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  • Native American Mythologyby Hartley Burr Alexander

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    This fascinating and informative compendium of Native American lore was assembled by one of twentieth-century America's premier ethnographer/anthropologists. Hartley Burr Alexander recounts the continent's myths chronologically and region-by-region, offering a remarkably wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time... more...

  • Vampires and Vampirismby Montague Summers

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Study examines vampire lore in fantastic detail, addressing such issues as how vampires came into existence, vampirish behavior, vampire-like ancient myths, and vampires in modern literature. more...

  • Tales of Old Japanby A. B. Mitford

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Grisly accounts of revenge and knightly exploits, a fascinating eyewitness account of a hara-kiri ceremony, tales of vampires and samurai, Buddhist sermons, and the plots of four Noh plays. 38 illustrations. more...

  • The Irish Fairy Bookby Alfred Perceval Graves; George Denham

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.99

    Leprechauns, fairies, and other mythical figures inhabit this entertaining collection of Irish fairy lore. The rich and representative collection of 43 tales and poems includes "The Stolen Child," a beguiling poem by William Butler Yeats; "The King of the Black Desert," by poet, scholar, and statesman Douglas Hyde; Lady Jane Wilde's "The Horned Women"... more...

  • Bulfinch's Medieval Mythologyby Thomas Bulfinch

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Here, in a dazzling panoply, are the legendary figures from the age of chivalry: King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, Robin Hood, Richard the Lionhearted and his crusaders, and a host of other famous and lesser-known characters. This collection includes tales from Camelot, dramatic narratives from The Mabinogeon, and stories of the noble... more...

  • Public Folkloreby Robert Baron; Nick Spitzer

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 25.00

    A landmark volume exploring the public presentation and application of folk culture in collaboration with communities, Public Folklore is available again with a new introduction discussing recent trends and scholarship. Editors Robert Baron and Nick Spitzer provide theoretical framing to contributions from leaders of major American folklife programs... more...

  • North Carolina Ghosts & Legendsby Nancy Roberts; Bruce Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    This collection of tales was originally published as An Illustrated Guide to Ghosts and Mysterious Occurences in the Old North State. To her group of classic stories, Mrs. Roberts has added three new tales about the Carolina coastal areas. The mountains, Piedmont, eastern Carolina, and the Outer Banks all provide settings for the unique and haunting... more...

  • The Gold Seekersby Nancy Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    The first gold rush in the United States did not happen in California, as The Gold Seekers reveals. America's first gold rush was in the South. more...

  • Ghosts of the Southern Mountains and Appalachiaby Nancy Roberts; Bruce Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Roberts writes stories from a wide variety of locations: "Night of the Hunt" in Hendersonville, North Carolina; "Return of the Bell Witch" in Adams, Tennessee; "The Shenandoah Stage" in New Market, Virginia; "Chain Gang Man" in Decatur, Alabama; "Fort Mountain" in Fort Mountain, Georgia; "Laura" in Campbellsville, Kentucky; "The Coming of the Demon"... more...

  • South Carolina Ghostsby Nancy Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Ghosts still walk in South Carolina and unexplained things continue to confound even the most skeptical among us. more...