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The Canterbury Tales Book by

The Canterbury Tales Book
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Release Date : 2006-05-30
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN Code: 0553902520

Summary: Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Tales gathers twenty-nine of literature’s most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble Plowman. This new edition includes a comprehensive introduction that summarizes some of the most important historical events and movements that defined the world of Chaucer and his pilgrims; two additional tales (Reeve’s and Shipman’s); introductions for each tale designed to prepare the reader for a better understanding and enjoyment of the tale; newly written and conveniently placed explanatory notes; and a new, more easily understood system for learning to pronounce Chaucerian Middle English.

Telling Tales Book by David Blamires

Telling Tales Book
  • Author : David Blamires
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN Code: 1906924090

Summary: Germany has had a profound influence on English stories for children. The Brothers Grimm, The Swiss Family Robinson and Johanna Spyri's Heidi quickly became classics but, as David Blamires clearly articulates in this volume, many other works have been fundamental in the development of English chilren's stories during the 19th Centuary and beyond. Telling Tales is the first comprehensive study of the impact of Germany on English children's books, covering the period from 1780 to the First World War. Beginning with The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, moving through the classics and including many other collections of fairytales and legends (Musaus, Wilhelm Hauff, Bechstein, Brentano) Telling Tales covers a wealth of translated and adapted material in a large variety of forms, and pays detailed attention to the problems of translation and adaptation of texts for children. In addition, Telling Tales considers educational works (Campe and Salzmann), moral and religious tales (Carove, Schmid and Barth), historical tales, adventure stories and picture books (including Wilhelm Busch's Max and Moritz) together with an analysis of what British children learnt through textbooks about Germany as a country and its variegated history, particularly in times of war.

Tales from Shakespeare (Book 1) Book by Madhubun

Tales from Shakespeare (Book 1) Book
  • Author : Madhubun
  • Publisher : Vikas Publishing House
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 8125951482

Summary: Tales from Shakespeare has reduced the archaic English and complicated storyline of Shakespeare to a simple level that children can read and comprehend. The following plays have been selected and adapted into tales for the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare: The Tempest

Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] Book by Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.,Donald Haase Ph.D.,Helen J. Callow

Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] Book
  • Author : Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.,Donald Haase Ph.D.,Helen J. Callow
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2016-02-12
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 1590
  • ISBN Code: 1610692543

Summary: Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts

The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories Book by Hans Christian Andersen

The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories Book
  • Author : Hans Christian Andersen
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-01-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 1120
  • ISBN Code: 0307777898

Summary: This definitive collection of work from Hans Christian Andersen—one of the immortals of world literature—not only includes his own notes to his stories but is the only version available in trade paperback that presents Andersen's fairy tales exactly as he collected them in the original Danish edition of 1874. Recognizing the literary merit of Andersen's own simple colloquial language, which Victorian translators and their imitators very often altered to sentimentalize or vulgarize, translator Erik Haugaard has remained faithful to the original text. The fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen wrote, such as "The Snow Queen," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Red Shoes," and "The Nightingale," are remarkable for their sense of fantasy, power of description, and acute sensitivity, and they are like no others written before or since. Unlike the Brothers Grimm, who collected and retold folklore, Andersen adopted the most ancient literary forms of the fairy tale and the folktale and distilled them into a genre that was uniquely his own.

The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales Book by Brothers Grimm

The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales Book
  • Author : Brothers Grimm
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2011-06-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN Code: 030779718X

Summary: The stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have become part of the way children—and adults—learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of the more than two hundred enchanting characters included in this volume. The tales are presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Illustrated by Josef Schari / Commentary by Joseph Campbell Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Tales of the Greek Heroes Book by Roger Lancelyn Green

Tales of the Greek Heroes Book
  • Author : Roger Lancelyn Green
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2009-03-05
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0141329025

Summary: Rick Riordan, creator of the highly successful Percy Jackson series, introduces this exciting collection from Greek mythology. Tales of the Greek Heroes contains the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars. Includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more. Roger Lancelyn Green was born in 1918 and lived in Oxford and at his family home in Cheshire, which the Greens had owned for more than 900 years. He loved storytelling and was fascinated by traditional fairy tales, myths and legends from around the world. He was a professional actor, a librarian and a teacher. His retellings include Egyptian, Greek and Norse legends, plus a retelling of Robin Hood. He also wrote many books for adults, including a biography of his friend C. S. Lewis, creator of the The Chronicles of Narnia. Roger Lancelyn Green died in 1987.

