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Curious Myths of the Middle Ages

by Sabine Baring-Gould

Step back into the romance and primal conflict of the medieval period with this collection of fairy tales and folklore from the era. Equal parts charmingly quaint and bracingly brutal, this carefully curated...


Clare Folk Tales

by Ruth Marshall

County Clare has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from the county. Discover the tales surrounding the tomb of the sun goddess Grianne in...


The Water of Life: Spiritual Renewal in the Fairy Tale, Revised Edition

by David L Hart

The intensive study of Jungian psychology was amplified by another subject, taught continuously while I was a student at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland: the psychology of fairy tales. The study of...


The Gold Seekers: Gold, Ghosts and Legends from Carolina to California

by Nancy Roberts

The first gold rush in the United States did not happen in California, as The Gold Seekers reveals. America's first gold rush was in the South.


Ghosts of the Southern Mountains and Appalachia

by Nancy Roberts & Bruce Roberts

Roberts writes stories from a wide variety of locations: "Night of the Hunt" in Hendersonville, North Carolina; "Return of the Bell Witch" in Adams, Tennessee; "The Shenandoah Stage" in New Market, Virginia;...


South Carolina Ghosts: From the Coast to the Mountains

by Nancy Roberts

Ghosts still walk in South Carolina and unexplained things continue to confound even the most skeptical among us.


North Carolina Ghosts & Legends

by Nancy Roberts & Bruce Roberts

This collection of tales was originally published as An Illustrated Guide to Ghosts and Mysterious Occurences in the Old North State. To her group of classic stories, Mrs. Roberts has added three new tales about...


South-African Folk-Tales

by James Albert Honey

The folk tales of South Africa are fascinating and full of beautiful stories of animals, gods and magic.


Tell My Horse

by Zora Neale Hurston

As a first-hand account of the weird mysteries and horrors of voodoo, Tell My Horse is an invaluable resource and fascinating guide. Based on Zora Neale Hurston's personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica, where...


The Dead Beat

by Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn Johnson was enthralled by the remarkable lives that were marching out of this world—so she sought out the best obits in the English language and the people who spent their lives writing about the dead....


Eskimo Folk-Tales

by W. W. Worster

The folk tales of the Inuit are some of the most unique in the entire world, completely isolated for thousands of years in the icy, windswept north, they believed they were the only peoples on Earth and this...


Legends of Gods and Ghosts - (Hawaiian Mythology) - Collected and Translated from the Hawaiian

by William Drake Westervelt

A collection of the beautiful and descriptive tales of ghosts and myths from the Hawaiian Islands, complete with a glossary of Hawaiian place names and words. Fans of ghost stories and Hawaiian history will...


The Realm Of Faerie - Fairy Life And Legend In Britain (Folklore History Series)

by Wirt Sikes

This fantastic book is a must read for anybody who has an interest in fairy lore and the history of folklore concerning the fairy. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and...


Manners And Social Usages

by Mary Elizabeth Sherwood

A manual written for any social scenario that might occur to somebody from the upper-middle classes at the turn of the 20th century. A lot of this book may seem anachronistic in the modern age but it is a fascinating...


Folk Lore In Lowland Scotland

by Eve Blantyre Simpson

The folklore of Scotland is rich and vibrant, this is a classic collection of folk stories with on Beltane and the vanished races, fairies, fisherman's superstitions, witches and wizards and much more.


Self-Help Books: Why Americans Keep Reading Them

by Sandra K. Dolby

Based on a reading of more than three hundred self-help books, Sandra K. Dolby examines this remarkably popular genre to define "self-help" in a way that's compelling to academics and lay readers alike. Self-Help...


Ghost Dancing on the Cracker Circuit: The Culture of Festivals in the American South

by Rodger Lyle Brown

Everybody knows about community festivals that celebrate the good ol' days--events like Rattlesnake Roundup, Peanut Days, and Mule Day. Countless towns around the South stage them. They set aside one weekend...


Wiregrass Country

by Jerrilyn McGregory

Wiregrass (Aristida stricta) refers to a genus of flora that depends on fire ecology for germination. Although its growth is widespread from the Chesapeake Bay to the western brim of Texas, only one region has...


Carolina Piedmont Country

by John M. Coggeshall

For over a century cotton production influenced the folklife of the Carolina Piedmont. In the wake of the reconstruction in the 1870s the Piedmont sprouted a number of industrial towns whose cotton mills utilized...


Great Smoky Mountains Folklife

by Michael Ann Williams

The Great Smoky Mountains, at the border of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, are among the highest peaks of the southern Appalachian chain. Although this area shares much with the cultural traditions...