Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

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Fortune's Daughter

Alice Hoffman

This novel from the bestselling author of Practical Magic and Turtle Moon tells the story of two women--one young, unmarried, and far from home as she awaits the birth of her first child, the other a mother who lost her daughter long ...

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Published: Dec 1999

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Nancy Madore

Twelve princesses, each possessing riches, grace, power and dignity. Yet despite the sisters' charmed lives—and despite the handsome men who desire them—they are woefully unfulfilled, frustrated and aching for something more...

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Published: Sep 2007

Ghosts and Haunts from the Appalachia...

James V. Burchill

This collection of spooky, authentic legends of Appalachian ghosts was gathered from those who have lived in the foothills for generations.

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Published: Sep 1993

Parallel Myths

J. F. Bierlein

An entertaining and thought-provoking look at the common threads woven through the world's greatest myths -- and the central role they have played through time.

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Published: Oct 1994

Popular Tales from Norse Mythology

George Webbe Dasent

Full of giants, trolls, heroes, and beautiful princesses, these 42 folktales include such favorites as 'Dapplegrim,' 'Tatterhood,' 'Katie Woodencloak,' and 'Soria Moria Castle,' plus many less known, such as 'The Werewolf,' 'Such Wome...

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Published: Aug 2001

Roses in Amber: A Beauty and the Beas...

C. E. Murphy

There is a story of a beast, and a merchant's daughter, and a curse that must be broken. This is not--quite--that story.Amber Gryce believes in magic the way anyone does: as a thing of the past, marked now only by the long reign of an...

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Published: Feb 2017

The Talismans of Shannara (Heritage o...

Terry Brooks

But here also lies a mix of battle, magic, and fast action that mkaes up for that. The one thing that some people just don't understand about the Shannara books is that it's lessons and themes also run within the characters as well as...

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Published: Jan 1994

Fairy Tales (Classics Deluxe Edition)...

Hans Christian Andersen

Tiina Nunnally's sparkling new translation of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales captures the rawness and immediacy of the writer's style.

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Published: Apr 2006

Call Down the Stars (Harrison, Sue. S...

Sue Harrison

On that day of great terror and sadness, the girl called Daughter escaped with her grandfather across the icy North Pacific to find shelter on the islands of the Whale Hunters. But peace was not to be their lot. For here the mad medic...

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Published: Dec 2002

Lion's Honey: The Myth of Samson (Myt...

David Grossman

Israel’s most lauded contemporary writer retells the myth of Samson, one of the most tempestuous, charismatic, and colorful characters in the Hebrew Bible. There are few other Bible stories with so much drama and action, narrati...

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Published: Apr 2007

Fair Is Fair

Sharon Creeden

The first collection of its kind, this collection contains 30 world folktales of justice about wise judges, clever lawyers, and deceitful tricksters, from places as diverse as ancient Greece, Morocco, Germany, China, and Ireland. Some...

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Published: Apr 1997

The Fire Gospel

Michel Faber

Theo Griepenkerl is a modest academic with an Olympian ego. When he visits a looted museum in Iraq, looking for treasures he can ship back to Canada, he finds nine papyrus scrolls that have lain hidden for two thousand years. Once tra...

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Published: Jan 2010

The Odyssey--Butler Translation

Homer

Ulysses, on his way home from the Trojan War, encounters resistance from the Sirens, Circe the sorceress, the Cyclops, and other dangers, only to find his wife, Penelope, being pursued by various suitors. Newly designed and typeset in...

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Published: Jul 2008

Frozen Vs the Snow Queen

Hans Christian Andersen

The Disney Movie FROZEN is based on the 1844 story by Hans Christian Anderson entitled “The Snow Queen”. FROZEN has broken all box office records. It is by far the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. It has grossed more ...

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Published: Apr 2014

Blood of Dragons: Volume Four of the ...

Robin Hobb

The final volume in Robin Hobb's popular Rain Wilds fantasy series, Blood of Dragons completes the story of the dragons, their keepers, and their quest to find the lost city of Kelsingra—and the mythical silver wells that the dragon...

