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The Aeneid


A retelling of Virgil's Aeneid.

Editions:601  Date:1200 - 2021  Genre(s):Poetry, Poetry, Legends, Epic poetry, Epic poetry

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Vergil's Aeneid : hero, war, humanity


"A prose translation of Vergil's Aeneid with new illustrations and informational appendices"--Provided by publisher.

Editions:3247  Date:1300 - 2020  Genre(s):Poetry, Poetry

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The song of Hiawatha

by:Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

Longfellow wrote his epic poem The Song of Hiawatha in 1855. He based it on the Ojibway legends, which had been compiled by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and his Ojibway wife Jane Schoolcraft. It tells the legend of Hiawatha and Minnehaha, his lover.

Editions:704  Date:1186 - 2021  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Poetry, Poetry, Folklore, Juvenile works, Legends

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The merry adventures of Robin Hood

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:376  Date:1883 - 2021  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Legends, Juvenile works, Legends, Legends, History

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The fall of Troy

by:Quintus, Smyrnaeus, active 4th century

Composed in the third century A.D., the Trojan Epic is the earliest surviving literary evidence for many of the traditions of the Trojan War passed down from ancient Greece. Also known as the Posthomerica, or "sequel to Homer," the Trojan Epic chronicles the course of the war after the burial of Troy's greatest hero, Hektor. Quintus, believed to have been an educated Greek living in Roman Asia Minor, included some of the war's most legendary events: the death of Achilles, the Trojan Horse, and the destruction of Troy. But because Quintus deliberately imitated Homer's language and style, his work has been dismissed by many scholars as pastiche. A vivid and entertaining story in its own right, the Trojan Epic is also particularly significant for what it reveals about its sources & mdash;the much older, now lost Greek epics about the Trojan War known collectively as the Epic Cycle. Written in the Homeric era, these poems recounted events not included in the Iliad or the Odyssey . As Alan James makes clear in this vibrant and faithful new translation, Quintus's work deserves attention for its literary-historical importance and its narrative power. James's line-by-line verse translation in English reveals the original as an exciting and eloquent tale of gods and heroes, bravery and cunning, hubris and brutality. James includes a substantial introduction which places the work in its literary and historical context, a detailed and annotated book-by-book summary of the epic, a commentary dealing mainly with sources, and an explanatory index of proper names. Brilliantly revitalized by James, the Trojan Epic will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in Greek mythology and the legend of Troy.

Editions:301  Date:1464 - 2018  Genre(s):Poetry, Poetry, Epic poetry, Epic poetry, Legends

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The Aeneid of Virgil


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

Editions:464  Date:1740 - 2021  Genre(s):Poetry, Poetry

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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:89  Date:1989 - 2020  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Sports fiction, Sports fiction, Sports stories


The romance of Tristan and Iseult

by:B├ędier, Joseph, 1864-1938

An attempt to reconstruct the entire romance from fragmentary medieval sources. In modern French.

Editions:566  Date:1839 - 2020  Genre(s):Romances, Arthurian romances, Arthurian romances, Legends, Adaptations

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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 exacts revenge.

Editions:336  Date:0001 - 2021  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Poetry, Juvenile works, Poetry, Illustrated works, Illustrated works

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The history of the Kings of Britain

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

"Geoffrey of Monmouth is called the father of Arthurian romance. In this legendary history of Britain the chapters of central importance recount the fabulous exploits of King Arthur and his knights."--Back cover.

Editions:343  Date:1201 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Legends, Legends, Arthurian romances, Arthurian romances

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