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Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

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  • Odysseyby Homer; Alexander Pope

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Widely regarded as one of the finest works of literature in the Western canon, Homer's Odyssey is a masterpiece of classical epic poetry. The tale follows the travels of the Greek hero Odysseus as he strives to return to his homeland after waging battle in the Trojan War. Long presumed dead after a 20-year absence, Odysseus finally returns to his... more...

  • Vikram and the Vampireby Richard Francis Burton; Isabel Burton

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    You may think that the vampire story is a genre that has its roots in nineteenth-century Europe, but in truth, virtually every culture has its own version of undead creatures who feed upon the living. This fascinating collection presents several vampire stories from the South Asian subcontinent that blend supernatural elements with Hindu mysticism... more...

  • Household Tales by the Brothers Grimmby Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Margaret Hunt

    The Floating Press 1812; US$ 3.99

    The primal beating heart at the center of much of the Western literary canon can be found in the folk stories, myths, and fairy tales collected by the amateur folklorists Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. Surprisingly graphic in comparison to their sanitized twentieth-century retellings, these intense tales are not for the faint at heart. A must-read for any... more...

  • The Master Keyby L. Frank Baum

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 3.99

    Though he is best remembered as the creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the subsequent series of Oz novels, L. Frank Baum's prolific imagination led him to pen many other tales, as well. The Master Key, which takes the form of a fairy tale or fable that happens to be set in the early twentieth century, follows teenage protagonist Rob Joslyn,... more...

  • American Fairy Talesby L. Frank Baum

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 3.99

    The acclaimed author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and many other juvenile fantasy books, L. Frank Baum had a lifelong fascination with fables, folklore, mythology, and fairy tales. This volume collects a series of engaging fantasy stories that follow the format of the world's best-loved fairy tales, combining imagination and adventure with valuable... more...

  • The Golden Scorpionby Sax Rohmer

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 3.99

    Best remembered as the creator of the criminal mastermind Dr. Fu Manchu, British author Sax Rohmer penned a remarkable variety of novels and short stories in the crime, mystery, and action-adventure genres. In The Golden Scorpion, intrepid detectives Gaston Max and Inspector Dunbar are in hot pursuit of a group of deadly assassins who appear to be... more...

  • The Wendigoby Algernon Blackwood

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 3.99

    Algernon Blackwood's "The Wendigo" tells the story of a camping trip in the Canadian wilderness that goes horribly wrong when the hunters become the hunted. Drawing on the mythical creature known as the Wendigo, this story is regarded by many critics to be one of the best horror tales of all time. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...