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Published: Oct 2014

Irish Tales of the Fairies

Jeremiah Curtin

Thirty beguiling stories of sprites, wraiths, and specters appear here, as they were told to a Smithsonian Institution ethnographer in rural 19th-century Ireland. Stories include 'Tom Connors and the Dead Girl,' 'Maurice Griffin and t...

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Published: Jul 2000

Hart's Hope

Orson Scott Card

A dark and powerful fantasy from the bestselling author of Ender’s Shadow.Enter the city of Hart’s Hope, ruled by gods both powerful and indifferent, riddled with sorcery and revenge. The city was captured by a rebellious...

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Published: Aug 2003

Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish (Celti...

Morgan Llywelyn

Bard is the sweeping historical tale of the coming of the Irish to Ireland, and of the men and women who made the Emerald Isle their own. Morgan Llywelyn is the internationally bestselling author of The Lion of Ireland and The Element...

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Published: Mar 1987

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope ...

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

Borrowing from Homer, Atwood turns the story of THE ODYSSEY on its head. Told through the eyes of Penelope, Odysseus’s faithful wife, THE PENELOPIAD focuses on her life waiting for his return and on the lives of the ill-fated m...

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Published: Sep 2006

Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracle...

Jeanette Winterson

With wit and verve, the prize-winning author of Sexing the Cherry and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit brings the mythical figure of Atlas into the space age and sets him free at last. In her retelling of the story of a god tricked int...

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Published: Oct 2006

Mexican Ghost Tales of the Southwest:...

Alfred Avila

SPECTERS that haunt the rivers and woods, hidden treasure, headless goblins, a wild phantasmagoria of gore and grizzle...all here for the first time in English to delight audiences of all ages, but particularly young adult readers. Al...

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Published: Sep 1994

Cinderella: Faerie Tale Collection

Jenni James

A girl with a secret and a prince on a mission.... When Prince Anthony spies Eleanoria Woodston outside her family home dressed as a servant, he knows something is amiss. Pretending to be John, his cousin's outrider, he decides to tak...

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Published: Jul 2013

Myths of the Ancient Greeks

Richard P. Martin

Presented in simple, yet flowing prose, Richard P. Martin delivers an accessible interpretation of the Greek myths for today's readers. Relive the triumphs and tragedies of Herakles, Perseus, Prometheus, Hermes, Zeus, and many more mo...

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Published: Apr 2003

Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New S...

Emma Donoghue

A collection of 13 interconnected stories that are modern-day versions of such familiar fairy tales as "Beauty and the Beast', 'The Goose Girl', and 'Snow White'. For example, in this retelling of 'Cinderella' Cinderella leaves ...

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Published: Apr 1999

The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folkl...

W. B. Yeats

Rooted in myth, occult mysteries, and belief in magic, these stories are populated by a lively cast of sorcerers, fairies, ghosts, and nature spirits. The great Irish poet heard these enchanting, mystical tales from Irish peasants, an...

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Published: Sep 2004

The Wood Beyond the World

William Morris

IThe Wood Beyond the World was first published in 1894 and its author, William Morris is often considered one of the authors who aided in the growth of fantasy, utopian literature, and science fiction. C.S. Lewis cites William Morris ...

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Published: Nov 2006

Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Manage...

Isabella Beeton

As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise, so it is with the mistress of a house.' A founding text of Victorian middle-class identity, Household Management is today one of the great unread classics. Over ...

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Published: Aug 2008

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He...

Kathryn Bernheimer

The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Michael Cunningham, Francine Prose, Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, and more than thirty other extraordinary wr...

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Published: Sep 2010

While Beauty Slept

Elizabeth Blackwell

"Elizabeth Blackwell is a story-telling genius. Her mesmerizing writing weaves a spell that will enchant you. While Beauty Slept breathes new life into the fairytale genre with a historical twist that will take your breath away...

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Published: Nov 2014

Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, a...

Angela Carter

Ten beloved fairy tales, given new life by the one and only Angela Carter Many classic fairy tale characters might not have survived into the present were it not for Charles Perrault, a seventeenth-century French civil servant who res...

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Published: Jun 2008
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