Mythology

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  1. Book ImageThe Annotated Classic Fairy Tales

    Maria Tatar

    Not since Bruno Bettelheim's The Uses of Enchantment has there been such an illuminating contribution to the world of children's fairy tales.More

  2. Book ImageThe Arabian Nights

    Muhsin Mahdi, Husain Haddawy

    New Deluxe Edition

    Now as sumptuously packaged as they are critically acclaimed—a new deluxe trade paperback edition of the beloved stories.More

  3. Book ImageThe Baby Train and Other Lusty Urban Legends

    Jan Harold Brunvand

    America's premier folk detective is back on the case, sniffing out those zany but dubious stories that "really happened" to a friend of your sister's boyfriend's accountant's mechanic.More

  4. Book ImageBe Afraid, Be Very Afraid: The Book of Scary Urban Legends

    Jan Harold Brunvand

    An anthology of the most chilling urban legends of all time collected by the maestro himself.More

  5. Book ImageBeowulf: A Verse Translation: A Norton Critical Edition

    Seamus Heaney, Daniel Donoghue

    Second Edition

    “Accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right.”  —New York Times Book Review“Excellent ancillary materials in this critical edition make a potentially alienating text and culture accessible and engaging.” —Tim Melnarik, California State University, San BernardinoMore

  6. Book ImageBeowulf: A Prose Translation

    E. Talbot Donaldson, Nicholas Howe

    Second Edition

    The text of this edition of Beowulf is based on the highly regarded Donaldson prose translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem.More

  7. Book ImageBeowulf: A Verse Translation

    Seamus Heaney, Daniel Donoghue

    Winner of the Whitbread Prize, Seamus Heaney’s translation "accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right" (New York Times Book Review).More

  8. Book ImageBlue Beyond Blue: Extraordinary Tales for Ordinary Dilemmas

    Lauren Slater

    An exploration of contemporary family dynamics, moral conundrums, and romantic love through one of our oldest literary forms the fairy tale. "Inspired and barbed, Slater's fairy tales are irresistible." --Donna Seaman, BooklistMore

  9. Book ImageThe Choking Doberman: And Other Urban Legends

    Jan Harold Brunvand

    "A wonderfully entertaining book of American folklore and humor."—Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  10. Book ImageThe Classic Fairy Tales

    Maria Tatar

    Second Edition

    “I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.”
    —Lita Barrie, California State University, Los AngelesMore

  11. Book ImageCurses! Broiled Again!

    Jan Harold Brunvand

    From the master folklorist and sly wit, Jan Brunvand, comes a collection of all-new urban legends.More

  12. Book ImageThe Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation

    Simon Armitage

    “A new standard in the enterprise of bringing the past back into poetry.”—Tom Shippey, Wall Street JournalMore

  13. Book ImageEncyclopedia of Urban Legends

    Jan Harold Brunvand

    The definitive word on the subject from the dean of urban legend studies.More

  14. Book ImageThe Epic of Gilgamesh

    Benjamin R. Foster

    The Epic of Gilgamesh is the world’s oldest epic masterpiece.More

  15. Book ImageThe Epic of Gilgamesh: A Norton Critical Edition

    Benjamin R. Foster

    Second Edition

    “This scrupulous new translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh manages to convey much of the archaic power and even something of the occasional humor of the ancient Mesopotamian poem. What is especially valuable is that the translators, by collating passages from the different ancient versions of this epic that have survived only in fragments, have made available many vivid narrative episodes that will be new to most English readers of the poem.” —Robert Alter, University of California, BerkeleyMore

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