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Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

  • From the deeply unsettling to the possibly supernatural, these thirty-one border-crossing stories from around the world explore the uncanny in literature, and delve into our increasingly unstable sense of self, home, and planet. The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows opens with "The Sand-man," E.T.A. Hoffmann's 1817 tale of doppelgangers and...

    Publisher : St. Martin's Press
    published : 2015
  • This collection of Celtic Fairy tales was put together by noted Celtic expert Joseph Jacobs in the late 19th and early 20th Century. Including famous legends such as 'Conal Hammerclaw' and 'The Sea Maiden', this book will excite and delight fans of the Celtic arts, those who appreciate classic literature, and story-lovers in general.

    Publisher : Andrews UK
    published : 2010
  • 1900 BC: the once-proud Suryavanshi rulers of the Meluha Empire are in dire peril. The empire's primary river, the Saraswathi, is slowly drying up. There are devastating terrorist attacks from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis - and to make matters worse, the Chandravanshis appear to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised race of deformed...

    Publisher : Quercus
    published : 2012
  • The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic† Beowulf , tells his own side of¬†the story in this frequently banned book.¬†This ¬†classic and much lauded retelling of Beowulf ¬†follows the monster Grendel as he learns about humans and fights the war at the center of¬†the Anglo Saxon classic epic.¬†This is the book...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • "Laurenston is the queen of paranormal romances that mix over-the-top humor, eccentric characters and sexy, crazy plots to produce addictive stories you won't want to put down." -- RT Book Reviews No one would ever accuse Jace Berisha of having an easy life--considering her husband?you know?killed her. But that was then! Now she fights for mighty...

    Publisher : Kensington
    published : 2016
  • This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks. In addition to the complete texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony , this collection provides generous selections from over 50 texts...

    Publisher : Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
    published : 2004
  • A cornerstone of Chinese popular culture, the legend of the White Snake--the admirable demon who loves her victim--has been continually rewritten, reinterpreted, and readapted for over five hundred years. The Precious Scroll of Thunder Peak was one of the most popular nineteenth-century versions of the legend. In bringing together translations...

    Publisher : Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
    published : 2009
  • Varner brings together a medley of stories, myths, and folklore, sharing a fascination and respect for humankind's early and contemporary cultures and wondering at similarities across the board. Here, he focuses on "Little People" and giants, animals and were-creatures, and the odd, helpful or threatening ways imputed to our earthly companions...

    Publisher : Algora Publishing
    published : 2007
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    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • A publication of 1891, A House of Pomegranates is a collection of fairy tales written by Oscar Wilde. It is a magical and mystical presentation that presents grand characters such as princes, princesses, dwarfs, mermaids, and a star-child. The work presents the most beautiful and the most revealing ideas about inner and outer beauty; it preaches that...

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2008