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The Aeneid


This book tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Carthage, descends to the world of the dead - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods - and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfill his destiny: to found the Roman people.

Editions:3094  Date:1476 - 2017  Genre(s):Poetry

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The Aeneid of Virgil


Virgil's epic poem in verse translation describing the fall of Troy.

Editions:485  Date:1525 - 2013  Genre(s):Poetry

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The merry adventures of Robin Hood of great renown in Nottinghamshire

by:Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911

Recounts the legend of Robin Hood who plundered the king's purse and poached his deer and whose generosity endeared him to the poor.

Editions:466  Date:1883 - 2017  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Legends, Young adult works

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Maniac Magee : a novel

by:Spinelli, Jerry

After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.

Editions:95  Date:1989 - 2015  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Sports stories, Humor, Humor


The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by:Browning, Robert, 1812-1889

The Pied Piper pipes the village free of rats and when the villagers refuse to pay him for the service, he pipes away their children too.

Editions:285  Date:0001 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Poetry, Juvenile works

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The history of the Kings of Britain

by:Geoffrey, of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph, 1100?-1154

Written in the 1130s, Geoffrey's imaginative history of the Britons from Brutus to Cadwallader, and the first to recount the woes of Lear and the glittering career of Arthur, rapidly became a bestseller. An ideal text for scholars, this is a reprint of the Latin text with a facing English translation.

Editions:367  Date:1813 - 2015  Genre(s):History, Legends, Arthurian romances, Arthurian romances

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Larousse encyclopedia of mythology

by:Graves, Robert, 1895-1985

Here, in all their wonder and splendor, are the Mythologies of Mankind.. from pre-biblical Egypt and pre-Homeric Greece to the farthest researches of Africa, the Orient, the Pacific and the Americas.. all gathered into one mammoth volume of unprecedented scope and beauty, and illustrated with an incomparable scope and beauty, and illustrated with an incomparable assemblage of authentic paintings, sculpture, symbols, idols, ritual and sacrificial objects, many rarely seen by modern Western eyes. This monumental work is the first complete encyclopedia of world anthology. Originally published in France by the famous house of Larousse, it contains of course all the well-loved myths of Classical Antiquity. But more than half the book is devoted to the strange and unfamiliar mythologies of civilizations...from Peru to Persia, from Tahiti to Togoland.

Editions:171  Date:1954 - 1997  Genre(s):Folklore, Encyclopedias, Legends, Legends, Folklore

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The story of King Arthur and his knights : retold from the Howard Pyle original

by:Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911

An abridged version of the adventures and exploits of King Arthur and his knights at the court of Camelot and elsewhere in the land of the Britons.

Editions:122  Date:1903 - 2017  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Legends, Folklore, Arthurian romances, Arthurian romances

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Saint George and the dragon : a golden legend

by:Hodges, Margaret, 1911-2005

Retells the segment from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land.

Editions:23  Date:1984 - 2014  Genre(s):Legends


The legend of the bluebonnet : an old tale of Texas

by:DePaola, Tomie, 1934-

A retelling of the Comanche Indian legend of how a little girl's sacrifice brought the flower called bluebonnet to Texas.

Editions:51  Date:1983 - 2001  Genre(s):Folklore, Legends


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