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THE MABINOGION

By: Anonymous

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Dutton Adult: 1975

Seller ID: RWARE0000035559

ISBN: 0460010972

Condition: Very Good


An assembly of Welsh stories from two ancient books, the 'Red Book of Herge st' and the earlier 'The White Book of Rhydderch' approx 500 BC. View more info

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LAXDAELA SAGA

By: Anonymous

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1969

Seller ID: RWARE0000046169

ISBN: 0140442189

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Written around 1245 by an unknown author, the Laxdaela Saga is an extraordinary tale of conflicting kinships and passionate love, and one of the most compelling works of Icelandic literature. Covering 150 years in the lives of the inhabitants of the community of Laxriverdale, the saga focuses primarily upon the story of Gudrun Osvif's-daughter: a proud, beautiful, vain and desirable figure, who is forced into an unhappy marriage and destroys the only ... View more info

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EYRBYGGJA SAGA

By: Anonymous

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000046168

ISBN: 0140445307

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. An Icelandic saga which mixes realism with wild gothic imagination and hist ory with eerie tales of hauntings. It dramatizes a 13th century view of the past, from the pagan anarchy of the Viking age to the settlement of Icelan d, the coming of Christianity and the beginnings of organized society. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Pengui... View more info

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HRAFNKEL'S SAGA AND OTHER ICELANDIC STORIES

By: Anonymous

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1971

Seller ID: RWARE0000046167

ISBN: 0140442383

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Written around the thirteenth century AD by Icelandic monks, the seven tale s collected here offer a combination of pagan elements tightly woven into t he pattern of Christian ethics. They take as their subjects figures who are heroic, but do not fit into the mould of traditional heroes. Some stories concern characters in Iceland - among them Hrafknel's Saga, in which a poor man's son is murdered by his powerful neighbour, and Thorstein the Staff-S tr... View more info

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FOLK CULTURE IN A WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY

By: Bausinger, Hermann

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000045599

ISBN: 0253311276

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

FOLK TALES OF BRITAIN : NARRATIVES (THREE VOLUMES)

By: Briggs, Katharine

Price: ¥15,000.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000037102

Condition: Fine/in Fine Slipcase


Three volumes in suitcase in perfect condition. No sign of wear. Books are decorated in green cloth with black and gold designs. A beautiful collection of hundreds of stories and legends of Britain. View more info

THE FLIGHT OF THE WILD GANDER: EXPLORATIONS IN THE MYTHOLOGICAL DIMENSION

By: Campbell, Joseph

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Perennial: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000044912

ISBN: 0060969814

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Focuses on the nature of myths and the significance of symbolic images to the human psyche, and discusses how the function of myths in everyday life has changed. View more info

THIEF OF LOVE: BENGALI TALES FROM COURT AND VILLAGE

By: Dimock, Edward C.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 1975

Seller ID: RWARE0000044914

ISBN: 0226152367

Condition: Very Good


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THE BEDTRICK: TALES OF SEX AND MASQUERADE

By: Doniger, Wendy

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000027981

ISBN: 0226156427

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


"Somehow I woke up one day and found myself in bed with a stranger." Meant literally or figuratively, this statement describes one of the best-known p lots in world mythology and popular storytelling. In a tour that runs from Shakespeare to Hollywood and from Abraham Lincoln to Casanova, the erudite and irrepressible Wendy Doniger shows us the variety, danger, and allure of the "bedtrick," or what it means to wake up with a stranger. The Bedtrick brings together hundreds of stories from all over the world, f rom the earliest recorded Hindu and Hebrew texts to the latest item i... View more info

FOLKTALES OF CHINA

By: Eberhard, Wolfram

Price: ¥2,800.00

Publisher: Chicago] University of Chica: 1965

Seller ID: RWARE0000045131

Condition: Good


This edition, 1968 Second Impression. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

TALISMANS AND TROJAN HORSES: GUARDIAN STATUES IN ANCIENT GREEK MYTH AND RIT UAL

By: Faraone, Christopher A.

Price: ¥4,000.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000045011

ISBN: 0195064046

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. References abound in Greek legends and historical accounts to special statues or images upon whose presence the continued safety or livelihood of a city or house depended. These images include statues of predatory beasts or destructive insects, plague gods, dangerous goddesses, and the like. Faraone describes the variety and range of these images and uses them to provide new interpretations of early Greek myths about Pandora, the Trojan Horse, and the... View more info

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS

By: Gordon, Stuart

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Headline Book Publishing, Li: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000045091

ISBN: 0747239363

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This encyclopedia offers an A-Z of the mythic beliefs, tales and symbols found globally since the earliest times, and compares them across the cultures and through the ages. Fully cross-referenced and including a concordance of themes. View more info

THE GREEK MYTHS: VOLUME 2 (PELICAN)

By: Graves, Robert

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1955

Seller ID: RWARE0000035307

ISBN: 0140205098

Condition: Good


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TUNKASHILA: FROM THE BIRTH OF TURTLE ISLAND TO THE BLOOD OF WOUNDED KNEE

By: Hausman, Gerald

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: St Martins Pr: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000043356

ISBN: 0312099282

Condition: Very Good


The saga of native America, from creation through the Battle of Wounded Kne e, is recreated in epic form incorporating dozens of stories and myths, com plemented by illustrations by native American artists. View more info

STONE OF TRUTH AND OTHER IRISH FOLK TALES

By: Hyde, Douglas

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Irish Academic Press Ltd: 1979

Seller ID: RWARE0000024098

ISBN: 0716523442

Condition: Near Fine


A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book. View more info

OJIBWAY HERITAGE

By: Johnston, Basil H.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd: 1979

Seller ID: RWARE0000043312

ISBN: 0771044410

Condition: Good


"This compilation of the basic beliefs, ideals, values, and ceremonies is a beautiful and sacred document."-Library Journal. View more info

MYTH

By: Kerr, Moira C.

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Copp Clark Pub. Co: 1966

Seller ID: RWARE0000040170

ISBN: 0773023054

Condition: Good


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MYTHS OF THE WORLD: MYTHS OF CHINA & JAPAN

By: Mackenzie, Donald A.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Gramercy: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000045070

ISBN: 0517101637

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A comprehensive chronicle of Asian mythology features fascinating tales, arranged thematically and including "Chinese Dragon Lore," "The Kingdom under the Sea," "Bird and Serpent Myths," and "Mythical and Legendary Kings." View more info

CASSELL DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY

By: March, Jennifer R.

Price: ¥2,500.00

Publisher: Cassell: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000039622

ISBN: 0304346268

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This is an A-Z guide to the mythology of the classical world, covering all the principal myths, gods and goddesses, together with the personalities, places, animals, monsters, heavenly bodies and events of classical mythology. Background historical and archaeological information is provided. The outline accounts are supplemented by extensive quotations from the original sources, to help bring the narrative to life and show how literary traditions shap... View more info

OTHER PEOPLE'S MYTHS: THE CAVE OF ECHOES

By: O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000044535

ISBN: 0226618579

Condition: Good


Other People's Myths celebrates the universal art of storytelling, and the rich diversity of stories that people live by. Drawing on Biblical parables , Greek myths, Hindu epics, and the modern mythologies of Woody Allen and s oap operas, Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty encourages us to feel anew the force o f myth and tradition in our lives, and in the lives of other cultures. She shows how the stories of mythology-whether of Greek gods, Chinese sages, or Polish rabbis-enable all cultures to define themselves. She raises critica l questions about the way we interpret mythical stories, especially the... View more info