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  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hoodby Howard Pyle

    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 Golden Boughby James George Frazer

    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...

  • The Stargate Conspiracyby Lynn Picknett

    Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    In recent years, alternative historians have gained remarkable insight into the mysteries of ancient Egypt-but according to Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, their discoveries tie into a dangerous conspiracy nearly fifty years in the making. At the center of this conspiracy is a group of respected, powerful individuals who believe that the ancient Egyptian... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythologyby Theresa Bane

    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...

  • Modern Mythologyby Andrew Lang 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...

  • Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society 1909-2009by Kenneth L. Untiedt

    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...

  • Fameby Tom Payne

    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...

  • Lion's Honeyby David Grossman

    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...

  • Circus Philosophicusby Graham Harman

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 6.99

    Platonic myth meets American noir in this haunting collection of philosophical images, from gigantic Ferris wheels to offshore drilling rigs. more...

  • From The Beast To The Blondeby Marina Warner

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Entrancing, multi-layered and as wittily subversive as fairy tales themselves, this beautifully illustrated work explores and illuminates the unfolding history of the famous tales, the contexts in which they flourished, and the tellers themselves - from ancient sibylis and old crones to Angela Carter and Disney. more...