I racconti di Canterbury sono una raccolta di novelle, scritte in gran parte dopo il 1388, durante l. a. fase inglese della produzione chauceriana. Tuttavia il suo modello letterario è il Decamerone del 1353, dalla quale Chaucer adottò soprattutto il principio organizzativo della trama a cornici, mentre le singole vicende sono opera originale di Chaucer.
By Jane Chance
By Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz
This brilliant assortment gathers a hundred and sixty stories from eighty tribal gathers to provide a wealthy and full of life landscape of the local American mythic history. From all around the continent come stories of production and love, of heroes and conflict, of animals, tricksters, and the top of the area. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and grasp storyteller, Indian voices within the most sensible folkloric resources of the 19th century to make this the main finished and real quantity of yank Indian myths on hand anywhere.
With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy story and Folklore Library
By Elle Strauss
Compliment for Love, Tink: "Love the spunk and gumption that's Tinkerbell!"
"The storyline flows beautifully..."
Tink is hopelessly smitten with Peter, the chief of the misplaced boys who'd mysteriously arrived at Neverland years in the past. regrettably, Peter is uninterested in the journey and particularly bored with dodging Captain Hook who's after his head. He simply desires to return to ny urban and stay his lifestyles as a standard fifteen-year-old.
Tink is the one one that can assist Peter go back, however it breaks her middle to do it. She simply desires to make him chuffed, so she does the unthinkable and betrays the fairy king. Now her middle is full of regret. should still she move after Peter? may still she stick with him to his New York?
"Ah, cutest, little tale ever!!... if you are trying to find a light-hearted, candy, spell binding story, glance no extra! :-)"
"I love all tales of Peter and Tink and those are this sort of enjoyable NEW glance on one of these undying story!"
"This is a needs to learn a really outstanding ebook it's totally exciting and fascinating and that i may hugely suggest it!"
during this ode to toads and snakes, newts and tuatara, crocodiles and tortoises, herpetologist and technological know-how author Marty Crump explores folklore the world over and all through time. From production myths to trickster stories; from institutions with fertility and rebirth to fireplace and rain; and from using herps in people medications and magic, as meals, pets, and gods, to their roles in literature, visible artwork, track, and dance, Crump unearths either our love and hatred of amphibians and reptiles—and their perceived energy. In a global the place we continue domestic terrariums even as that we conflict invasive cane toads, and the place public attitudes usually dictate that the lovable and cuddly obtain conservation precedence over the slimy and venomous, she exhibits how our complicated and conflicting perceptions threaten the conservation of those ecologically very important animals.
Sumptuously illustrated, Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog, Adder’s Fork and Lizard’s Leg is a gorgeous and mesmerizing brew of common background and folklore, sobering technology and humor, that leaves us with one irrefutable lesson: love herps. Warts, scales, and all.
By Freya Littledale
A grasping fisherman's spouse is granted each want yet cannot locate happiness.
By Nic Fields
Hisarlik is a small position, a sandy stone strewn hillock chop up into gullies and hummocks. but its ancient value is giant, for this can be the positioning of Troy - the mythical urban whose tale sprawls throughout cultures, time and geography. the story of the siege of Troy is the best secular tale ever instructed, and has captured the mind's eye of the Western international for a few 3,000 years. even though there are various problems in utilizing Greek myths, oral traditions and the Homeric epics to reconstruct the Trojan warfare, this identify makes use of the most recent archaeological facts to reconstruct intimately the fortifications of Troy in addition to making extra basic observations concerning the attainable historic occasions in the back of the epics of Homer.
By Edgerton Skyes
First released in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.
By Andrew Lang
Creditors variation! hugely prompt! Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books represent a twelve-book sequence of fairy story collections. even though Andrew Lang didn't gather the tales himself from the oral culture, the level of his assets, who had accrued them initially (with the awesome exception of Madame d'Aulnoy), made them an immensely influential assortment, specifically as he used foreign-language assets, giving lots of those stories their first visual appeal in English. As stated within the prefaces, even supposing Lang himself made many of the decisions, his spouse and different translators did a wide component of the translating and telling of the particular tales. The Blue Fairy e-book assembled quite a lot of stories, with seven from the Brothers Grimm, 5 from Madame d'Aulnoy, 3 from the Arabian Nights, and 4 Norse tales, between different resources.
By Stephanie Spinner
Greek gods and mortals spring to lifestyles during this riveting retelling of the parable of Atalanta, the fleet-footed lady warrior who might outrun any guy in historic Greece.
Cast off and deserted at delivery, Atalanta– kept by way of a she-bear and raised by way of hunters–proves herself to be a pretty good archer and the quickest runner within the land. yet her abilities and independence anger many, together with her father, the Arcadian King, who unexpectedly reclaims her and calls for that she produce an inheritor to the throne. Atalanta has pledged herself to Artemis, goddess of the quest, who has forbidden her to marry. Unwilling to wreck her promise, Atalanta indicates a grim compromise: she is going to marry the 1st guy to overcome her in a race, yet every body she defeats needs to die. the entire whereas, Artemis, Apollo, Aphrodite, Eros, and Zeus himself watch–and interfere–from on high.
From the Hardcover edition.