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Sixty Folk-tales

By: Wratislaw, A. H.

Description: This collection of Slavic folktales at first glance appears to have all of the usual suspects of European Märchen. Evil stepmothers: check; plucky youths overcome impossible odds to marry kings' daughter: check; dimwitted peasants given magical gifts: check. What makes this book special are some tales and motifs that hint at even older lore. Number 27 is for all intents and purposes identical to the Native American 'Earth Diver' creation myth. In 47, man is...

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Robin Hood and His Adventures

By: Creswick, Paul

Description: This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide....

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Stories of Russian Folk-Life

By: Mackenzie, D. A.

Description: This is a bit of a departure for Mackenzie. Later publishers renamed this book 'Folk Tales from Russia,' to make it appear to be a Russian volume in Mackenzie's Mythology series, which is misleading. Instead this is a short book of fiction about pre-revolutionary Russia. It does include some pieces of genuine Russian folklore (particularly 'The Lady of Moscow' and 'How Little Ivan became Tsar'), but most of the stories are simply sentimental vignettes of Rus...

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L'Algérie Et Son Organisation En Royaume

By: Bardy, Gustave, 1881-
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Celtic Folklore Welsh and Manx

By: Rhys, John

Description: The Library of Alexandria is an independent small business publishing house. We specialize in bringing back to live rare, historical and ancient books. This includes manuscripts such as: classical fiction, philosophy, science, religion, folklore, mytholog

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The Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus

By: Elton, Oliver

Description: The nine books of Danish history from a uniquely Danish perspective, as recorded by 12th century medieval historian Saxo Grammaticus.

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The Fairy Mythology

By: Keightley, Thomas

Description: The Fairy Mythology: Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries

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Roumanian Fairy Tales and Legends

By: Mawr, Mrs. E. B.

Description: The literature of Roumania is so little known in England, that I have ventured to translate, and bring before the public, some of the popular Basme (tales) and legends of the country. I have kept to the original text as strictly as possible, but some of the idioms are untranslatable. Of the Poets, I have given no specimen, though there are many of recognised talent. A volume of Roumanian poems has just been put into the German tongue, by the August Lady who ...

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Celtic Fairy Tales

By: Jacobs, Joseph

Description: ading British folklorist selected 20 tales embodying the wonderful humor and heroism of Celtic folklore and compiled them into this one important volume. Originally published in 1894, the stories are lavishly illustrated by the pen-and-ink drawings of John D. Batten. 38 drawings.

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A Book of Folk-Lore

By: Baring-Gould, S.

Description: A Book of Folklore by Sabine Baring-Gould The word folk-lore (lore = knowledge) was first used by the British archaeologist William J. Thomas in a letter published by the London Journal Athenaeum in 1846. Folklore is the body of expressive culture, including tales, music, dance, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, customs, and so forth within a particular population comprising the traditions (including oral traditions) of that culture, ...

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Je Vous En Defie Vous Et Vos Successeurs : Ou Moyen De Connoitre L...

By: Prêtre De L'Oratoire

Description: Signed at end: P. Prêtre de l'Oratoire

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The Arabian Nights

By: Burton, Richard

Description: The stories of ?The Arabian Nights ?(and stories within stories, and stories within stories within stories) are famously told by the Princess Shahrazad, under the threat of death should the king lose interest in her tale. Collected over the centuries from India, Persia, and Arabia, and ranging from adventure fantasies, vivacious erotica, and animal fables, to pointed Sufi tales, these stories provided the daily entertainment of the medieval Islamic world at ...

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The Cattle-Raid of Cooley Táin Bó Cúalnge

By: Dunn, Joseph

Description: Táin Bó Cúailnge (the driving-off of cows of Cooley, more usually rendered The Cattle Raid of Cooley or The Táin) is the central tale in the Ulster Cycle, one of the four great cycles that make up the surviving corpus of Irish mythology. It is recorded in Old and Middle Irish, and is written mainly in prose, with some verse sections, especially at moments of heightened tension or emotion. The tale relates a war against Ulster by the Connacht queen Medb and h...

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English Fairy Tales

By: Jacobs, Joseph

Description: London: David NuttJoseph Jacobs (29 August 1854 - 30 January 1916) was a folklorist, literary critic and historian. He was born in Australia, but came to England to attend St. John’s College, Cambridge. He was a prolific writer on many aspects of Jewish history, and biblical archaeology. His works included contributions to the Jewish Encyclopedia, translations of European works, and critical editions of early English literature. English Fairy Tales is a wond...

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Je Vous En Defie Vous Et Vos Successeurs : Ou Moyen De Connoitre L...

By: Prêtre De L'Oratoire

Description: Signed at end: P. Prêtre de l'Oratoire

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Popular Tales of the West Highlands, Volume IV

By: Campbell, J. F.

Description: This is the last of four volumes of Campbell's collection of Scottish folklore. This volume is essentially an extended appendix to the previous three volumes, containing commentary, documentation, and analysis, particularly a rousing defense of Scottish poetry, art, music, dress, and the Gaelic language. At the time had Scotland been subdued by Britain for several centuries, and was considered a backwards, peripheral area without much in the way of culture, ...

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Wonder Tales from Baltic Wizards

By: Olcott, F. J.

Description: Excerpt from The Magic Drum Calls You: BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BEAT! BEAT! BEAT! In Lapland when the Arctic Storm Wind roars down from the mountains and blows through the valleys and over the tundra, comes the call of the Magic Drum. Do you hear it on the wind? Do you hear its beat! beat! beat! and the grinding of the Wizard's teeth as he beats! beats! beats! Long, long ago, with chanting and magic and drum-beating came the Great Wizard Nischergurje down from the ...

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The Prose Edda

By: Sturlson, Snorri

Description: The Prose Edda is a text on Old Norse Poetics, written about 1200 by the Icelandic poet and politican Snorri Sturlson, who also wrote the Heimskringla. The Prose Edda contains a wide variety of lore which a Skald (poet) of the time would need to know. The text is of interest to modern readers because it contains consistent narratives of many of the plot lines of Norse mythology. Although Snorri was a Christian, he treated the ancient Pagan mythology with gre...

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Catalogue Des Procès-verbaux Des Conseils Généraux De 1790 À L'an ...

By: France. Archives Nationales
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The Phynodderree and Other Legends of the Isle of Man

By: Callow, Edward

Description: 1882. To rescue from oblivion some of the legends that delighted Mr. Callow's early years, and present them in an entertaining shape before the reader, had long been his wish; and if, by reading them, and interest in, and a desire to visit, the beautiful Isle of Man is created in any who now only know of its existence as an island somewhere in the Irish Sea, he would not have written this book in vain. Contents: Phynodderre, a tale of fairy love; Tom Kewley ...

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