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Deirdre of the sorrows

by:Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909

A play based upon an Irish myth. In the story a strong, independent woman is doomed by her own beauty to win and lose the man of her choice, Naoise. Ordered to marry King Conchobor, she escapes with Naoise and his two brothers to Scotland. Conchobor tricks them into returning, then kills all three brothers. Deirdre chooses to kill herself rather than marry the King.

Editions:124  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Legends, Legends, Legends, Drama

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Pecos Bill : a tall tale

by:Kellogg, Steven

Incidents from the life of Pecos Bill, from his childhood among the coyotes to his unusual wedding day.

Editions:26  Date:1986 - 1996  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Tall tales, Legends, Tall tales, Tall tales


The adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great

by:Morris, Gerald, 1963-

Relates tales of Sir Lancelot, the bravest knight in King Arthur's court.

Editions:9  Date:2008 - 2009  Genre(s):Folklore, Legends, Adventure fiction, Adaptations, Legends


Navaho legends

by:Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905

Navaho Legends is one of the earliest collections of Navajo oral traditions in English, and still the best. Originally published in 1897, this sensitive translation by Washington Matthews (1843-1905) contains an extensive version of the Origin Legend plus two other tales. These richly detailed legends remain among the most complete sources of Navajo cultural, ritual, and ceremonial information. This edition is fully faithful to the original, containing Matthews's introduction, extensive notes, interlinear prayer translations, and musical notations, plus a note on modern orthography by Robert W. Young. Washington Matthews, army major and surgeon, was based in the Southwest. He was one of the earliest recorders of Navajo culture.

Editions:68  Date:1897 - 2017  Genre(s):Folklore, Music, Legends, Legends, Music

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The romance of Alexander the Great


" ... Alexander is the protagonist of a large number of works in both prose and verse as well as being the hero of countless folktales. The best known of these books in modern Greece is the Book of Alexander the Great (in Greek, He Phyllada tou Megalexantrou). It was first printed in Venice in 1670, though the earliest surviving copy is from the edition of 1699 ... The standard edition for most of the twentieth century was that of A.A. Pallis (1935) ... His edition was based on a nineteenth-century version; in 1977 a new scholarly edition was prepared by G. Veloudis, and this is now the standard ... The 'Middle Greek' version is the proximate source of the Phyllada, which is written in a simple, folksy form of modern Greek rather than the more elevated style of its predecessors."--Introduction, p. vii-ix.

Editions:150  Date:1817 - 2014  Genre(s):Romances, Legends

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by:Armstrong, Alan W., 1939-

Whittington, a feline descendant of Dick Whittington's famous cat of English folklore, appears at a rundown barnyard plagued by rats and restores harmony while telling his ancestor's story.

Editions:23  Date:2005 - 2009  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Young adult works, Legends


The adventures of Reddy Fox

by:Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo), 1874-1965

Despite his grandmother's efforts to teach him to behave, Reddy Fox always seems to get into trouble.

Editions:65  Date:1913 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Legends, Legends

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John Henry, an American legend

by:Keats, Ezra Jack

Describes the life of the legendary steel-driving man who was born and who died with a hammer in his hand.

Editions:28  Date:1965 - 2015  Genre(s):Legends, Folklore, Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction, Legends


Curious myths of the Middle Ages

by:Baring-Gould, S. (Sabine), 1834-1924

The wandering Jew.-Prester John.-The divining rod.-The seven sleepers of Ephesus.-William Tell.-The dog Gellert.-Tailed men.-Antichrist and Pope Jaon.-The man in the moon.-The mountain of Venus.-S. Patrick's purgatory.-The terrestrial paradise.-S. George.-S. Ursula and the eleven thousand virgins.-The legend of the cross.-Schamir.-The piper of Hamelin.-Bishop Hatto.-Melusina.-The Fortunate Isles.-Swan-maidens.-The knight of the swan.-The Sangreal.-Theophilus.-Appendix.

Editions:184  Date:1866 - 2015  Genre(s):Criticism, interpretation, etc, Legends, Legends, Folklore

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Encyclopedia of urban legends

by:Brunvand, Jan Harold

Presents descriptions of hundreds of urban legends and their variations, themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre, including such tales as disappearing hitchhikers and hypodermic needles left in the coin slots of pay telephones.

Editions:22  Date:2001 - 2012  Genre(s):Encyclopedias, Encyclopedias, Folklore


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