with the police that the two friends who shared the Philosopher's house have died, with the implication that they have been killed. "It is in circumstances such as these that dangerous alliances are made," wrote Stephens, "and, for the first time in history, the elemental beings invoked bourgeois assistance."

The Philosopher is then whisked away by his wife the Thin Woman of Inis Magrath (whom herself belongs to the most powerful Shee of Ireland). The Philosopher and the Thin Woman of Inis Magrath encounter notable characters on their separate journeys, in his case Angus Óg, and in hers the Three Infinites.

The Crock of Gold is written with Stephens' eye for beautiful detail.

- ♦ -

Publisher: The Macmillan Company, New York
Copyright: 1937

- ♦ -

CONDITION: Hardcover with Original Dust Jacket. The green cloth cover is in good shape with minimal wear to edges and corners. The jacket is chipped on edges and shows signs of wear. Text block is crisp and clean. Binding/hinges tight.

298 pages, 5.5" x 8"
Not enough items available. Only [max] left.
Add to WishlistBrowse WishlistRemove Wishlist
Shopping cart

Your cart is empty.

Return To Shop

Add Order NoteEdit Order Note
Estimate Shipping
Add A Coupon

Estimate Shipping

Add A Coupon

Coupon code will work on checkout page