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  • Gisli Sursson's Saga and the Saga of the People of Eyriby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    These sagas recount fierce feuds in which honour is fought for, sacrifice is demanded, and blood is shed. The fate of the characters at the centre of each saga, however, is very different. Gisli is a traditional Viking-age hero who is determined to exact revenge at any cost and whose death is tragic when it comes. In contrast his nephew, Snorri, represents... 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...

  • The Mabinogionby Charlotte Guest

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This collection of Welsh folklore, fairy tales and mythology is vital reading for anyone who is interested in early European vernacular literature and folk archetypes. Dating from as far back as the fourteenth century, the publication of this volume marked the first time that the tales were rendered in an English translation. more...

  • Beric the Britonby G. A. Henty

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Take a trip back in time to witness the turmoil that gripped ancient Rome when the great civilization was rent asunder by slave rebellions and regional conflicts between warring villages. This thrill-a-minute historical adventure focuses on the central character of Beric, a young Briton boy whose tribe has recently been brought under the power of the... more...

  • Weird Talesby E. T. A. Hoffman; J. T. Bealby

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    E.T.A. Hoffmann was a gifted German author and composer whose most well-known work was a fantasy tale entitled "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King," which inspired Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Hoffmann also wrote dozens of tales dealing with the uncanny and the supernatural; this collection brings together a group of his most spine-chilling... more...

  • Tanglewood Talesby Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    The famed author of quintessentially American works such as The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne also wrote a series of books designed for younger readers. Tanglewood Tales is a collection of Greek myths charmingly retold for young American audiences. more...

  • The Water Babiesby Charles Kingsley

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Readers of every age will delight in this fantastical fairy tale from Charles Kingsley. Tom, a young chimney sweep, comes to a tragically untimely end and is transformed into a mystical creature known as a water baby that resides in a magical sub-aqueous environment. Despite its nineteenth-century vintage, this engrossing fable has important lessons... more...

  • Maid Marianby Thomas Love Peacock

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Looking for an alternate take on the classic tale of Robin Hood? Dive into this satirical version told from the perspective of Maid Marian. In it, author Thomas Love Peacock deftly uses the medieval period as a lens through which to poke fun at the excesses of the nineteenth-century Romantic movement. more...