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Fairies : The Myths, Legends, And Lore
by Alexander, Skye
Publish: Mar 2014
ISBN-13: 9781440573057

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$23.32

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An enchanting treasury of fairy lore! Around the corner, behind the bushes, and just out of sight...fairies have spent hundreds of years weaving their
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An enchanting treasury of fairy lore! Around the corner, behind the bushes, and just out of sight...fairies have spent hundreds of years weaving their way in and out of our homes and gardens to spread their magic. Featuring folklore, mythology, and poetry from around the world, this lovely collection reveals these ethereal spirits' extraordinary powers and the history behind their existence. From the case of the Cottingley fairies in the early twentieth century, whose photographs fooled thousands (including Arthur Conan Doyle), to the mischievous fairies found in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the fascinating stories surrounding these magical sprites are sure to captivate anyone who has ever dreamed of catching one hiding deep within her flowerbed. Whether you're interested in exploring the history and culture or just want to learn more about fairies' powers and trickery, you'll love plunging into the enchanting tales that bring these whimsical creatures to life. Complete with hundreds of lovely illustrations, Fairies reveals the magnificent beauty of these mesmerizing sprites as well as their knack for causing mischief.
Lucky Hans And Other Merz Fairy Tales
by Schwitters, Kurt | Zipes, Jack | Peacock, Irvine | Zipes, Jack
Edition: New in Paper, Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes, Illustrated by Irvine Peacock
Publish: Apr 2014
ISBN-13: 9780691160993
ISBN-10:0691160996
Status:Published

Price: S$25.09

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Kurt Schwitters revolutionized the art world in the 1920s with his Dadaist Merz collages, theater performances, and poetry. But at the same time h
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Kurt Schwitters revolutionized the art world in the 1920s with his Dadaist Merz collages, theater performances, and poetry. But at the same time he was also writing extraordinary fairy tales that were turning the genre upside down and inside out. Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales is the first collection of these subversive, little-known stories in any language and the first time all but a few of them have appeared in English. Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes, one of the world's leading authorities on fairy tales, this book gathers thirty-two stories written between 1925 and Schwitters's death in 1948--including a complete English-language recreation of The Scarecrow, a children's book illustrated with avant-garde typography that Schwitters created with Kate Steinitz and De Stijl founder Theo van Doesburg. Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales also includes brilliant new illustrations that evoke the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.

Schwitters wrote these darkly humorous, satirical, and surreal tales at a time when traditional German fairy tales were being co-opted by the Nazis. Filled with sharp critiques of German life during the Weimar and early Nazi eras, Schwitters's tales are rich with absurdist events and insist that not everyone--and perhaps not anyone--lives happily ever after. In "Lucky Hans," the starving protagonist tries to catch a rabbit only to have it shed its fur like a coat and run off naked into the forest. In other tales, a sarcastic gypsy stands in for a fairy godmother and an army recruit is arrested for growing to monstrous size.

Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales is a delightfully strange and surprising book.

The Water –babies
by Kingsley,Charles | Alderson,Brian | Douglas-Fairhurst,Robert
Publish: Jul 2014
ISBN-13: 9780199685455
ISBN-10:0199685452
Status:Published

Price: S$16.22

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Told Again:old Tales Told Again
by De La Mare, Walter | Watson, A.H. | Pullman, Philip
Publish: Oct 2014
ISBN-13: 9780691159218
ISBN-10:0691159211
Status:Published

Price: S$36.93

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Originally published in 1927, Told Again is an enchanting collection of elegant fairy tales, showcasing the formidable talents of a writer
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Originally published in 1927, Told Again is an enchanting collection of elegant fairy tales, showcasing the formidable talents of a writer who used magical realism before the term had even been invented. Walter de la Mare (1873–1956) was one of the most celebrated writers of children's literature during the first half of the twentieth century—so much so that W. H. Auden edited a selection of his poems and British children could recite de la Mare’s verses by heart. His abundant literary gifts can be savored once more in this new edition. With marvelous black and white illustrations by A. H. Watson, this volume includes a splendid introduction by Philip Pullman, the contemporary master of fantasy literature.

