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English Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs

This volume contains forty-three English folk stories and tales and has been especially republished to raise funds for the Prince's Trust. But why call them FAIRY STORIES? One cannot imagine a child saying,...


Welsh Fairy Tales and Other Stories

by P H Emerson

This volume contains 24 tales collected in and around Wales. In most cases amended as little as possible recording the stories as told, so that the written story seemed as if was being presented in the vernacular....


Legends and Stories of Ireland

by Samuel Lover

It is a widely held belief, especially amongst the peoples of English-speaking nations, that the Irish have the gift of the gab. Samuel Lover's Irish Stories and Legends shows the utter truthfulness of this...


The Adventures of Darby O'Gill and Other Tales of Supernatural Ireland

by Herminie Templeton Kavanagh

While better known from the Disney movie adaptation, the original Darby O'Gill stories have delighted readers for almost a century. Darby and other townsfolk encounter fairies, ghosts, the devil, a banshee,...


Gypsy Folk Tales - Book One

by Francis Hindes Groome

In recent times, much has been written and reported in the press about "Travellers", as Gypsies are now more popularly known. All too often these reports are negative. However, the Gypsy lifestyle is simultaneously...


Folk-Lore and Legends of the North American Indian

by J B Lippincott

This book has been especially republished to raise funds for the American Indian Education Fund, benefitting the education of Native Americans across the United States of America. In 1891, the first buffalo...


Gypsy Folk Tales - Book Two

by Francis Hindes Groome

In recent times, much has been written and reported in the press about "Travellers", as Gypsies are now more popularly known. All too often these reports are negative. However, the Gypsy lifestyle is simultaneously...


Pinocchio

by Carlo Collodi, Geoffrey Brock & Umberto Eco

Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchioat the same time remains unknown—linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi’s splendid original....


The Painted Alphabet: A Mythical Story of Bali

by Diana Darling

Magic, depravity, spiritual ambition, sensuality, and love — The Painted Alphabet binds mythic and modern time together in a rich, slyly suggestive novel based on an old Balinese poem. In a fresh and startling...


The Shaman's Quest

by Nevill Drury

This book is for anyone who wishes to undertake an inspirational and visionary journey of the spirit. By exploring universal themes of spiritual renewal, "The Shaman’s Quest" shows us how we can all find the...


A Bridge to the Other Side

by Michael Berman

A Bridge to the Other Side is a collection of articles and traditional folk tales that deal with our feelings about and attitudes towards Death, both our own death and that of those nearest and dearest to us....


Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England's Vampires

by Michael E. Bell

Startling true stories behind New England’s vampire legends—back in print with a new preface by the author


Yiddish Folktales

by Beatrice Weinreich

Filled with princesses and witches, dybbuks and wonder-working rebbes, the two hundred marvelous tales that make up this delightful compendium were gathered during the 1920s and 1930s by ethnographers in the...


The Tale of Genji

by Shikibu Murasaki, Edward G. Seidensticker & Edward G. Seidensticker

In the eleventh century Murasaki Shikibu, a lady in the Heian court of Japan, wrote the world's first novel. But The Tale of Genji is no mere artifact. It is, rather, a lively and astonishingly nuanced portrait...


Snow White

by Donald Barthelme

An inventive, satiric modern retelling of the classic fairy tale provides an incisive and biting commentary on the absurdities and complexities of modern life.

In Snow White, Donald Barthelme subjects the traditional...


Russian Fairy Tales

by Aleksandr Afanas'Ev

Translated by Norbert Guterman

Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings by Alexander Alexeieff

Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian...


The Mexican Pet: More "New" Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites

by Jan Harold Brunvand

"A uniquely entertaining book: edifying scholarship, diverting social history."—Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times "[The book] captures the spirit of convivial storytelling and even encourages the activity....


The Choking Doberman: And Other Urban Legends

by Jan Harold Brunvand

"A wonderfully entertaining book of American folklore and humor."—Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times Book Review Professor Jan Harold Brunvand expands his examination of the phenomenon of urban legends, those...


AZLANDER -

by Gabriel Brunsdon

Puck falls in love with a mortal girl as she lay dying. He follows her soul into the Heavens and beyond. The tale winds its way back to a dark past in the forests of Nottingham, and yet further back to the time...


POLYNESIAN MYTHOLOGY ANCIENT TRADITIONAL HISTORY OF THE NEW ZEALANDERS

by Sir George Grey

TOWARDS the close of 1845 Sir George Grey was unexpectedly requested to administer the affairs of New Zealand. On arrival he found the Maori tribes engaged in hostilities with the Queen's troops, against whom...