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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersenby Hans Christian Andersen

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen is regarded as one of the most important figures in the genre of children's literature. With tales such as "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Mermaid," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Snow Queen," "Thumbelina," and "The Little Match Girl,"... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...