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  • The Violet Fairy Bookby Andrew Lang

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 3.99

    The Fairy Books, or "Coloured" Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection... more...

  • Warrior Waysby Eric A. Eliason; Tad Tuleja

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 25.95

    Warrior Ways is one of the first book-length explorations of military folklife, and focuses on the lore produced by modern American warriors, illuminating the ways in which members of the armed services creatively express the complex experience of military life. In short, lively essays, contributors to the volume, all of whom have close personal... more...

  • The Yellow Fairy Bookby Andrew Lang

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    The Fairy Books, or "Coloured" Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection... more...

  • The Adventures of Molly Whuppie and Other Appalachian Folktalesby Anne Shelby

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    Combining traditional Appalachian folktale plots with a contemporary sensibility, writer and storyteller Anne Shelby creates fourteen lively, original stories of a funny, magical, yet familiar world. Many of the stories feature a girl named Molly Whuppie, who is clever, brave, and strong. Encountering witches, giants, an ogre who refuses to do housework,... more...

  • The Age of Chivalryby Thomas Bulfinch

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    American writer Thomas Bulfinch was one of the most important scholars of world mythology. His nineteenth-century collections of folk literature from Europe and ancient Greece remain some of the most influential works in this field. The collection The Age of Chivalry focuses on romantic, action-packed tales from the King Arthur era. more...

  • The Age of Fableby Thomas Bulfinch

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Long regarded as one of the most significant collectors and interpreters of folklore and mythology, Thomas Bulfinch was an esteemed but not affluent scholar from Massachusetts who set about making the world's folk tales accessible to the lay reader. In this, Bulfinch's first published work, he explores ancient Greek and Roman folk tales and their interpretation... more...

  • American Negro Folktalesby Richard M. Dorson

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 14.95

    A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected during the mid-twentieth century, tell of talking animals, ghosts, devils, and saints. The first part of the book provides a setting for... more...

  • Ancient Legends Retold: The Seat Perilous, The Quests of Arthur's Knightsby Bernard Kelly; June Peter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Around the round table there was always one seat which remained empty. This was the place left for the one who would one day attain the grail and redeem and restore the land. It was the first Hot Seat - if you sat there and were not that man you would be consumed by fire. It was known as the Seat Perilous. These are the untold stories of the knights... more...

  • Antrim Folk Talesby Billy Teare; Kathleen O'Sullivan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.82

    Antrim has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the country. Here you will find tales of the traditional rural ways of life among the residents of Antrim, their customs and superstitions, alongside stories of legendary heroes, faeries, witches and ghostly goings-on. In... more...

  • Armagh Folk Talesby Frances Quinn

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.82

    County Armagh, the Orchard County, has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of tales by local storyteller Frances Quinn. Discover the places where the Craobh Rua (the Red Branch Knights) once roamed and the haunts of the powerful Queen Macha along with tales of fairy mischief, heroic deeds and murderous... more...