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Scarabs

by Isaac Myer

An element of great value to the student of religions is, that the scarabæus symbol, is the earliest expression of the most ancient idea of the immortality of the soul after death that has reached our day,...


The Old Testament in the Light of the Historical Records and Legends of Assyria and Babylonia

by Theophilus Goldridge Pinches

To find out how the world was made, or rather, to give forth a theory accounting for its origin and continued existence, is one of the subjects that has attracted the attention of thinking minds among all nations...


The Mayor Of Casterbridge

by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism,...


Of the Standard of Taste

by David Hume

Philosopher and historian, second son of Joseph Hume, of Ninewells, Berwickshire, was born and educated in Edinburgh, and was intended for the law. For this, however, he had no aptitude, and commercial pursuits...


That Politics may be reduced to a Science

by David Hume

Philosopher and historian, second son of Joseph Hume, of Ninewells, Berwickshire, was born and educated in Edinburgh, and was intended for the law. For this, however, he had no aptitude, and commercial pursuits...


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...


P15 Pass Book: America's Passport for Unity

by Judi Love Bowman

The P15 Pass Book will offer America the ways and means to bring unity, order, faith, justice, peace and equality to race relations in this nation. The fifteen principles in the P15 paradigm are ones which each...


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.


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...


Women's Folklore, Women's Culture

by Rosan A. Jordan & Susan J. Kalcik

The essays in Women's Folklore, Women's Culture focus on women performers of folklore and on women's genre of folklore. Long ignored, women's folklore is often collaborative and frequently is enacted in the...


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,...