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The Blue Fairy Book

Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books or Andrew Lang’s “Coloured” Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had collected them originally (with the notable exception of Madame d’Aulnoy), made them an immensely influential collection, especially […]


Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Folk Tales & Mythology, Short Stories

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

The Happy Prince and Other Tales (sometimes called The Happy Prince and Other Stories) is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888. It contains five stories, “The Happy Prince”, “The Nightingale and the Rose”, “The Selfish Giant”, “The Devoted Friend”, and “The Remarkable Rocket”. It is most famous […]


Genre: Fiction, Folk Tales & Mythology

The Iliad of Homer
by Homer

Translated into English Blank Verse by William Cowper. The Iliad is, together with the Odyssey, one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the late 9th or to the 8th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the […]


Genre: Fiction, Folk Tales & Mythology, Poetry

The Crock of Gold

A truly unique novel, The Crock of Gold is a mixture of philosophy, Irish folklore and the neverending battle of the sexes, written with charm, humour and good grace. It achieved enduring popularity, and was frequently reprinted throughout the author’s lifetime. Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Folk Tales & Mythology


Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Folk Tales & Mythology

Bulfinch’s Mythology

This is an 1881 compilation of Thomas Bulfinch’s previous writings: The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes (1855); The Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur (1858); and Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages (1863). “Our work is not for the learned, nor for the theologian, nor for […]


Genre: Fiction, Folk Tales & Mythology

The Arabian Nights

One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries across the Middle East and South Asia. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient Arabia and Yemen, ancient Indian literature and Persian literature, ancient Egyptian literature and Mesopotamian mythology, […]


Genre: Fiction, Folk Tales & Mythology