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Herald By N.F. Houck
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Herald is the story of Hermes, divine messenger of classical mythology and son of mighty Zeus, ruler of the Olympian gods. Born secretly in an ancient mountain cave, and possessing abilities that... More > make the young god a friend to both the living and the dead, Hermes becomes a valuable aid in Zeus' efforts to bring the final Olympians to power. Told from Hermes' unique perspective are many beloved tales from ancient Greece, including those of Orpheus, Persephone, and Perseus, interwoven with Hermes' own attempts to forge a place for himself among mortal and immortal beings. Herald pulls the reader into ancient Greece and into the mind of a legendary mythological figure as he struggles with power, death, and the carnal treachery of a goddess.< Less
Japanese Fairy Tales By Yei Theodora Ozaki
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This collection of Japanese fairy tales is the outcome of a suggestion made to me indirectly through a friend by Mr. Andrew Lang. They have been translated from the modern version written by Sadanami... More > Sanjin. These stories are not literal translations, and though the Japanese story and all quaint Japanese expressions have been faithfully preserved, they have been told more with the view to interest young readers of the West than the technical student of folk-lore.... In telling these stories in English I have followed my fancy in adding such touches of local color or description as they seemed to need or as pleased me, and in one or two instances I have gathered in an incident from another version. At all times, among my friends, both young and old, English or American, I have always found eager listeners to the beautiful legends and fairy tales of Japan, and in telling them I have also found that they were still unknown to the vast majority, and this has encouraged me to write...< Less
The Golden Ass By Lucius Apuleius
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The Metamorphoses of Apuleius, which St. Augustine referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus)] is the only ancient novel in Latin to survive in its entirety.It was published around the second... More > century A.D. The protagonist of the novel is called Lucius. The plot revolves around the protagonist's curiosity (curiositas) and insatiable desire to see and practice magic. While trying to perform a spell to transform into a bird, he is accidentally transformed into an ass. This leads to a long journey, literal and metaphorical, filled with in-set tales. He finally finds salvation through the intervention of the goddess Isis, whose cult he joins.< Less
Sophocles: The Works By Sophocles
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Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides.... More > According to the Suda, a 10th-century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote 123 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most-fêted playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. He competed in around 30 competitions, won perhaps 24, and was never judged lower than second place. Aeschylus won 14 competitions, and was sometimes defeated by Sophocles, while Euripides won only 4 competitions.< Less
The Poor King By Asma Iftikhar
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There are many lessons hidden in the plot of the Poor King, even the name itself being almost a paradox is a lesson. However one of the main message I would like the readers to take away with them is... More > that only a pure and sincere nature leads to success. Watching out for others and kindness towards them is another. There are many valuable life lessons that young children and adults can take from this story.< Less
Beauty and the Beast: The Ultimate Collection By Brothers Grimm et al.
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Ten different versions of Beauty and the Beast in one volume: Cupid and Psyche by Lucius Apuleius, Beauty and the Beast by Joseph Jacobs, Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont,... More > The Singing, Springing Lark by Brothers Grimm, East of the Sun and West of the Moon by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe, The Small-Tooth Dog by Sidney Oldall Addy, The Enchanted Tsarévich by Leonard Magnus, Beauty and the Beast by Andrew Lang, Beauty and the Beast by Charles Lamb and The Prince Who Was Changed into a Snake by Lucy Mary Jane Garnett.< Less
The Iliad By Homer
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"The Iliad, or The Poem of Force" (French: L'Iliade ou le poème de la force) is a 24 page essay written in 1939 by Simone Weil. The essay is about Homer's epic poem the Iliad and... More > contains reflections on the conclusions one can draw from the epic regarding the nature of force in human affairs.Weil's work was first published in 1940 under the title L'Iliade ou le poeme de la force in Les Cahiers du Sud. Cahiers has been described as the only significant literary magazine available in the French free zone when the essay was first released. The first English translation was done by Mary McCarthy and published in the New York based journal Politics in 1945. The essay has since been re-published many times. Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Beowulf By Francis Gummere
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Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible... More > monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath.< Less
Creatures & Carnage By James Isherwood
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This is a book of paintings of monsters inspired by the Universal Monster Movies 1923-1958. This unique art book is for anyone interested in horror and science fiction movies and anyone who loves... More > paintings, posters and art books.< Less
Wonder Stories: The Best Myths for Boys and Girls By Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (October 25, 1875 – December 23,... More > 1961) was an American children's author. She was born in Hoosick Falls, New York and attended Teachers College, Columbia University, from which she graduated in 1896. She contributed to the Ladies' Home Journal and other magazines. She published volumes of stories for children like methods of story telling, teaching children and other related subjects, which include Boys and Girls of Colonial Days (1917); Broad Stripes and Bright Stars (1919); Hero Stories (1919); and The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings (1945). She wrote For the Children's Hour (1906) in collaboration with Clara M. Lewis. In 1947, her book Miss Hickory won the Newbery Medal. Excerpt from:< Less

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