The significance of the nineteen adapted classics in Told Again lies in de la Mare’s poetic insights and graceful prose, which—as Pullman indicates in his introduction—soften and sweeten the originals, making these tales appropriate for younger readers. In "The Four Brothers," the siblings allow the princess to choose her own husband rather than argue over her; and in "Rapunzel," de la Mare discreetly leaves out details of the prince’s tortured, blind search for his love. Familiar stories, such as "Little Red Riding-Hood," "Rumplestiltskin," and "The Sleeping Beauty" are also made new through de la Mare’s expansive, descriptive, and lyrical prose. Pullman covers important details about de la Mare’s life and captures the stylistic intention behind the rewriting of these wonderful favorites.

Reviving the work of a writer who exemplified a romantic vision and imagination, Told Again is a remarkable retelling of fairy tales touched by mystery and magic.

The Fourth Pig
by Mitchison, Naomi | Warner, Marina
Publish: Oct 2014
ISBN-13: 9780691158952
ISBN-10:0691158959
Status:Published

Price: S$33.97

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The Fourth Pig, originally published in 1936, is a wide-ranging and fascinating collection of fairy tales, poems, and ballads. Droll and sa
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The Fourth Pig, originally published in 1936, is a wide-ranging and fascinating collection of fairy tales, poems, and ballads. Droll and sad, spirited and apprehensive, The Fourth Pig reflects the hopes and forebodings of its era but also resonates with those of today. It is a testament to the talents of Naomi Mitchison (1897–1999), who was an irrepressible phenomenon—a significant Scottish political activist as well as a prolific author. Mitchison's work, exemplified by the tales in this superb new edition, is stamped with her characteristic sharp wit, magical invention, and vivid political and social consciousness.

Mitchison rewrites well-known stories such as "Hansel and Gretel" and "The Little Mermaid," and she picks up the tune of a ballad with admiring fidelity to form, as in "Mairi MacLean and the Fairy Man." Her experimental approach is encapsulated in the title story, which is a dark departure from "The Three Little Pigs." And in the play Kate Crackernuts, the author dramatizes in charms and songs a struggle against the subterranean powers of fairies who abduct humans for their pleasure. Marina Warner, the celebrated scholar of fairy tales and fiction author, provides an insightful introduction that reveals why Mitchison’s writing remains significant.

The Fourth Pig is a literary rediscovery, a pleasure that will reawaken interest in a remarkable writer and personality.

The Original Folk And Fairy Tales Of The Brothers Grimm:the Complete First Edition
by Grimm, Jacob | Grimm, Wilhelm | Zipes, Jack | Dezsö, Andrea
Publish: Oct 2014
ISBN-13: 9780691160597
ISBN-10:0691160597
Status:Published

Price: S$51.80

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When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea
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When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as "Rapunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Cinderella" would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since in the next four decades the Grimms would publish six other editions, each extensively revised in content and style. For the very first time, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm makes available in English all 156 stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions. These narrative gems, newly translated and brought together in one beautiful book, are accompanied by sumptuous new illustrations from award-winning artist Andrea Dezsö.

From "The Frog King" to "The Golden Key," wondrous worlds unfold—heroes and heroines are rewarded, weaker animals triumph over the strong, and simple bumpkins prove themselves not so simple after all. Esteemed fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes offers accessible translations that retain the spare description and engaging storytelling style of the originals. Indeed, this is what makes the tales from the 1812 and 1815 editions unique—they reflect diverse voices, rooted in oral traditions, that are absent from the Grimms' later, more embellished collections of tales. Zipes's introduction gives important historical context, and the book includes the Grimms' prefaces and notes.

A delight to read, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm presents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of readers.

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland:150th Anniversary Edition
by Carroll, Lewis | Dalí, Salvador | Burstein, Mark | Banchoff, Thomas
Publish: Sep 2015
ISBN-13: 9780691170022
ISBN-10:0691170029
Status:Published

Price: S$36.93

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Commemorating the 150th anniversary of one of the most beloved classics of children's literature, this illustrated edition presents Alice like you
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Commemorating the 150th anniversary of one of the most beloved classics of children's literature, this illustrated edition presents Alice like you’ve never seen her before.

