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  • Victorian Fairy Talesby Michael Newton

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Victorian fascination with fairyland is reflected in the literature of the period, which includes some of the most imaginative fairy tales ever written. They offer the shortest path to the age's dreams, desires, and wishes. Authors central to the nineteenth-century canon such as Thackeray, Oscar Wilde, Ford Madox Ford, and Rudyard Kipling wrote... more...

  • The Book of Yokaiby Michael Dylan Foster

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga,... more...

  • Popular Tales and Fictionsby William Alexander Clouston

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1887, after it became apparent that many of the same folktales were told in different countries and even on different continents, this volume attempts to uncover the origins, similarities and variations of works of early literature and collections of folktales. more...

  • Meeting Fairiesby R. Ogilvie Crombie

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 27.26

    A book for every fairy lover - one person's remarkable encounters with the fairy realm. more...

  • Sunjataby David Conrad

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 12.95

    A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kanté, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali. David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation... more...

  • Bodiesby Gillian Bennett

    University Press of Mississippi 2005; US$ 50.00

    Because they are so often told as news, contemporary legends force us to reevaluate life as we know it. They confront us with macabre, fantastic, horrific, or hilarious characters and events that seem to come straight out of myths and folktales, but are presented as present day events. The difficulty is that it is not at all easy to decide whether... more...

  • The Ultimate Everything Kids' Fairy Tale Bookby Charles Timmerman; Calla Timmerman

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 15.95

    From our bestselling Everything® Kids? series comes The Ultimate Everything® Kids? Books . Featuring hundreds of puzzles, jokes, recipes, and activities, these books are sure to provide days of fun for any kid with some time?and a pencil! The Ultimate Everything® Kids? Fairy Tale Book will set kids off on a magical journey through castles, forests,... more...

  • The Book of Dragon Loreby Catherine Cooper

    Infinite Ideas 2012; US$ 8.95

    The Book of Dragon Lore is an enchanting, beautifully illustrated accompaniment to a series of books that chronicle the adventures of Jack Brenin, finder of the golden acorn. Deep inside Falconrock, hidden from Humankind, is a secret library. None may enter, unless they have permission or know how to open its doors, for it contains all the ancient... more...

  • Folk Groups And Folklore Genresby Elliott Oring

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.95

    Oring's introductory folklore text consists of a series of essays by leading scholars that give the student a solid sense of major folklore topics and interpretive techniques. Since 1986, when it was first published, this book has met the need for good instructional material at a time of tremendous growth in folklore programs and introductory courses... more...

  • Meath Folk Talesby Richard Marsh

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.82

    Meath, the 'Royal County', has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find tales of the first occupation of Ireland and the exploits of St Patrick and Colmcille along with stories of witches, hags, ghosts and fairies. As well as legends of the Hill... more...