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  • Matchlessby Gregory Maguire

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    With Matchless, Gregory Maguire has reinvented the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Little Match Girl for a new time and new audiences. Originally asked by National Public Radio to write an original story with a Christmas theme, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and A Lion Among Men was once again inspired by the fairy... more...

  • Grendelby John Gardner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.95

    The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic Beowulf , tells his own side of the story in a book William Gass called "one of the finest of our contemporary fictions." From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Moses, Man of the Mountainby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 7.99

    In this 1939 novel based on the familiar story of the Exodus, Zora Neale Hurston blends the Moses of the Old Testament with the Moses of black folklore and song to create a compelling allegory of power, redemption, and faith. Narrated in a mixture of biblical rhetoric, black dialect, and colloquial English, Hurston traces Moses's life from the day... more...

  • The Prophecies of Nostradamusby Nostradamus

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    In The Prophecies he compiled his collection of major, long-term predictions. The first installment was published in 1555. The second, with 289 further prophetic verses, was printed in 1557. The third edition, with three hundred new quatrains, was reportedly printed in 1558, but now only survives as part of the omnibus edition that was published after... more...

  • Deciphering the Lost Symbolby Christopher Hodapp

    Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    DISCOVER THE SECRETIVE BROTHERHOOD BEHIND DAN BROWN'S THE LOST SYMBOL Freemason influence on the founding of Washington, D.C., is evident throughout the city's buildings, statues and monuments--but it's written in coded symbols that few people understand. Dan Brown's new thriller sends symbologist detective Robert Langdon through the capital... more...

  • Ballads and Lyrics of Old Franceby Andrew Lang

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    The book comprises of the folklores of France that have been compiled and translated by Andrew Lang. There are some poems by poets of nineteenth century that have also been made part of the collection. From one gem of literary beauty to next glorious poem, the book presents a rainbow of ideas that enraptures. more...

  • Great Pirate Storiesby Joseph Lewis French

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 4.99

    Ready for adventure? Gear up for an unforgettable ride on the high seas. This collection of swashbuckling tales and rip-roaring yarns will provide hours of entertainment. It's a must-read for any fan of classic pirate lore from the golden age of the genre. more...

  • A Field Guide to Demons, Vampires, Fallen Angelsby Carol Mack; Dinah Mack

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 10.66

    If you met a werewolf in a forest at night, would you be able to tell what he really was? Could you resist the dark charms of a vampire or the lure of a fallen angel? Seductive, thrilling and often highly dangerous, you may recognise these inhuman beings in books and movies - but if you came across one in real life, would you know how to escape their... more...

  • Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society 1909-2009by Kenneth L. Untiedt

    University of North Texas Press 2009; US$ 31.96

    The Texas Folklore Society (TFS) is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the state. This book examines the Society's members and their substantial contributions to the field of folklore. It explains why the TFS has lasted so long, and why it can continue. more...

  • Fameby Tom Payne

    Picador 2010; US$ 8.99

    We may regard celebrities as deities, but that does not mean we worship them with deference. From prehistory to the present, humanity has possessed a primal urge first to exalt the famous but then to cut them down (Michael Jackson, anyone?). Why do we treat the ones we love like burnt offerings in a ritual of human sacrifice? Perhaps because that... more...