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Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

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  • The Mabinogionby Charlotte Guest

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This collection of Welsh folklore, fairy tales and mythology is vital reading for anyone who is interested in early European vernacular literature and folk archetypes. Dating from as far back as the fourteenth century, the publication of this volume marked the first time that the tales were rendered in an English translation. more...

  • The Crystal Caveby Mary Stewart

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    Fifth century Britain is a country of chaos and division after the Roman withdrawal. This is the world of young Merlin, the illegitimate child of a South Wales princess who will not reveal to her son his father's true identity. Yet Merlin is an extraordinary child, aware at the earliest age that he possesses a great natural gift - the Sight.... more...

  • Tanglewood Talesby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    The famed author of quintessentially American works such as The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne also wrote a series of books designed for younger readers. Tanglewood Tales is a collection of Greek myths charmingly retold for young American audiences. more...

  • The Water Babiesby Charles Kingsley

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Readers of every age will delight in this fantastical fairy tale from Charles Kingsley. Tom, a young chimney sweep, comes to a tragically untimely end and is transformed into a mystical creature known as a water baby that resides in a magical sub-aqueous environment. Despite its nineteenth-century vintage, this engrossing fable has important lessons... more...

  • Maid Marianby Thomas Love Peacock

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Looking for an alternate take on the classic tale of Robin Hood? Dive into this satirical version told from the perspective of Maid Marian. In it, author Thomas Love Peacock deftly uses the medieval period as a lens through which to poke fun at the excesses of the nineteenth-century Romantic movement. more...

  • The Dreams of Max and Ronnieby Niall Griffiths

    Seren 2012; US$ 9.99

    "..both tales include passages of razor-sharp humour as well as great beauty and poignancy..." - New Welsh Review Iraq-bound young squaddie Ronnie takes something dodgy and falls asleep for three nights in a filthy hovel where he has the strangest of dreams. He watches the tattoed tribes of modern Britain assemble to speak with a grinning man playing... more...

  • Fairy Princeby Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    When it comes to juvenile fiction, is there any topic that so enchants little ones more than stories about fairies? The imaginative young reader in your life is sure to delight in Eleanor Hallowell Abbott's charming collection Fairy Prince and Other Stories. more...

  • Fitcher's Bridesby Gregory Frost

    Tom Doherty Associates 2003; US$ 23.99

    The tale of Bluebeard, reenvisioned as a dark fable of faith and truth 1843 is the "last year of the world," according the Elias Fitcher, a charismatic preacher in the Finger Lakes district of New York State. He's established a utopian community on an estate outside the town of Jeckyll's Glen, where the faithful wait, work, and pray for the world... more...

  • Irish Fairy Talesby James Stephens

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Take a trip through the rich folklore of Ireland in this enchanting volume from author James Stephens. Fairy kings, femmes fatales, bewitched animals, epic feuds -- these action-packed stories traverse a broad spectrum of themes and settings. Folklore fans and readers interested in Gaelic and Celtic culture will appreciate this collection. more...

  • Clarimondeby Theophile Gautier; Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 1.99

    Forbidden love drives the plot of the classic short story "Clarimonde," which some historians describe as one of the earliest gothic vampire tales. When a man's lost love is miraculously brought back to life, he views the shift in circumstances as a divine gift. But when the grisly secret behind his beloved's survival is revealed,... more...