Refugee Tales Book by Ali Smith,Marina Lewycka,Patience Agbabi,Jade Amoli-Jackson,Chris Cleave,Stephen Collis,Inua Ellams,Abdulrazak Gurnah,David Herd,Avaes Mohammed,Hubert Moore,Dragan Todorovic,Carol Watts,Michael Zand

Refugee Tales Book
  • Author : Ali Smith,Marina Lewycka,Patience Agbabi,Jade Amoli-Jackson,Chris Cleave,Stephen Collis,Inua Ellams,Abdulrazak Gurnah,David Herd,Avaes Mohammed,Hubert Moore,Dragan Todorovic,Carol Watts,Michael Zand
  • Publisher : Comma Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: 1910974234

Summary: Two unaccompanied children travel across the Mediterranean in an overcrowded boat that has been designed to only make it halfway across… A 63-year-old man is woken one morning by border officers ‘acting on a tip-off’ and, despite having paid taxes for 28 years, is suddenly cast into the detention system with no obvious means of escape… An orphan whose entire life has been spent in slavery – first on a Ghanaian farm, then as a victim of trafficking – writes to the Home Office for help, only to be rewarded with a jail sentence and indefinite detention… These are not fictions. Nor are they testimonies from some distant, brutal past, but the frighteningly common experiences of Europe’s new underclass – its refugees. While those with ‘citizenship’ enjoy basic human rights (like the right not to be detained without charge for more than 14 days), people seeking asylum can be suspended for years in Kafka-esque uncertainty. Here, poets and novelists retell the stories of individuals who have direct experience of Britain’s policy of indefinite immigration detention. Presenting their accounts anonymously, as modern day counterparts to the pilgrims’ stories in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, this book offers rare, intimate glimpses into otherwise untold suffering.

Tiny Tales Book by Alexander McCall Smith

Tiny Tales Book
  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0593316010

Summary: It is often said that the best things in life come in small packages; anyone in search of proof need look no further than the stories in this collection: brief, utterly engaging tales that offer lasting surprise and delight. In Tiny Tales, Alexander McCall Smith explores romance, ambition, kindness, and happiness in thirty short stories accompanied by thirty witty cartoons designed by Iain McIntosh, McCall Smith’s longtime creative collaborator. Here we meet the first Australian pope, who hopes to finally find some peace and quiet back home in Perth; a psychotherapist turned motorcycle racetrack manager; and an aspiring opera singer who gets her unlikely break onstage. And, of course, we spend time in McCall Smith’s beloved Scotland, where we are introduced to progressive Vikings, a group of housemates with complex romantic entanglements, and a couple of globe-trotting dentists. These tales and illustrations depict the full scope of human experience and reveal the rich tapestry of life—painted in miniature.

The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Book by Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm

The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Book
  • Author : Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN Code: 1400851890

Summary: The original vision of Grimms' tales in English for the first time 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.

