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  • Sweeney Toddby Anonymous

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    The String of Pearls is the first installment of the Sweeney Todd penny part serial. It introduces the homicidal barber who became a staple of Victorian melodrama. In his barber shop on Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd murders his clients by tipping them down a chute and cleaning them off afterward with his straight razor. The bodies are then carried through... more...

  • The Song of Hiawathaby Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Longfellow wrote his epic poem The Song of Hiawatha in 1855. He based it on the Ojibway legends, which had been compiled by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and his Ojibway wife Jane Schoolcraft. It tells the legend of Hiawatha and Minnehaha, his lover. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Flower Fablesby Louisa May Alcott

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 2.99

    Though she is now best remembered as the author of the classic novel Little Women, Louisa May Alcott was a prolific writer whose talents led her to explore many different genres. Flower Fables is a collection of fairy tales and poetry that Alcott first put together for Ellen, the daughter of American essayist and Transcendentalist thinker Ralph Waldo... more...

  • Fairy Tale Bookby Liz Scoggins

    Michael O' Mara Books 2010; US$ 2.99

    We all love the classic fairy tales, but how well do we remember them? This title includes tales that remind parents of the details of various classics. It contains such tales as: "Cinderella"; "Thumbelina"; "The Little Mermaid"; "Jack and the Beanstalk"; "Snow White"; "The Princess and the Pea"; and, "The Elves and the Shoemaker". 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...