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Boogers, Witches, and Haints: Appalachian Ghost Stories: The Foxfire Americana Library (5)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

A collection of spine-tingling Appalachian ghost stories and tall tales passed down from generation to generation.  Whether they tell of faucets that drip blood, monster catfish that lurk at the bottom of quarries,...


Popular Tales of the West Highlands - Volume 1

by John F Campbell

This volume has been especially republished to raise funds for the Prince's Trust. It contains twenty-three ursgeuln, or tales, plus a number of fables collected from the Western Highlands of Scotland by the...


Tiivistelma

by John Halsted & Paul McDaid

When searching for a suitable title that would best describe a compendium of Viking myths and legends compiled especially for storytellers, it was no easy task choosing a single word that would encompass the...


The Myths of Mexico and Peru

by Lewis SPENCE

In 19th C. Europe it was not unusual to speak of the Americas as "continents without a history." The folly of this statement was extreme. For centuries prior to European occupation Central America was the seat...


Ghosts of the Bluegrass

by James McCormick

In Ghosts of the Bluegrass, James McCormick and Macy Wyatt present stories of Kentucky ghosts past and present. Some of the tales are set in rural areas, but many take place in urban areas such as the haunted...


A History of Witchcraft in England: From 1558 to 1718

by Wallace Notestein

Many historical treatments of witchcraft tend to be somewhat sensationalistic and cartoonish. Not so with Wallace Notestein's measured, intellectual take on the subject in A History of Witchcraft in England,...


Japanese Fairy Tales

by Yei Theodora Ozaki

Travel back in time with this eclectic collection of ancient and medieval Japanese folktales, myths, and fables from Yei Theodora Ozaki, a skilled translator born to a Japanese father and European mother who...


Where Witchcraft Lives

by Doreen Valiente

Doreen Valiente was one of the most respected English witches to have influenced the modern day Pagan movement. In this book, a re-visit of her first literary outing of 1962, she examines Witchcraft in Sussex,...


Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

by Sir George Douglas

This volume contains eighty five fairy tales, stories, myths, legends, literary tales and comic tales collated by Sir George Douglas and was first published in 1901. In the days long before the advent of radio...


The Book of Noodles - Stories of Simpletons, Fools and Their Follies

by William A. Clouston

This book is filled with Noodle-tales from around the world. But what is a Noodle? After a fashion, the typical noodle of popular tales "point a moral". Poor fellow! he follows his instructions only too literally,...


The Green Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

This was meant to be the third and last of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of many colours. Fortunately for us it wasn't. First there was the Blue Fairy Book; then when Victorian children asked for more, the Red Fairy...


Olaf the Glorious

by Robert Leighton

The hero in this volume is not an imaginary one; he was a real flesh and blood man who reigned as King of Norway just over a thousand years ago. The main facts of his adventurous career -- his boyhood of slavery...


Norse Mythology: Great Stories from the Eddas

by Hamilton Wright Mabie

Fantastic sagas of Norse mythology, these 17 imaginative retellings include Odin's search for knowledge, origins of Thor's hammer, loss of Idun's wondrous apples, securing the dreaded Fenris-wolf, and much more....


Maori Tales And Legends

by Kate McCosh Clark

Preface: THE following tales are an outcome of a long residence in New Zealand, and of many opportunities whilst travelling amongst the Maoris of becoming acquainted with their folk-lore, superstitions, and...


Roumanian Fairytales and Legends

by Elizabeth B Mawr

Given Romania's long and diverse cultural history, it is no surprise that the country has such a rich tapestry of folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. It is fortunate that so many of these stories survived...


Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

by Hill Gates

When Chinese women bound their daughters' feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child's...


Indian Tales of North America: An Anthology for the Adult Reader

by Tristam P. Coffin

This collection of folktales, originally published in 1961, presents stories from a wide range of North American indigenous peoples. The stories are grouped into three categories: "The Way the World Is," "What...


American Folklife

by Don Yoder

Knowledge of folk custom and folk belief can help to explain ways of thought and behavior in modern America. American Folklife, a unique collection of essays dedicated to the presentation of American tradition,...


The Joy of Family Traditions: A Season-by-Season Companion to Celebrations, Holidays, and Special Occasions

by Jennifer Trainer Thompson

When a special activity evolves into a tradition within a family, it creates meaning, connection, and community and makes common occasions more momentous and memorable. Establishing a sense of stability and...


Venus of Khala-Kanti

by Angèle Kingué & Christine Schwartz Hartley

The story of Venus of Khala-Kanti unfolds in the ancient forests of an imaginary West African village. The story is at once a straightforward narrative of human courage and an allegory for the amputation of...