In 1865, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, an Oxford mathematician and Anglican deacon, published a story about a little girl who tumbles down a rabbit hole. Thus was the world first introduced to Alice and her pseudonymous creator, Lewis Carroll. This beautiful new edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland features rarely seen illustrations by Salvador Dalí that illuminate the surreal yet curiously logical and mathematical realm into which Alice famously falls.

In an informative and wide-ranging introduction, Carroll expert Mark Burstein discusses Dalí’s connections with Carroll, his treatment of the symbolic figure of Alice, and the mathematical nature of Wonderland. In addition, mathematician Thomas Banchoff reflects on the friendship he shared with Dalí and explores the mathematical undercurrents in Dalí’s work.

Selected Fables
by La Fontaine,Jean de | Betts,Christopher
Publish: Mar 2014
ISBN-13: 9780199650729
ISBN-10:0199650721
Status:Published

Price: S$30.43

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Sky Loom:native American Myth, Story, And Song
by Brian Swann
Publish: Sep 2014
ISBN-13: 9780803246157

Status:Print on demand

Price: S$61.90

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Victorian Fairy Tales
by Newton,Michael
Publish: Mar 2015
ISBN-13: 9780199601950
ISBN-10:019960195X
Status:Published

Price: S$31.65

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Japanese Tales From Times Past : Stories Of Fantasy And Folklore From The Konjaku Monogatari Shu
by Koriyama, Naoshi | Allen, Bruce
Publish: Aug 2015
ISBN-13: 9784805313411
ISBN-10:4805313412
Status:Published

Price: S$23.61

The Original Folk And Fairy Tales Of The Brothers Grimm:the Complete First Edition
by Grimm, Jacob | Grimm, Wilhelm | Zipes, Jack | Dezsö, Andrea
Publish: Oct 2016
ISBN-13: 9780691173221
ISBN-10:0691173222
Status:Published

Price: S$29.53

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When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea
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When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as "Rapunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Cinderella" would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since in the next four decades the Grimms would publish six other editions, each extensively revised in content and style. For the very first time, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm makes available in English all 156 stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions. These narrative gems, newly translated and brought together in one beautiful book, are accompanied by sumptuous new illustrations from award-winning artist Andrea Dezsö.

From "The Frog King" to "The Golden Key," wondrous worlds unfold—heroes and heroines are rewarded, weaker animals triumph over the strong, and simple bumpkins prove themselves not so simple after all. Esteemed fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes offers accessible translations that retain the spare description and engaging storytelling style of the originals. Indeed, this is what makes the tales from the 1812 and 1815 editions unique—they reflect diverse voices, rooted in oral traditions, that are absent from the Grimms' later, more embellished collections of tales. Zipes's introduction gives important historical context, and the book includes the Grimms' prefaces and notes.

A delight to read, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm presents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of readers.

Fairy Tales For The Disillusioned:enchanted Stories From The French Decadent Tradition
by Schultz, Gretchen | Seifert, Lewis
Publish: Oct 2016
ISBN-13: 9780691161655
ISBN-10:0691161658
Status:Published

Price: S$33.97

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The wolf is tricked by Red Riding Hood into strangling her grandmother and is subsequently arrested. Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella do not live ha
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The wolf is tricked by Red Riding Hood into strangling her grandmother and is subsequently arrested. Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella do not live happily ever after. And the fairies are saucy, angry, and capricious. Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned collects thirty-six tales, many newly translated, by writers associated with the decadent literary movement, which flourished in France in the late nineteenth century. Written by such creative luminaries as Charles Baudelaire, Anatole France, and Guillaume Apollinaire, these enchanting yet troubling stories reflect the concerns and fascinations of a time of great political, social, and cultural change. Recasting well-known favorites from classic French fairy tales, as well as Arthurian legends and English and German tales, the updated interpretations in this collection allow for more perverse settings and disillusioned perspectives—a trademark style and ethos of the decadent tradition.

