Folklore genre books (9)


1.
Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables by Aesop EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
A collection of familiar short moral tales.
Recommended: 03 Dec 2022

2.

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugrešić EN

Rating: 3.6     9 Votes
Country: Europe / Croatia flag Croatia
Description:
"Baba Yaga Laid an Egg takes a traditional myth and spins it afresh. The result is an extraordinary meditation on femininity, aging, identity, secrets and love." -- taken from jacket front flap.
Recommended: 27 Sep 2022

3.

Beowulf by Unknown EN

Rating: 3.3     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
Description:
Beowulf, by Anonymous, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences?biographical, historical, and literary?to enrich each reader's understanding of thes... continue
Recommended: 16 Sep 2022

4.
Die Puppe im Gras. Norwegische Märchen

Die Puppe im Gras. Norwegische Märchen by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Jørgen Moe DE

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Recommended: 01 Feb 2023

5.
Pleasantview

Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
Coconut trees. Carnival. Rum and coke. To many outsiders, these and other sunny images are all they know about life in the Caribbean. However, if you want to learn how the locals truly live and experience the dark and often harrowing truths that lurk behind the idyllic imagery of Caribbean culture, then come visit the town of Pleasantview. Come during election season, and see how one candidate sets out to slaughter endangered turtles - just for fun. Or come on the day the other candidate beats his "outside-woman," so badly she ends up losing their baby. Then come on the night of the political ... continue


7.

The Chimera by Sebastiano Vassalli EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
Offering a study of hypocrisy and evil, a comic novel of religious corruption and witchcraft in seventeenth-century Italy chronicles the fate of a young orphan named Antonia, who is burned at the stake in the town of Novara in 1610.
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022

8.

The Tinder Box by Hans Christian Andersen EN

Rating: 2.5     12 Votes
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
Andersen's bittersweet fairy tales propelled their troubled author to international fame and revolutionized children's writing.
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022

9.

The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec EN

Rating: 4.6     6 Votes
Description:
Angrboda's story begins where most witch's tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to give him knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into a remote forest. There she is found by a man Loki, and her initial distrust grows into a deep and abiding love. Their union produces three unusual children, each with a secret destiny, who she is keen to raise at the hidden from Odin's all-seeing eye. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful life - and possibly all of existence - is in danger.


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