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  • Trollsby John Lindow

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00

    Trolls lurk under bridges waiting to eat children, threaten hobbits in Middle-Earth, and invade the dungeons of Hogwarts. Often they are depicted as stupid, slow, and ugly creatures, but they also appear as comforting characters in some children?s stories or as plastic dolls with bright, fuzzy hair. Today, the name of this fantastic being from Scandinavia... more...

  • Faeries, Elves and Goblinsby Rosalind Kerven

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2013; US$ 9.46

    Many people in England have little knowledge of genuine 'English' fairy tales. The stories that many of us grew up with are from overseas: for example Snow White is German, Cinderella is French and Aladdin is Arabian. more...

  • Dragon Legendsby David Passes

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2012; US$ 7.28

    A new edition of a popular classicStunning illustrations from Wayne Anderson, one of the leading fantasy artists of the last 20 yearsStories about dragons from all around the worldPerfect for children (8+) and adults alikeGreat Price! In this sumptuous anthology, David Passes invites us inside the mythical and fantastical world of dragons. He has... more...

  • The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Centerby Edward P. Comentale; Aaron Jaffe

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    They have stalked the horizons of our culture, wreaked havoc on moribund concepts of dead and not dead, threatened our sense of identity, and endangered our personal safety. Now zombies have emerged from the lurking shadows of society?s fringes to wander the sacred halls of the academy, feasting on tender minds and hurling rot across our intellectual... more...

  • Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Taleby Marina Warner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on... more...

  • Black Cats and Evil Eyesby Chloe Rhodes

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    An amusing and scholarly look at the fascinating stories behind old-fashioned legends and superstition This collection investigates the origins of history's most intriguing old-fashioned superstitions, many of which people still find themselves abiding by today. Hundreds of the beliefs passed down through the generations have their foundations... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Mythby June Pulliam; Anthony Fonseca

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    A fascinating read for anyone from general readers to hardcore fans and scholars, this encyclopedia covers virtually every aspect of the zombie as cultural phenomenon, including film, literature, folklore, music, video games, and events. more...

  • A Companion to Folkloreby Regina F. Bendix; Galit Hasan-Rokem

    Wiley 2012; US$ 54.95

    “ A Companion to Folklore is nothing if not international, and this quality alone distinguishes it from most earlier reference works and makes it an important resource for the field.”  - Western Folklore “Nearly all college and university libraries will want this book.  Summing Up: Essential." - Choice “This... more...

  • Charms and Charming in Europeby Dr Jonathan Roper

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 125.00

    Historical records of charms, the verbal element of vernacular magic, date back at least as far as the late middle ages, and charming has continued to be practiced until recently in most parts of Europe. And yet, the topic has received only scattered scholarly attention to date. By bringing together many of the leading authorities on charms and charming... more...

  • Urban Legendsby Nick Harding

    Pocket Essentials 2006; US$ 7.99

    In this book Nick Harding sets out to describe a host of Urban Legends suggesting that we should not dismiss them purely as nonsense nor accept them as gospel truth but by striving to understand their underlying meanings we begin to see their true worth as folklore for the modern world. To understand folklore and therefore the realm of the Urban Legend... more...