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FOLKLORE AND FAIRY TALES

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FIFTEEN HUNDRED YEARS OF SUPERNATURAL ENCOUNTERS
Edited by SCOTT G. BRUCE

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 09/27/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-10768-2

The walking dead from 15 centuries haunt this compendium of ghostly visitations through the ages, exploring the history of our fascination with zombies and other restless souls.
 
Since ancient times, accounts of supernatural activity have mystified us. Ghost stories as we know them did not develop until the late nineteenth century, but the restless dead haunted the premodern imagination in many forms, as recorded in historical narratives, theological texts, and personal letters. The Penguin...

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Edited by WEN-CHIN OUYANG
Introduction by WEN-CHIN OUYANG

Format: Hardcover, 920 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 06/10/2014

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71241-8

The most famous of all story collections, The Arabian Nights, also known as The Book of the Thousand and One Nights, is beloved around the world. Composed of Persian, Arabic, Greek, Indian, and other sources that accumulated over hundreds of years, these fabulous stories-within-stories have long fired readers’ imaginations with an enchanted world of flying carpets, magic lamps, genies, demons, magicians and sorceresses, carnivorous giants, and bloodthirsty bandits.

Translation has played a...

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Written by CARLO COLLODI
Illustrated by ALICE CARSEY

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 09/06/2011

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-59706-9

The original, unabridged Pinocchio in a beautifully illustrated hardcover edition.

Carlo Collodi’s 1883 story is an astonishing work of fantasy, even richer and more wildly imaginative than the famous film that Disney made of it. The Everyman’s edition—the only one in hardcover—brings back the color-illustrated translation of 1916 that captures the vivid inventiveness of Collodi’s original. Here is the endearing wooden puppet, always dreaming of becoming a boy and always tumbling into...

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Written by RYAN FOLEY
Illustrated by SANKHA BANERJEE

Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages

Publisher: Campfire

On Sale: 02/15/2011

Price: $11.99

ISBN: 978-9-380-02848-4

In the time of myths and legends...

...Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, has grown jealous of a young girl named Psyche. She is envious of the praise heaped upon the mortal girl for her splendor. The goddess decides to dispatch her mischievous son Eros, the god of love, to perform a nasty trick.

When the trick goes awry, Eros finds himself falling in love with Psyche. Unable to resist her allure, he whisks her away to a palace in the sky. Wanting Psyche to fall in love with him for who...

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THE MEANING AND IMPORTANCE OF FAIRY TALES
Written by BRUNO BETTELHEIM

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 05/11/2010

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-73963-6

Winner of the National Book Award
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award


Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development.

Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, from the tales of Sindbad to “The Three Little Pigs,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “The Sleeping Beauty,” Bettelheim...

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TALES OF THE THIRTY-SIX
Written by JONATHON KEATS

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 02/10/2009

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-97897-1

WINNER OF THE SOPHIE BRODY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JEWISH LITERATURE (AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION)


Mystical stories of the thirty-six anonymous saints whose decency sustains the world–reimagined from Jewish folklore.

A liar, a cheat, a degenerate, and a whore. These are the last people one might expect to be virtuous. But a legendary Kabbalist has discovered the truth: they are just some of the thirty-six hidden ones, the righteous individuals who ultimately make the world a better place. In...

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FáBULAS DE LAS TRADICIONES HISPANAS E INDíGENAS
Edited by JOHN BIERHORST

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages

Publisher: Vintage Espanol

On Sale: 11/11/2003

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71397-2

The wisdom and artistry of Latin America’s storytellers preserve one of the world’s richest folktale traditions—combining the lore of medieval Europe, the ancient Near East, and pre-Columbian America. Among the essential characters are the quiet man’s wife who knew the Devil’s secrets, the tree daughters who robbed their father’s grave, and the wife in disguise who married her own husband—not to mention the Bear's son, the tricksters Fox and Monkey, the two compadres, and the classic rogue...

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A NOVEL
Written by SALMAN RUSHDIE

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 09/30/2003

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-96999-3

The first novel by one of our greatest novelists, restored to print by the Modern Library

After drinking an elixir that bestows immortality upon him, a young Indian named Flapping Eagle spends the next seven hundred years sailing the seas with the blessing, and ultimately the burden, of living forever. Eventually, he grows weary of the sameness of life and journeys to the mountainous Calf Island to regain his mortality. There he meets other immortals obsessed with their own stasis, and he...

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STORIES FROM HISPANIC AND INDIAN TRADITIONS
Written by JOHN BIERHORST

Format: Trade Paperback, 402 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 09/09/2003

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71439-9

The wisdom and artistry of Latin America’s storytellers preserve one of the world’s richest folktale traditions—combining the lore of medieval Europe, the ancient Near East, and pre-Columbian America. Among the essential characters are the quiet man’s wife who knew the Devil’s secrets, the tree daughters who robbed their father’s grave, and the wife in disguise who married her own husband—not to mention the Bear's son, the tricksters Fox and Monkey, the two compadres, and the classic rogue...

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Edited by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Preface by PAUL MULDOON

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Modern Library

On Sale: 02/11/2003

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-96855-2

Gathered by the renowned Irish poet, playwright, and essayist William Butler Yeats, the sixty-five tales and poems in this delightful collection uniquely capture the rich heritage of the Celtic imagination. Filled with legends of village ghosts, fairies, demons, witches, priests, and saints, these stories evoke both tender pathos and lighthearted mirth and embody what Yeats describes as “the very voice of the people, the very pulse of life.”

“The impact of these tales doesn’t stop with...

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Illustrated by JOHNNY GRUELLE
Translator JACK ZIPES

Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages

Publisher: Bantam

On Sale: 01/01/2003

Price: $23.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-38216-7

The stories penned by the Brothers Grimm possess the power to enchant, delight, and surprise. In this new, expanded third edition of The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, renowned scholar and folklorist Jack Zipes has translated all 250 tales that were originally collected and published by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. In addition twenty-nine rare tales omitted from the original German edition, as well as narratives uncovered in the brothers’ letters and papers are included here.
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Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 12/03/2002

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71455-9

From Robert Browning’s Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Makepeace Thackeray’s Rose and the Ring to Kenneth Grahame’s Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, here are seventeen classic stories and poems from the golden age of the English fairy tale. Some of them amuse, some enchant, some satirize and criticize, but each one—in the words of Laurence Houseman, author of the classic Rocking-Horse Land—“is an expression of the joy of living.”

Accompanied by the...

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