Myths and Legends
By: Alfred Carmichael (1874-1963)
|Indian Legends of Vancouver Island|
By: A. J. Glinski (1817-1866)
Polish Fairy Tales
These are selections from a large collection made by A. J. Glinski, printed at Wilna in 1862. These fairy tales come from a far past and may even date from primitive times. They represent the folklore current among the peasantry of the Eastern provinces of Poland, and also in those provinces usually known as White Russia. They were set down by Glinski just as they were related to him by the peasants. In the translation it was of course necessary to shorten them considerably; the continual repetition—however quaint and fascinating in the original—cannot easily be reproduced...
By: E. (Edward) Anwyl (1866-1914)
|Celtic Religion in Pre-Christian Times|
By: Flora J. (Flora Juliette) Cooke (1864-1953)
|Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children|
By: Crawford Howell Toy (1836-1919)
|Introduction to the History of Religions Handbooks on the History of Religions, Volume IV|
By: E. M. (Ethel Mary) Wilmot-Buxton
|Told by the Northmen: Stories from the Eddas and Sagas|
By: R. Eivind
|Finnish Legends for English Children|
By: Léonce Rabillon (1814-1886)
|La Chanson de Roland : Translated from the Seventh Edition of Léon Gautier|
By: H. B. (Henry Bernard) Cotterill (1846-)
|The Faust-Legend and Goethe's 'Faust'|
By: Saint John of Damascus (676?-749)
|Barlaam and Ioasaph|
By: Aubrey De Vere (1814-1902)
|Legends of the Saxon Saints|
By: James Nasmyth (1808-1890)
|James Nasmyth: Engineer; an autobiography|
Hindoo Tales or the Adventures of Ten Princes
This book describes the adventures of ten Kumaras, i.e., young men, (all of whom are either princes or sons of royal ministers), as narrated by the men themselves. These narratives are replete with accounts of demigods, ghosts, gamblers, intrigues with voluptious women, astonishing coincidences, cockfights, anthropophagy, sorcery, robberies, murders and wars.
By: H. R. (Hugh Reginald) Haweis (1839-1901)
|Parsifal Story and Analysis of Wagner's Great Opera|
By: Charles Stewart Given
|A Fleece of Gold; Five Lessons from the Fable of Jason and the Golden Fleece|
By: Loretta Ellen Brady
Green Forest Fairy Book
This is a volume of original fairy tales by Loretta Ellen Brady.
By: Maurice Bloomfield (1855-1928)
|Cerberus, The Dog of Hades The History of an Idea|
By: Ada Langworthy Collier (1843-)
|Lilith The Legend of the First Woman|
By: Andrew Jackson Howell (1869-1947)
By: George W. (George Walter) Caldwell (1866-1946)
|The Legends of San Francisco|
By: Fanny Coe [editor] (1866-1956)
The Book of Stories for the Storyteller
This is a delightful collection of 43 fairy tales (both old and new), folk lore, myths and real life stories by a variety of authors, brought together by writer Fanny E Coe. They are mostly short and are fun to listen to by children and adults and most teach valuable lessons about life. Some of the stories are: A Legend of the North Wind; How the Robin's Breast became Red; The Little Rabbits; St Christopher; The Necklace of Truth; A Night with Santa Claus; The Wolf-Mother of Saint Ailbe; Pocahontas and How Molly spent her Sixpence
By: Oliver Huckel (1864-1940)
|Parsifal A Mystical Drama By Richard Wagner Retold In The Spirit Of The Bayreuth Interpretation|
By: Charlotte Hapai
|Legends of the Wailuku|
By: Tito Vignoli (1828-1914)
|Myth and Science An Essay|
By: James Frederic Thorne (1871-)
|In the Time That Was|
The Arabian Nights Entertainments
A collection of folklore stories accumulated during the Islamic Golden Age, The Arabian Nights Entertainments has entertained and fascinated readers for centuries. The book centers on a frame story concerning the sultan Shahrayah and his wife Scheherazade, who cleverly narrates captivating stories to her husband each night in order to save herself from his retribution and live another day. As a result the book encourages the literary technique of a story within a story. The frame story begins when the sultan Shahrayar learns of his brother’s adulterous wife and subsequently discovers his own wife is guilty of infidelity...
The Lilac Fairy Book
Published in 1910, The Lilac Fairy Book is the last book in the series of fairytale collections known as Andrew Lang's “Coloured” Fairy Books and features stories from various folklores and cultures including Welsh, Portuguese, Scottish, Italian, and many other foreign literary branches. Moreover, the collection is a gem in the short story genre due to the fact that Lang collected some of the featured stories from foreign languages and made them available to English audiences. Featuring 33 stories, The Lilac Fairy Book offers a different perspective to the happy-ever-after fairytales most people are accustomed to and expect...
By: Anonymous (1821-1890)
The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night
This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several versions date the collection’s genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her...
Legend Land is a collection of some of the OLD TALES told in those Western Parts of Britain served by the GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, now retold by LYONESSE
The Song of Roland
The Song of Roland is an epic poem, originally sung in Old French. It tells the story of the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778. This is an English translation. Translated by Charles Kenneth Scott-Moncrieff.
Sample a moment of magic realism from the Red Book of Hergest: On one side of the river he saw a flock of white sheep, and on the other a flock of black sheep. And whenever one of the white sheep bleated, one of the black sheep would cross over, and become white; and when one of the black sheep bleated, one of the white sheep would cross over, and become black. Before passing on to the Mabinogion proper, Lady Charlotte Guest devotes Volume I of her compilation of medieval Welsh tales to three brief romances of Arthur’s Court...