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  • The Weird Orientby Henry Iliowizi

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Trained as a rabbi, Henry Iliowizi traveled the world teaching before settling down, first in the United States and later in England. Throughout his career as an educator, Iliowizi loved learning about the folk tales and traditions of students who hailed from far-flung locales. In the collection The Weird Orient: Nine Mystic Tales, Iliowizi brings... more...

  • French Medieval Romances from the Lais of Marie de Franceby Marie de France; Eugene Mason

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Gallant knights, blushing maidens, tyrannical lords, damsels in distress, feats of courage, love pure and true -- you'll find all of this and more in this enchanting collection of tales from France's medieval period. Selected from the classic twelfth-century text Lais of Marie de France and rendered in an engaging English translation, this... 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...

  • The Song of Hiawathaby Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Longfellow wrote his epic poem The Song of Hiawatha in 1855. He based it on the Ojibway legends, which had been compiled by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and his Ojibway wife Jane Schoolcraft. It tells the legend of Hiawatha and Minnehaha, his lover. more...

  • 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...

  • South Sea Talesby Jack London

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 3.99

    Set sail for nautical adventure with Jack London, the author of the action/adventure classic Call of the Wild. These stories are set on islands, ships, and the open sea, and all offer the vivid descriptions and bracing action for which London was best known. A must-read for fans of ripping sea yarns. more...

  • Carnacki, the Ghost-Finderby William Hope Hodgson

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 3.99

    Long before the supernatural detectives at the center of television shows such as Medium and The Ghost Whisperer hit the airwaves, there was "detective of the occult" Thomas Carnacki, the fictional detective created by William Hope Hodgson, author of the novel The House on the Borderland. The Carnacki tales center around the eponymous detective's... 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...

  • Scottish Ghost Storiesby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 3.99

    Wraiths, wirry-cows, goblins -- the folklore of Scotland is teeming with supernatural beings, haunted houses, spirits, and other spooky creatures, and in this volume, writer and researcher Elliott O'Donnell collects some of the best-known tales about them. Known for publishing many book-length studies of supernatural occurrences throughout the... more...