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Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

  • AMERICAN INDIAN MYTHS AND LEGENDSby Richard Erdoes; Alfonso Ortiz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 21.00

    This magnificent collection gathers 160 tales from 80 tribal gathers to offer a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From all across the continent come tales of creation and love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist... more...

  • Achillesby Elizabeth Cook

    Picador 2003; US$ 15.99

    This powerful, passionate, and beautifully crafted retelling of the epic tale of Achilles re-creates Homer's fated hero in a new and striking reality. Born of the Sea nymph Thetis by the mortal King Peleus, and hidden as a girl until Odysseus discovers him, Achilles becomes the Greeks' greatest warrior at Troy. Into his story comes a cast of fascinating... more...

  • The Adventures of Amir Hamzaby Ghalib Lakhnavi; Abdullah Bilgrami; Musharraf Ali Farooqi

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    The Adventures of Amir Hamza is a true literary treasure. Praise for The Adventures of Amir Hamza : ? The Iliad and Odyssey of medieval Persia, a rollicking, magic-filled heroic saga... in an interpretation so fluent that it is a pleasure to sit down and lose oneself in it.? ?The New York Times Book Review ?A marvelous dovetailing... more...

  • The Adventures of Amir hamzaby Ghalib Lakhnavi; Abdullah Bilgrami; Musharraf Ali Farooqi

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Here is the first unabridged English translation of a major Indo-Persian epic: a panoramic tale of magic and passion, a classic hero?s odyssey that has captivated much of the world. It is the spellbinding story of Amir Hamza, the adventurer who in the service of the Persian emperor defeats many enemies, loves many women, and converts hundreds of infidels... more...

  • The Adventures of Sindbadby Gyula Krudy; Georges Szirtes

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    “What you have loved remains yours.” Thus speaks the irresistible rogue Sindbad, ironic hero of these fantastic tales, who has seduced and abandoned countless women over the course of centuries but never lost one, for he returns to visit them all—ladies, actresses, housemaids—in his memories and dreams. From the bustling streets... more...

  • Aesop's Fablesby Aesop

    Thunder Bay Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    Aesop was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece around 620564 BC. No writings by him exist (if they ever existed at all), yet numerous stories and tales have been credited to him and have been shared through oral tradition throughout the world. Many of these use animals as the main characters to convey deeper meanings and morals that... more...

  • African American Folktalesby Roger Abrahams

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95

    From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary inner cities, here are more than one hundred tales from an "incredibly rich and affirmative storytelling tradition" ( Choice ). Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to stories explaining... more...

  • African Folktalesby Roger Abrahams

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    Nearly 100 stories from over 40 tribe-related myths of creation, tales of epic deeds, ghost stories and tales set in both the animal and human realms. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • African Myths of Originby Stephen Belcher

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    Gathering a wide range of traditional African myths, this compelling new collection offers tales of heroes battling mighty serpents and monstrous birds, brutal family conflict and vengeance, and desperate migrations across vast and alien lands. From impassioned descriptions of animal-creators to dramatic stories of communities forced to flee monstrous... more...

  • The Age of Chivalryby Thomas Bulfinch

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    American writer Thomas Bulfinch was one of the most important scholars of world mythology. His nineteenth-century collections of folk literature from Europe and ancient Greece remain some of the most influential works in this field. The collection The Age of Chivalry focuses on romantic, action-packed tales from the King Arthur era. more...