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Over the Lip of the World

Colleen J. Mcelroy

With wit, insight, and humor, Colleen McElroy tells of her journey to Madagascar for a Fulbright research project exploring Malagasy oral traditions and myths. Throughout, she interweaves traditional Malagasy stories.... (read more)

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Arabian Nights, Volume 1: The Marvels and Wonders of the Thousand and One Nights (Signet Classics)

Richard Francis Burton

After King Shahryar had his wife killed for cheating, he began to corrupt-then kill-one virgin a night, as revenge on womankind. Then he meets Scheherazade, who, night after night, saves her own life by telling him fantastical tales of genies, wishes... (read more)

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The Vampire Lectures

Laurence A Rickels

Rickles, a UC Santa Barbara professor, sifts through mythology of vampirism, from folklore to Marilyn Manson, to explore the profound and unconscious appeal of the undead in an original and intellectual look at vamps.... (read more)

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Study of American Folklore : an Introduction (4TH 98 Edition)

Jan Harold Brunvand

Distinguished folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand, famous for his collections of 'urban legends,' offers readers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field of folklore. New to the fourth edition are 67 "Focus" boxes that provide in-depth examples... (read more)

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The Feminine Face of God: The Unfolding of the Sacred in Women

Sherry R Anderson

The eagerly anticipated paperback edition of a pioneering look at women's spirituality that has helped thousands of women redefine traditional beliefs and rediscover their own unique spiritual heritage. Drawn from workshops and interviews conducted... (read more)

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Wonder Tales: Six French Stories of Enchantment

Marina Warner

The white cat / Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy ; translated by John Ashbery -- The subtle princess / Marie-Jeanne L'Hâeritier de Villandon ; translated by Gilbert Adair -- Bearskin / Henriette-Julie de Murat (attributed) ; translated by Terence Cave -- The... (read more)

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Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends

Lewis Spence

This superb in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, cult of Osiris, numerous deities, Book of the Dead, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, legends, and a host of other fascinating topics. An erudite... (read more)

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Fairy Tales (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionizedand#160;literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy talesandmdash;with an anarchic twistandmdash;but many of his... (read more)

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