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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood retells the legends of the English outlaw Robin Hood, adapting the old ballads to be read by children. The story sees Robin become an outlaw and follows his adventures as he recruits Merry Men and outwits the local authorities. Pyle's stories set a precedent for much of the modern Robin Hood mythology and storytelling. more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
Sir James George Frazer's The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion is a broad comparative study of mythology and religion. Treating religion as a cultural phenomenon rather than discussing it from a theological perspective, the effect of The Golden Bough on both European literature and the emerging discipline of anthropology was substantial.... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00
From one of today?s foremost scholars, a lively retelling of the timeless tales? Here are the myths that have influenced so much of our cultural heritage. Such age-old stories as the tragic love of Orpheus and Eurydice or Demeter?s loss of her daughter, Persephone, resonate strongly with readers even today. In this book the rousing adventures of... more...
- National Geographic Society 2010; US$ 14.95
Mark Jenkins?s engrossing history draws on the latest science, anthropological and archaeological research to explore the origins of vampire stories, providing gripping historic and folkloric context for the concept of immortal beings who defy death by feeding on the lifeblood of others. From the earliest whispers of eternal evil in ancient Mesopotamia,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 75.00
From the earliest days of oral history to brightly illuminated modern times, the vampire myth persists among mankind's deeply rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from "Abchanchu" to "Zmeus," catalogs nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed. This is... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2009; US$ 31.96
The Texas Folklore Society (TFS) is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the state. This book examines the Society's members and their substantial contributions to the field of folklore. It explains why the TFS has lasted so long, and why it can continue. more...
- Picador 2010; US$ 8.99
We may regard celebrities as deities, but that does not mean we worship them with deference. From prehistory to the present, humanity has possessed†a primal urge first to exalt the famous but then to cut them down (Michael Jackson, anyone?). Why do we treat the ones we love like burnt offerings in a ritual of human sacrifice? Perhaps because that... more...
- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 17.95
A consideration of one of the Bible?s most powerful stories from a leading Israeli writer In this fascinating reexamination of the story of Samson, David Grossman goes beyond the surface of the familiar tale to look into what the life of this extraordinary man must have been like. What it felt like to have been ?chosen? to release his people from the... more...