Cold War Correspondent (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #11) Book by Nathan Hale

Cold War Correspondent (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #11) Book
  • Author : Nathan Hale
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 1647004837

Summary: Discover the Korean War through the eyes of the journalist who covered it in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series In 1950, Marguerite Higgins (1920–1966) was made bureau chief of the Far East Asia desk for the New York Herald Tribune. Tensions were high on the Korean peninsula, where a border drawn after WWII split the country into North and South. When the North Korean army crossed the border with Soviet tanks, it was war. Marguerite was there when the Communists captured Seoul. She fled with the refugees heading south, but when the bridges were blown over the Han River, she was trapped in enemy territory. Her eyewitness account of the invasion was a newspaper smash hit. She risked her life in one dangerous situation after another––all for the sake of good story. Then she was told that women didn’t belong on the frontlines. The United States Army officially ordered her out of Korea. She appealed to General Douglas MacArthur, and he personally lifted the ban on female war correspondents, which allowed her the chance to report on many of the major events of the Korean War. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history. Read them all—if you dare!

The Tales of Rick and Alec Book by Hank Brooks

The Tales of Rick and Alec Book
  • Author : Hank Brooks
  • Publisher : The Nazca Plains Corporation
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN Code: 161098210X

Summary: These two novellas are written as separate tales strung together by a common theme. Tales of Rick and Alec concerns two homeless youths as they struggle to make their way in the world. They find themselves going from rags to riches. Each tale progresses their story, describes their adventures along the way, and introduces the colorful characters that flit in and out of their lives, and the ones who remain with them forever.Tales of the Country Club has as a common theme the fictional West Lost Angeles Country Club. There are overlapping characters in each story, but each tale stands on its own. They are tales of gay love, overt and latent, but in the end fate brings each lover to the place he belongs and to the lover he belongs with.

The Decameron and the Canterbury Tales Book by Leonard Michael Koff,Brenda Deen Schildgen

The Decameron and the Canterbury Tales Book
  • Author : Leonard Michael Koff,Brenda Deen Schildgen
  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 9780838638002

Summary: That resistance, informed by a model of literary influence grounded on the idea of interruption, would keep the Canterbury Tales away from the Decameron, though not the rest of Chaucer from other works by Boccaccio. In the end, of course, that resistance tells us more about Chaucer's reception since the fifteenth century than about Chaucer himself or his sources."--BOOK JACKET.

Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen - Illustrated by Dugald Stewart Walker Book by Hans Christian Andersen

Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen - Illustrated by Dugald Stewart Walker Book
  • Author : Hans Christian Andersen
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-02-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN Code: 1528782763

Summary: This vintage book contains a collection of twelve classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen and illustrated by Dugald Stewart Walker. Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875) was a Danish writer. He wrote many poems, travelogues, and plays, but he is most famous for his fairy tales, which have been translated into over 125 languages and continue to have a significant influence on western popular culture. Some of his most famous tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Ugly Duckling". This timeless collection would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Anderson's seminal work. Contents include: “The Mermaid”, “The Flying Trunk”, “The Red Shoes”, “Thumbelisa”, “The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf”, “The Nightingale”, “The Garden of Paradise”, “The Wind's Tale”, “The Snow Queen”, “What The Moon Saw”, “The Marsh King's Daughter”, and “The Travelling Companions”. These tales are accompanied by the beautiful and intricate illustrations of Dugald Stewart Walker. Walker was one of the most highly-celebrated illustrators of children's books during the early twentieth century and are best remembered for the lavish, magical realm that they frequently described. He is perhaps best known for his contributions to “Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen” (1914), but also illustrated books such as “The Boy who Knew what the Birds Said” and “Dream Boats and Other Stories”. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.


DAASTAAN Tales Of The Inanimate Book
  • Publisher : Spectrum of thoughts
  • Release Date : 2021-01-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: We are being constantly watched, By the objects around us. And the all have a story to tell. दास्ताँ : Takes Of The Inanimate hails their views on several agendas ranging from unemployment and crime to leisure and lifestyle. It cherishes the bond that we humans share with the objects that have inked stories from their souls. HUSH... LISTEN !

