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  • Some Chinese Ghostsby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Ghost stories aren't always the province of creaky old Victorian hotels and medieval palaces. This fascinating collection brings together some traditional tales of the supernatural from China. If you're a horror buff who's looking to expand your horizons a bit, Some Chinese Ghosts is a must-read. more...

  • Kwaidanby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Scholar Lafcadio Hearn made it his life's work to study the world's supernatural superstitions, with a particular focus on Asian cultures. This volume brings together a series of traditional Japanese ghost stories, as well as several first-hand accounts of unusual occurrences in the country. A must-read for fans of comparative mythology. more...

  • The Bansheeby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The banshee is a fearsome female creature that figures heavily in Irish mythology. Usually regarded as a harbinger of death and doom, the banshee is often depicted as wearing bloodstained clothing and unleashing an unearthly howl when someone is about to perish. This comprehensive study of banshee mythology from folklorist Elliott O'Donnell is... more...

  • Werewolvesby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    There has been a rapid uptick in the level of interest about lycanthropes -- otherwise known as werewolves -- in recent years. Most experts in the field agree that Elliott O'Donnell's encyclopedic study of werewolves remains one of the best resources on the subject. Packed with details of stories and sightings from cultures around the world,... more...

  • The Gulistan of Sa'diby Sa'di; James Ross

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    This masterpiece of Persian literature is a fascinating glimpse into the origins of one of the world's most venerable cultural traditions. Penned by one of the foremost Persian thinkers of the early medieval era, The Gulistan of Sa'di is a whirlwind tour through the political and intellectual issues of the period, ranging from advice for rulers... more...

  • The Moon Maidenby Grace James

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    In this entrancing collection, author Grace James brings together an array of Japanese folk tales and fairy tales, all rendered in exquisitely lyrical language. If you're fascinated by the folk traditions of different world cultures, be sure to add The Moon Maiden to your list. more...

  • Once on a Timeby A. A. Milne

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Escape into a fantastical fairy tale world created by A.A. Milne, author of the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh series. In Once on a Time, Milne stretches his creative wings and breathes into life a classic fable set in a pair of mysterious, far-away kingdoms populated by characters who don't always fit the stereotypical mode. It's a charming read... more...

  • Giants, Fairies and Boggartsby Charles Hardwick

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Bewitched by banshees? Fascinated by fairies? Charmed by changelings? If so, add this engrossing collection of folk tales from in and around northern England to your reading list. Not only does author Charles Hardwick present a sizable collection of tales from the region, but he also explains their origins of many of the stories and compares and contrasts... more...

  • The Crock of Goldby James Stephens

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Pass a pleasant afternoon with this delightful collection of short stories. Simple but not simplistic, these diverting tales are rendered in exquisitely rich and often playful language that will have you lingering over sentences and highlighting your favorite passages so you can revisit them again and again. The Crock of Gold is the perfect blend of... more...

  • Fantastic Fablesby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Don't judge a book by its cover -- if you're looking for tall tales about Greek gods or American folk heroes, you're in the wrong place. Instead, noted satirist Ambrose Bierce unleashes the full wrath of his wit on the leaders of industry, church, and state in this series of sharp-edged but hilariously spot-on short tales and vignettes. more...