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The Queen of the Air

by Ruskin

Ah, masters of modern science, give me back my Athena out of your vials, and seal, if it may be, once more, Asmodeus therein. You have divided the elements, and united them; enslaved them upon the earth, and...

A Monstrous Commotion: The Mysteries of Loch Ness

by Gareth Williams

The Loch Ness Monster: a creature that should have died out with the dinosaurs, or a legend built on hoaxes and wishful thinking?

Sir Peter Scott, internationally renowned naturalist and president of the World...

Stories in the Stars: An Atlas of Constellations

by Susanna Hislop & Hannah Waldron

A beautifully illustrated Penguin Hardcover that invites readers to travel the night sky and discover the universe of stories in the stars


To those who can decipher it, the night sky is alive with gods and...

The Folkloresque

by Michael Dylan Foster & Jeffrey A. Tolbert

"This volume introduces a new concept to explore the dynamic relationship between folklore and popular culture: the “folkloresque.” With “folkloresque,” Foster and Tolbert name the product created when...

Tea and Tea Drinking

by Arthur Reade

The question of the influence of tea, as well as that of alcohol and tobacco, has occupied the attention of the author for some time. Apart from its physiological aspect, the subject of tea-drinking is extremely...

Legends of Maui - A Demi-God of Polynesia and of His Mother Hina

by W. D. Westervelt

This book contains an account of the legends of Maui, a demi-god whose story probably contains a larger number of unique and ancient myths than that of any other legendary character in the mythology of any nation....

Beautiful Wall

by Ray Gonzalez

Set in the desert Southwest, Beautiful Wall straddles current realities of immigration and border violence, and a beautiful, familial past.

Asfidity and Mad-Stones: A Further Ramble Through Hillfolks' Hoodoo

by H. Byron Ballard, D. A. Sarac & Vicki Lane

Sharing these practices and this beloved but fading culture has led me far afield, teaching and speaking. I’ve rambled from the bayous of Louisiana to the ruined hills of West Virginia, and from Memphis to...

Stable Views: Stories and Voices from the Thoroughbred Racetrack

by Ellen E. McHale

A moving revelation of the many essential workers and their lives on the backside of thoroughbred racetracks

North And South

by Elizabeth Gaskell

“North and South “(1854) is a novel by the English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. The title refers to one of the themes of the novel: the contrast of lifestyles between the North and the South of England. The...

Diagnosing Folklore: Perspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma

by Trevor J. Blank & Andrea Kitta

How the collision of folk understandings with medical definitions affect disability and stigma

A Treatise of Human Nature

by David Hume

David Hume (/ˈhjuːm/; 7 May 1711 NS (26 April 1711 OS) – 25 August 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of radical...

The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev, Volume II

by Jack V. Haney

140 tales collected by the extraordinary Russian "Grimm"

The Origin Myth of Acoma Pueblo

by Edward Proctor Hunt & Peter Nabokov

A masterpiece of Pueblo Indian mythology, now in a restored edition

Edward Proctor Hunt, a Pueblo Indian man, was born in 1861 in the mesa-top village of Acoma, New Mexico, and initiated into several secret societies,...

History of Circumcision

by P. C. Remondino

In ancient Egypt the performance of circumcision was at one time limited to the priesthood, who, in addition to the cleanliness that this operation imparted to that class, added the shaving of the whole body...

Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail

by Alfred Nutt

The present work is, as its title states, a collection of “Studies.” It does not profess to give an exhaustive or orderly account of the Grail romance cycle; it deals with particular aspects of the legend,...

New Age Capitalism: Making Money East of Eden

by Kimberly J. Lau

New Age Capitalism examines how "Eastern" and other non-Western traditions have been coopted by Western capitalism.

Legends That Every Child Should Know

by Hamilton Wright Mabie

If we knew how the words in our language were made and what they have meant to successive generations of the men and women who have used them, we should have a new and very interesting kind of history to read....

Mediaeval Tales

by Henry Morley

This volume of "Mediæval Tales" is in four parts, containing severally, Turpin's "History of Charles the Great and Orlando," which is an old source of Charlemagne romance; Spanish Ballads, relating chiefly...

The Metamorphoses Vol. I

by Ovid

The Metamorphoses of Ovid are a compendium of the Mythological narratives of ancient Greece and Rome, so ingeniously framed, as to embrace a large amount of information upon almost every subject connected with...