In these stories, characters puncture the optimism of the naive, talismans don't work, and the most deserving don’t always get the best rewards. The fairies are commonly victims of modern cynicism and technological advancement, but just as often are dangerous creatures corrupted by contemporary society. The collection underlines such decadent themes as the decline of civilization, the degeneration of magic and the unreal, gender confusion, and the incursion of the industrial. The volume editors provide an informative introduction, biographical notes for each author, and explanatory notes throughout.

Subverting the conventions of the traditional fairy tale, these old tales made new will entertain and startle even the most disenchanted readers.

The Complete Folktales Of A. N. Afanas’ev:volume I
by Jack V. Haney
Publish: Nov 2014
ISBN-13: 9781628460933

Status:Published

Price: S$173.90

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The Complete Folktales Of A. N. Afanas'ev, Volume Ii
by Jack V. Haney
Publish: Oct 2015
ISBN-13: 9781496802743

Status:Published

Price: S$173.90

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Why I'm An Only Child And Other Slightly Naughty Plains Folktales
by Roger L. Welsch | Dick Cavett
Publish: Dec 2015
ISBN-13: 9780803284289

Status:Print on demand

Price: S$33.90

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Victorian Fairy Tales
by Newton, Michael
Publish: Aug 2016
ISBN-13: 9780198737599
ISBN-10:0198737599
Status:Published

Price: S$17.34

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Norse Mythology
by Gaiman, Neil
Publish: Feb 2017
ISBN-13: 9780393609097
ISBN-10:039360909X
Status:Published

Price: S$38.41

American Gods
by Gaiman, Neil
Edition: 10th anniversary ed.
Publish: Jan 2016
ISBN-13: 9780062472106
ISBN-10:0062472100
Status:Published

Price: S$14.79

Beowulf
by Mitchell, Stephen
Publish: Nov 2017
ISBN-13: 9780300228885
ISBN-10:0300228880
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$38.48

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A widely celebrated translator’s vivid, accessible, and elegantly concise rendering of an ancient English masterpiece


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A widely celebrated translator’s vivid, accessible, and elegantly concise rendering of an ancient English masterpiece

Beowulf tells the story of a Scandinavian hero who defeats three evil creatures—a huge, cannibalistic ogre named Grendel, Grendel’s monstrous mother, and a dragon—and then dies, mortally wounded during his last encounter. If the definition of a superhero is “someone who uses his special powers to fight evil,” then Beowulf is our first English superhero story, and arguably our best. It is also a deeply pious poem, so bold in its reverence for a virtuous pagan past that it teeters on the edge of heresy. From beginning to end, we feel we are in the hands of a master storyteller.
 
Stephen Mitchell’s marvelously clear and vivid rendering re-creates the robust masculine music of the original. It both hews closely to the meaning of the Old English and captures its wild energy and vitality, not just as a deep “work of literature” but also as a rousing entertainment that can still stir our feelings and rivet our attention today, after more than a thousand years. This new translation—spare, sinuous, vigorous in its narration, and translucent in its poetry—makes a masterpiece accessible to everyone.
 
A Study In Sable
by Lackey, Mercedes
Edition: Reprint
Publish: Jun 2017
ISBN-13: 9780756411619

Status:Published

Price: S$11.83

The Wonderful O
by Thurber, James | Simont, Marc (Ilt) | Riggs, Ransom (Int)
Edition: Deluxe
Publish: Jun 2017
ISBN-13: 9780143130420

Status:Published

Price: S$25.16

After Alice
by ,
Edition: LRG
Publish: Oct 2015
ISBN-13: 9780062416773

Price: S$39.95

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Once A Peacock, Once An Actress:twenty–four Lives Of The Bodhisattva From Haribhatta's "jatakamala"
by Haribhatta | Peter Khoroche
Publish: Aug 2017
ISBN-13: 9780226485829
ISBN-10:022648582X
Status:Published

Price: S$111.00

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Once A Peacock, Once An Actress:twenty–four Lives Of The Bodhisattva From Haribhatta's "jatakamala"
by Haribhatta | Peter Khoroche
Publish: Aug 2017
ISBN-13: 9780226485966
ISBN-10:022648596X
Status:Published

Price: S$37.00

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