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Folklore & Mythology

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  • Mythologyby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 13.99

    Third revised edition, previously published in 1973 by Harper Collins, of a collection of texts stressing the universal themes of mythology. They range from the Bible to English literature, to C Jung and others, to illustrate the archetypal aspects of the universal hero. This edition includes heroine myths and an updated bibliography. more...

  • Beowulfby Gummere

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    Beowulf is the earliest surviving poem in Old English. Although the authorship is anonymous it is believed to have been written before the 10th century AD. The only extant European manuscript of the Beowulf text is placed at around 1010. The epic tells the tale of the Scandinavian hero Beowulf as he struggles against three adversaries; the monster... more...

  • The Tale of Cupid & Psychesby Lucius Apuleius; William Adlington

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    The first known record of the the poignant tale of Psyche's labors to reclaim the love of Cupid is recorded by Lucius Apuleius in the second century AD. When the beautiful Psyche attracts the jealous wrath of Venus, Venus sends her son Cupid to bewitch the girl and cause her to fall in love with a monster, but Cupid himself falls in love with his... more...

  • Celtic Fairy Talesby Joseph Jacobs

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.95

    The success of a fairy book, I am convinced, depends on the due admixture of the comic and the romantic: Grimm and Asbjörnsen knew this secret, and they alone. But the Celtic peasant who speaks Gaelic takes the pleasure of telling tales somewhat sadly: so far as he has been printed and translated, I found him, to my surprise, conspicuously lacking... more...

  • Hero Tales from American Historyby Henry Cabot Lodge; Theodore Roosevelt

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    It is a good thing for all Americans, and it is an especially good thing for young Americans, to remember the men who have given their lives in war and peace to the service of their fellow-countrymen, and to keep in mind the feats of daring and personal prowess done in time past by some of the many champions of the nation in the various crises of her... more...

  • Four Arthurian Romancesby Chretien de Troyes; William Wistar Comfort

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 6.99

    Chrétien de Troyes' Four Arthurian Romances continued and expanded on existing Arthurian legends, but began the Arthurian Romance genre, so popular in Medieval literature. His tales often diverge from Arthur himself, focussing instead on the characters of his court. Chretien introduced Sir Lancelot and also the Holy Grail to the Arthurian... more...

  • Chinese Folklore Talesby Rev. J. Macgowan

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 5.99

    Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism have been major influences on Chinese folklore tales. Events of legend and history, romance and human nature, explanations of nature and landscape, and themes of the supernatural; these are some of the explorations of Chinese myths, legends and fables. This compilation contains the following eleven stories: The Widow... more...

  • Don't Know Much About Mythologyby Kenneth C. Davis

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series -- a magical journey into the timeless world of mythology It has been fifteen years since Kenneth C. Davis first dazzled audiences with his instant classic Don't Know Much About® History , vividly bringing the past to life and proving that Americans don't... more...

  • Old Indian Daysby Charles A. Eastman

    The Floating Press 1907; US$ 4.99

    Charles Eastman, whose Sioux name was Ohiyesa (pronounced Oh hee' yay suh), was a Native American author, doctor and reformer who also helped to establish the Boy Scouts of America. Old Indian Days is a collection of traditional stories from Eastman's Native American heritage. more...

  • Helen of Troyby Andrew Lang

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Scottish writer Andrew Lang is best remember for his prolific collections of folk and fairy tales, but he was also an accomplished poet, literary critic, novelist and contributor in the field of anthropology. In Lang's Helen of Troy , a story in rhyme of the fortunes of Helen, the theory that she was an unwilling victim of the Gods has been preferred.... more...