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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...