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Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

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  • Gods and Fighting Menby Lady Augusta Gregory; W. B. Yeats

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Regarded by many as the quintessential collection of Irish mythology, Lady Augusta Gregory's Gods and Fighting Men brings together a vast compendium of tales and fables dating back to the earliest days of civilization in what is now known as Ireland. A folklorist with a genuine flair for storytelling, Gregory's renderings of the tales will... more...

  • Kwaidanby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Scholar Lafcadio Hearn made it his life's work to study the world's supernatural superstitions, with a particular focus on Asian cultures. This volume brings together a series of traditional Japanese ghost stories, as well as several first-hand accounts of unusual occurrences in the country. A must-read for fans of comparative mythology. more...

  • The Bansheeby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The banshee is a fearsome female creature that figures heavily in Irish mythology. Usually regarded as a harbinger of death and doom, the banshee is often depicted as wearing bloodstained clothing and unleashing an unearthly howl when someone is about to perish. This comprehensive study of banshee mythology from folklorist Elliott O'Donnell is... more...

  • The Gulistan of Sa'diby Sa'di; James Ross

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    This masterpiece of Persian literature is a fascinating glimpse into the origins of one of the world's most venerable cultural traditions. Penned by one of the foremost Persian thinkers of the early medieval era, The Gulistan of Sa'di is a whirlwind tour through the political and intellectual issues of the period, ranging from advice for rulers... more...

  • The Moon Maidenby Grace James

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    In this entrancing collection, author Grace James brings together an array of Japanese folk tales and fairy tales, all rendered in exquisitely lyrical language. If you're fascinated by the folk traditions of different world cultures, be sure to add The Moon Maiden to your list. more...

  • Once on a Timeby A. A. Milne

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Escape into a fantastical fairy tale world created by A.A. Milne, author of the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh series. In Once on a Time, Milne stretches his creative wings and breathes into life a classic fable set in a pair of mysterious, far-away kingdoms populated by characters who don't always fit the stereotypical mode. It's a charming read... more...

  • The Crock of Goldby James Stephens

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Pass a pleasant afternoon with this delightful collection of short stories. Simple but not simplistic, these diverting tales are rendered in exquisitely rich and often playful language that will have you lingering over sentences and highlighting your favorite passages so you can revisit them again and again. The Crock of Gold is the perfect blend of... more...

  • Fantastic Fablesby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Don't judge a book by its cover -- if you're looking for tall tales about Greek gods or American folk heroes, you're in the wrong place. Instead, noted satirist Ambrose Bierce unleashes the full wrath of his wit on the leaders of industry, church, and state in this series of sharp-edged but hilariously spot-on short tales and vignettes. more...

  • xo Orpheusby Kate Bernheimer

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    Fifty leading writers retell myths from around the world in this dazzling follow-up to the bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me. Icarus flies once more. Aztec jaguar gods again stalk the earth. An American soldier designs a new kind of Trojan horse?his cremains in a bullet. Here, in beguiling guise, are your favorite mythological... more...

  • The Lost Sisterhoodby Anne Fortier

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 17.99

    The Lost Sisterhood tells the story of Diana, an aspiring young—but somewhat aimless—professor at Oxford. Her fascination with the history of the Amazons, the legendary warrior women of ancient Greece, is deeply connected with her own family?s history. When Diana is invited to consult on an archaeological excavation, she quickly realizes that here,... more...