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The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories

Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Translated by Erik Christian Haugaard
Foreword by Virginia Haviland


Format: Trade Paperback, 1120 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 9, 1983
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-18951-4 (0-385-18951-6)

Translated by Erik Hougaard, this is the only version available in trade paperback that presents the fairy tales exactly as Andersen collected them in the original Danish edition in 1874. His notes accompany the text. Presented are 156 tales accompanied by the author's notes on the background of his stories. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales
Edited by Kate Bernheimer


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 16, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48681-1 (0-385-48681-2)

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall brings together twenty-eight of our foremost contemporary women writers to discuss, in poetic narratives, evocative personal histories, and philosophical inquiries, how the tales included here affected their thinking about emotion, self, gender and culture. In these pages, you will find narratives on self-image, spiritual biographical journeys... Read more >
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The Uses of Enchantment
The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales
Written by Bruno Bettelheim


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-73963-6 (0-307-73963-5)

Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development.

Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, from the tales of Sindbad to “The... Read more >
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Cuentos Folkloricos Latinoamericanos
Fábulas de las tradiciones hispanas e indígenas
Edited by John Bierhorst


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71397-2 (0-375-71397-2)

The wisdom and artistry of Latin America’s storytellers preserve one of the world’s richest folktale traditions—combining the lore of medieval Europe, the ancient Near East, and pre-Columbian America. Among the essential characters are the quiet man’s wife who knew the Devil’s secrets, the tree daughters who robbed their father’s grave, and... Read more >

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Latin American Folktales
Stories from Hispanic and Indian Traditions
Written by John Bierhorst


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71439-9 (0-375-71439-1)

The wisdom and artistry of Latin America’s storytellers preserve one of the world’s richest folktale traditions—combining the lore of medieval Europe, the ancient Near East, and pre-Columbian America. Among the essential characters are the quiet man’s wife who knew the Devil’s secrets, the tree daughters who robbed their father’s grave, and... Read more >
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Literature and the Gods

Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72543-2 (0-375-72543-1)

Brilliant, inspired, and gloriously erudite, Literature and the Gods is the culmination of Roberto Calasso’s lifelong study of the gods in the human imagination. By uncovering the divine whisper that lies behind the best poetry and prose from across the centuries, Calasso gives us a renewed sense of the mystery and... Read more >
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Pinocchio

Written by Carlo Collodi
Illustrated by Alice Carsey


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59706-9 (0-307-59706-7)

The original, unabridged Pinocchio in a beautifully illustrated hardcover edition.

Carlo Collodi’s 1883 story is an astonishing work of fantasy, even richer and more wildly imaginative than the famous film that Disney made of it. The Everyman’s edition—the only one in hardcover—brings back the color-illustrated translation of 1916 that captures the vivid... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Imagining Atlantis

Written by Richard Ellis


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 1999
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70582-3 (0-375-70582-1)

Ever since Plato created the legend of the lost island of Atlantis, it has maintained a uniquely strong grip on the human imagination. For two and a half millennia, the story of the city and its catastrophic downfall has inspired people--from Francis Bacon to Jules Verne to Jacques Cousteau--to speculate on... Read more >
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The Mabinogion

Translated by Everyman's Library


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41175-5 (0-375-41175-5)

Preface by John Updike

Introduction by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones

Translated & edited by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones



The 11 stories of The Mabinogion, first assembled on paper in the fourteenth century, reach far back into the earlier oral traditions of Welsh poetry.

Closely linked to the Arthurian legends—King Arthur himself... Read more >

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Stolen Hearts: The Love of Eros and Psyche
A Graphic Novel
Written by Ryan Foley
Illustrated by Sankha Banerjee


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-48-4 (93-80028-48-2)

In the time of myths and legends...

...Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, has grown jealous of a young girl named Psyche. She is envious of the praise heaped upon the mortal girl for her splendor. The goddess decides to dispatch her mischievous son Eros, the god of love, to perform a... Read more >

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Grimms' Tales for Young and Old
The Complete Stories
Written by Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Jacob W. Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Translated by Ralph Manheim


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 9, 1983
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-18950-7 (0-385-18950-8)

Translated by Ralph Manheim from the Winkler-Verlag edition of the 210 tales of the Brothers Grimm, first published in 1819. Ralph Manheim, the highly acclaimed and prize-winning translator, has rediscovered in the original German editions of the Grimms' works the unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral form in which they were... Read more >
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The Book of the Unknown
Tales of the Thirty-six
Written by Jonathon Keats


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7897-1 (0-8129-7897-8)

WINNER OF THE SOPHIE BRODY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JEWISH LITERATURE (AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION)


Mystical stories of the thirty-six anonymous saints whose decency sustains the world–reimagined from Jewish folklore.