Anti-Tales Book by Catriona McAra,David Calvin

Anti-Tales Book
  • Author : Catriona McAra,David Calvin
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-05-25
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN Code: 1443830550

Summary: The anti-(fairy) tale has long existed in the shadow of the traditional fairy tale as its flipside or evil twin. According to André Jolles in Einfache Formen (1930), such Antimärchen are contemporaneous with some of the earliest known oral variants of familiar tales. While fairy tales are generally characterised by a “spirit of optimism” (Tolkien) the anti-tale offers us no such assurances; for every “happily ever after,” there is a dissenting “they all died horribly.” The anti-tale is, however, rarely an outright opposition to the traditional form itself. Inasmuch as the anti-hero is not a villain, but may possess attributes of the hero, the anti-tale appropriates aspects of the fairy tale form, (and its equivalent genres) and re-imagines, subverts, inverts, deconstructs or satirises elements of these to present an alternate narrative interpretation, outcome or morality. In this collection, Little Red Riding Hood retaliates against the wolf, Cinderella’s stepmother provides her own account of events, and “Snow White” evolves into a postmodern vampire tale. The familiar becomes unfamiliar, revealing the underlying structures, dynamics, fractures and contradictions within the borrowed tales. Over the last half century, this dissident tradition has become increasingly popular, inspiring numerous writers, artists, musicians and filmmakers. Although anti-tales abound in contemporary art and popular culture, the term has been used sporadically in scholarship without being developed or defined. While it is clear that the aesthetics of postmodernism have provided fertile creative grounds for this tradition, the anti-tale is not just a postmodern phenomenon; rather, the “postmodern fairy tale” is only part of the picture. Broadly interdisciplinary in scope, this collection of twenty-two essays and artwork explores various manifestations of the anti-tale, from the ancient to the modern including romanticism, realism and surrealism along the way.

The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden Book by Catherynne Valente

The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden Book
  • Author : Catherynne Valente
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 2006-10-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN Code: 0553903101

Summary: A Book of Wonders for Grown-Up Readers Every once in a great while a book comes along that reminds us of the magic spell that stories can cast over us–to dazzle, entertain, and enlighten. Welcome to the Arabian Nights for our time–a lush and fantastical epic guaranteed to spirit you away from the very first page . . . Secreted away in a garden, a lonely girl spins stories to warm a curious prince: peculiar feats and unspeakable fates that loop through each other and back again to meet in the tapestry of her voice. Inked on her eyelids, each twisting, tattooed tale is a piece in the puzzle of the girl’s own hidden history. And what tales she tells! Tales of shape-shifting witches and wild horsewomen, heron kings and beast princesses, snake gods, dog monks, and living stars–each story more strange and fantastic than the one that came before. From ill-tempered “mermaid” to fastidious Beast, nothing is ever quite what it seems in these ever-shifting tales–even, and especially, their teller. Adorned with illustrations by the legendary Michael Kaluta, Valente’s enchanting lyrical fantasy offers a breathtaking reinvention of the untold myths and dark fairy tales that shape our dreams. And just when you think you’ve come to the end, you realize the adventure has only begun…. Praise for In the Night Garden “Cathrynne Valente weaves layer upon layer of marvels in her debut novel. In the Night Garden is a treat for all who love puzzle stories and the mystical language of talespinners.”—Carol Berg, author of Daughter of Ancients “Fabulous talespinning in the tradition of story cycles such as The Arabian Nights. Lyrical, wildly imaginative and slyly humorous, Valente's prose possesses an irrepressible spirit.”—K. J. Bishop, author of The Etched City “Astonishing work! Valente’s endless invention and mythic range are breathtaking. It’s as if she’s gone night-wandering, and plucked a hundred distant cultures out of the air to deliver their stories to us.”—Ellen Kushner, author of Thomas the Rhymer “Refreshingly original in both style and form, In the Night Garden should delight lovers of myth and folklore.”—Juliet Marillier, author of the Sevenwaters trilogy

Trickster Tales Book by

Trickster Tales Book
  • Author :
  • Publisher : august house
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN Code: 9780874834505

Summary: Stories from cultures including ancient Babylonia, China, India, Eastern Europe, Morocco.