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  • Kai Lung's Golden Hoursby Ernest Bramah

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    British author Ernest Bramah develops his own unique versions of classic Chinese folktales – and creates a few entirely new ones – in the stories collected in Kai Lung's Golden Hours. Effortlessly embodying the clarity and purity of ancient Asian mythology, these short, sweet and often humorous stories will enchant readers young... more...

  • The Age of Fableby Thomas Bulfinch

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Long regarded as one of the most significant collectors and interpreters of folklore and mythology, Thomas Bulfinch was an esteemed but not affluent scholar from Massachusetts who set about making the world's folk tales accessible to the lay reader. In this, Bulfinch's first published work, he explores ancient Greek and Roman folk tales and their interpretation... more...

  • Great Pirate Storiesby Joseph Lewis French

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 4.99

    Ready for adventure? Gear up for an unforgettable ride on the high seas. This collection of swashbuckling tales and rip-roaring yarns will provide hours of entertainment. It's a must-read for any fan of classic pirate lore from the golden age of the genre. more...

  • Undineby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography and illustrations. This booktable of contents linked to every chapter and illustration. ************. Undine is a novel by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué concerning Undine, a water spirit who marries a Knight named Huldebrand in order to gain a soul. It is an early German... more...

  • Aesop's Fablesby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 5.99

    Indulge Yourself with the best classic literature on Your PDA. Navigate easily to any fable from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Table of Contents. Aesop''s Fables Translated by George Fyler Townsend (1887) Illustrated by Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset and Others. Aesop''s Fables Translated by Joseph... more...

  • The Animal Fable in Science Fiction and Fantasyby Bruce Shaw; Donald E. Palumbo; C.W. Sullivan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Though animal stories and fables stretch back into the antiquity of ancient India, Persia, Greece and Rome, the reasons for writing them and their resonance for readers (and listeners) remain consistent to the present. This work argues that they were essential sources of amusement and instruction--and were also often profoundly unsettling. Such authors... more...

  • Tales from Ovidby Ted Hughes

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 18.94

    When Michael Hofmann and James Lasdun's ground-breaking anthology After Ovid (also Faber) was published in 1995, Hughes's three contributions to the collective effort were nominated by most critics as outstanding. He had shown that rare translator's gift for providing not just an accurate account of the original, but one so thoroughly imbued with... more...

  • Vampiresby Mark Collins Jenkins

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 3.99

    What real-life character inspired Bram Stoker?s classic Dracula ? Did a blood-sucking demon haunt ancient Mespotamia? Did 16th century Venetians drive a stake through the heart of a true vampire, or was something more sinister at work?   For thousands of years vampires have both terrified and titillated our imaginations. Today vampires pervade our... more...

  • The Unofficial Hobbit Handbookby Peter Archer; Scott Francis

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99

    "It's a dangerous business, going out your front door." In the age of men, one must face myriad challenges: epic quests, imminent danger, the evil gaze of Sauron . . . okay, so maybe not. But wouldn't life's day-to-day challenges be easier if one were to take a cue from the diminutive hobbit? With The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook as your guide, you'll... more...

  • Banasuraby Anu Kumar

    Hachette India 2012; Not Available

    ?Banasura used his thousand arms to good effect, wielding five hundred bows that sent off a storm of arrows towards Krishna...? Banasura was fierce to look at with his thousand arms carrying a thousand different weapons. He had an equally fierce personality, whereby he terrorized humans, gods and even imprisoned his own daughter! He waged the greatest... more...