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  • 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...

  • The Wendigoby Algernon Blackwood

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 3.99

    Algernon Blackwood's "The Wendigo" tells the story of a camping trip in the Canadian wilderness that goes horribly wrong when the hunters become the hunted. Drawing on the mythical creature known as the Wendigo, this story is regarded by many critics to be one of the best horror tales of all time. more...

  • Famous Ghost Storiesby Dorothy Scarborough

    The Floating Press 1921; US$ 3.99

    This spine-tingling collection of horror, mystery and suspense tales brings together some of the best authors in the genre, including Edgar Allan Poe and Algernon Blackwood. If you're a fan of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century mystery and suspense stories, be sure to give Famous Ghost Stories a read. more...

  • Lives of the Treesby Diana Wells

    Algonquin Books 2010; US$ 19.95

    Diana Wells, author of 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names now turns her attention to something bigger?our deep-rooted relationship with trees. As she investigates the names and meanings of trees, telling their legends and lore, she reminds us of just how innately bound we are to these protectors of our planet. Since the human race began,... more...