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Folklore & Mythology

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  • Bad Clownsby Benjamin Radford

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    This book describes the history of bad clowns, why clowns go bad, and why many people fear them. more...

  • Battles and Questsby Anthony Horowitz

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 6.03

    In a time of war, of death and destruction, the world needs heroes. Arthur. Theseus. Geriguiaguiatugo. Their names are whispered on the wind ? tales of epic quests, of furious battles, beasts slain and the glory of victory . . . more...

  • The Big Book of World Mythologyby Reeja Radhakrishnan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 13.58

    The stories in The Big Book of World Mythology will take you on a magical journey across the rainbow, chasing fairies, fighting serpents, riding dragons and reaching for the sun. These tales from the Americas, Asia, Europe, Egypt, Africa and Oceania will introduce you to Great Spirits, shape-shifting trickster heroes, monsters, giants and wicked witches... more...

  • Black Rockby William A. Dodge

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 50.00

    To visiting geologists Black Rock, New Mexico, is a basaltic escarpment and an ideal natural laboratory. To hospital workers, Black Rock is a picturesque place to earn a living. To the Zuni, the mesas, arroyos, and the rock itself are a stage on which the passion of their elders is relived. William A. Dodge explores how a shared sense of place evolves... more...

  • Blackfeet Indian Storiesby George Bird Grinnell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Long regarded as some of the most skilled bison hunters, the Blackfeet tribes' territory once covered large swaths of the areas now known as Alberta, Canada and the U.S. state of Montana. This fascinating collection of legends and folklore will afford modern-day readers a glimpse into the unique values and beliefs of this culture. more...

  • The Blue 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...

  • Bodiesby Gillian Bennett

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 25.00

    Because they are so often told as news, contemporary legends force us to reevaluate life as we know it. They confront us with macabre, fantastic, horrific, or hilarious characters and events that seem to come straight out of myths and folktales, but are presented as present day events. The difficulty is that it is not at all easy to decide whether... more...

  • Book of English Folk Talesby Sybil Marshall

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2016; Not Available

    A master storyteller, social historian and folklorist, Sybil Marshall scoured English history to bring together a fascinating collection of folk tales in one glorious edition. Out-of-print for over thirty years, Duckworth is re-issuing this bewitching book to enchant a new audience.<p>From the great mass of folk tales that exists, Sybil Marshall... more...

  • Cajun and Creole Folktalesby Barry Jean Ancelet

    University Press of Mississippi 1994; US$ 25.00

    The largest and most diverse collection of Louisiana folktales ever published more...

  • Carlow Folk Talesby Aideen McBride; Jack Sheehan

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.82

    County Carlow has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find the lore of the Balckstairs Mountains, tales of how the rivers got their names, and the ancient history of Dinn Righ, the seat of the kings, along with stories of Beauchamp Bagenal, handsomest... more...