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  • Japanese Fairy Talesby Yei Theodora Ozaki

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Travel back in time with this eclectic collection of ancient and medieval Japanese folktales, myths, and fables from Yei Theodora Ozaki, a skilled translator born to a Japanese father and European mother who as a young woman and adult divided her time between both regions. Spanning centuries, the collection is sure to engage folktale fans and readers... more...

  • Russian Fairy Talesby W. R. S. Ralston

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    For fans of folklore and mythology, this comprehensive volume offers the best of both worlds: an astute introduction to and overview of the common themes and motifs in Russian fairy tales, plus an eclectic collection of charming and enchanting fables, stories, and vignettes. more...

  • Pagan & Christian Creedsby Edward Carpenter

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    An important thinker in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century period, English writer and philosopher Edward Carpenter was blessed with a seemingly insatiable intellectual curiosity. In this wide-ranging analysis of early religions and folk beliefs, Carpenter offers a deft and often poetic take on ancient rituals and deities. more...

  • Bits of Blarneyby R. Shelton Mackenzie

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This delightful collection from R. Shelton Mackenzie brings together a series of Irish stories, tales, myths, jokes, and folklore collected by the author over the course of his life. Presented in a warm, conversational tone, Bits of Blarney is a must-read for fans of Gaelic culture. more...

  • Is the Devil a Myth?by C. F. Wimberly

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The figure of Satan has been one of the most compelling and polarizing aspects of Christian theology for millennia. This volume delves into the mystery of the devil, approaching the issue from a number of different angles, including doctrinal views, folklore accounts, and even scientific explanations. more...

  • Stories of the Old Worldby Alfred John Church

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The Roman poet Virgil is regarded as one of the most significant literary figures of the ancient world. His major contribution was the epic poem of battle the Aeneid. In Stories of the Old World, author Alfred Church John presents many of Virgil's most beloved tales, as well as some from other ancient scribes, in an easy-to-read translation that... more...

  • Saint Francis of Assisiby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1923; US$ 5.95

    G.K. Chesterton lends his witty, astute and sardonic prose to the much loved figure of Saint Francis of Assis. Grounding the man behind the myth he states "however wild and romantic his gyrations might appear to many, [Francis] always hung on to reason by one invisible and indestructible hair.... The great saint was sane.... He was not a mere... more...

  • Reluctant Saintby Donald Spoto

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 15.00

    Acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto strips away the legends from the life of Francis of Assisi to reveal the true story of a man who has too often been obscured by pious iconography. Drawing on unprecedented access to unexplored archives, plus Francis's own letters, Spoto places Francis within the context of the multifaceted ecclesiastical, political,... more...

  • Heaven's Brideby Leigh Eric Schmidt

    Basic Books 2010; US$ 28.95

    A prize-winning scholar recounts the life of Ida C. Craddock, American visionary, free-thinking secularist, sex reformer, brainy folklorist, and eclectic spiritualist more...

  • On the Mystical Shape of the Godheadby Gershom Scholem

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    "Scholem's treatment is complex and stylistically brilliant as he systemically analyzes the history and intellectual background of these critical ideas. Highly recommended."--Library Journal. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...