A liar, a cheat, a degenerate, and a whore. These are the last people one might expect to be virtuous. But a legendary... Read more >
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Arabian Nights and Days
A Novel
Written by Naguib Mahfouz


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-46901-2 (0-385-46901-2)

This imaginative novel by the recipient of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature is a spirited retelling of the Arabic masterpiece Arabian Nights. Mahfouz refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, Aladdin and Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many other familiar... Read more >

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The Arabian Nights

Edited by Wen-chin Ouyang


Format: Hardcover, 920 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71241-8 (0-375-71241-0)

The most famous of all story collections, The Arabian Nights, also known as The Book of the Thousand and One Nights, is beloved around the world. Composed of Persian, Arabic, Greek, Indian, and other sources that accumulated over hundreds of years, these fabulous stories-within-stories have long fired readers’ imaginations with an... Read more >

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Grimus
A Novel
Written by Salman Rushdie


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 30, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6999-3 (0-8129-6999-5)

The first novel by one of our greatest novelists, restored to print by the Modern Library

After drinking an elixir that bestows immortality upon him, a young Indian named Flapping Eagle spends the next seven hundred years sailing the seas with the blessing, and ultimately the burden, of living forever. Eventually, he... Read more >
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Jewish Folktales

Written by Pinhas Sadeh


Format: Trade Paperback, 468 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 20, 1989
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-19574-4 (0-385-19574-5)

Translated by Hillel Halkin, this is a remarkably diverse and immensely entertaining gathering of Jewish legends and the first worldwide anthology of Jewish folktales. It draws from both traditional Eastern European literary sources and the vast body of oral material from the Middle East and North Africa. Read more >

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Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece

Written by Gustav Schwab


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71446-7 (0-375-71446-4)

From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy.

Here are Icarus flying too close to the sun, mighty Hercules, Achilles and that darn heel... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dracula

Written by Bram Stoker
Introduction by Joan Acocella


Format: Hardcover, 440 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59385-6 (0-307-59385-1)

Since its publication in 1897, Dracula has enthralled generation after generation of readers with the same spellbinding power with which Count Dracula enthralls his victims. Though Bram Stoker did not invent vampires, and in fact based his character’s life-in-death on extensive research in European folklore, his novel elevated the nocturnal creature... Read more >

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Feminine in Fairy Tales

Written by Marie-Louise Von Franz


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-57062-609-8 (1-57062-609-X)

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The Interpretation of Fairy Tales

Written by Marie-Louise Von Franz


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 9, 1996
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-87773-526-7 (0-87773-526-3)

Of the various types of mythological literature, fairy tales are the simplest and purest expression of the collective unconscious and thus offers the clearest understanding of the basic patters of the human psyche. Perhaps the foremost authority on the psychological interpretation of fairy tales is Marie-Louise von Franz. In this book... Read more >

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Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales

Written by Marie-Louise Von Franz


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 7, 1995
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-87773-974-6 (0-87773-974-9)

Fairy tales seem to be innocent stories, yet they contain profound lessons for those who would dive deep into their waters of meaning. In this book. Marie-Louise von Franz uncovers some of the important lessons concealed in tales from around the world, drawing on the wealth of her knowledge of folklore... Read more >

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Six Myths of Our Time
Little Angels, Little Monsters, Beautiful Beasts, and More
Written by Marina Warner


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 31, 1995
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75924-9 (0-679-75924-7)

In these six essays, adapted from the BBC's Reith Lectures, Warner explores the ancient underpinnings of many current cultural debates. Linking Frankenstein to video games and Shakespeare's Caliban to Hannibal Lecter; examining Jurassic Park as a work of covert misogynist propaganda; and tracing the influence of Aeschylus and the brothers Grimm... Read more >

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Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

Preface by Paul Muldoon
Edited by William Butler Yeats


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 11, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6855-2 (0-8129-6855-7)

Gathered by the renowned Irish poet, playwright, and essayist William Butler Yeats, the sixty-five tales and poems in this delightful collection uniquely capture the rich heritage of the Celtic imagination. Filled with legends of village ghosts, fairies, demons, witches, priests, and saints, these stories evoke both tender pathos and lighthearted mirth... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm All-New Third Edition

Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
Translated by Jack Zipes


Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 2003
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38216-7 (0-553-38216-0)

The stories penned by the Brothers Grimm possess the power to enchant, delight, and surprise. In this new, expanded third edition of The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, renowned scholar and folklorist Jack Zipes has translated all 250 tales that were originally collected and published by Jacob and Wilhelm... Read more >
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