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Ella Young (1867 – 1956) was an Irish poet, political activist, and mystic. Born in County Antrim, she grew up in Dublin and attended the Royal University. Her interest in Theosophy led her to become an early member of the Hermetic Society, and her acquaintance with "Ĉ" (George William Russell) led to her becoming one of his select group of protegés, known as the "singing birds." Her nationalist sentiments also led her to a friendship with Patrick Pearse, and she had a supporting role in the Easter Rising; as a member of Cumann na mBan, she smuggled rifles and other supplies in support of Republican forces.

Young's first volume of verse, titled simply Poems, was published in 1906. She became friends with Yeats's erstwhile flame Maud Gonne, and Gonne illustrated Young's first book of stories, Celtic Wonder Tales (1910). Although she continued to write poetry, it was for her redactions of traditional Irish legends that she became best known; among her later books were The Wonder Smith, The Tangle-Coated Horse, and The Unicorn with Silver Shoes.

Later in life, Young emigrated to the United States, where for ten years she was a Lecturer in Celtic Mythology at the University of California, Berkeley. After this position ended, she spent some years at a Theosophical colony known as Halcyon, near San Luis Obispo, where her eclectic circle of friends included Ansel Adams, who made a rare portrait of her. Her later writings grew increasingly mystical, and she found particular affinity in the California Redwoods. On her death in 1956, she left the bulk of her estate to the Save-the-Redwoods League.
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Total Books: 28
At the Gates of Dawn A Collection of Writings by Ella Young
The Weird of Fionavar
2010 - The Weird of Fionavar [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781440059070
ISBN-10: 1440059071

Celtic Wonder-Tales
2010 - Celtic Wonder-tales (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151958105
ISBN-10: 1151958107

2009 - Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781117097206
ISBN-10: 111709720X

Celtic Wonder Tales Retold
2009 - Celtic Wonder Tales Retold (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781449571634
ISBN-10: 1449571638

Celtic Wonder Tales
2009 - Celtic Wonder Tales [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781409935674
ISBN-10: 1409935671

Poems By Ella Young
2008 - Poems By Ella Young [1906] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780548869345
ISBN-10: 0548869340

Keltische Mythologie
1996 - Keltische Mythologie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783880691810
ISBN-10: 3880691819

Wonder Smith and His Son
1992 - Wonder Smith and His Son (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780863155215
ISBN-10: 0863155219
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction

The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales Episodes from the Fionn Saga
The Tangle-coated Horse and Other Tales Episodes From the Fionn Saga [Floris classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780863155178
ISBN-10: 0863155170
Genres: Children's Books, Nonfiction