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One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling

By Hanan al-Shaykh

Handed down over centuries from India, Persia, and around the Arab international, the captivating tales of One Thousand and One Nights are related by the gorgeous, younger Shahrazad as she makes an attempt to hold up her execution. Retold in sleek English via the acclaimed Lebanese writer Hanan al-Shaykh, listed below are tales of the genuine and the supernatural, love and marriage, energy and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the never-ending trials and uncertainties of destiny. Bringing jointly nineteen vintage stories, in those pages al-Shaykh weaves an completely intoxicating assortment, wealthy with humor, violence, and romance.

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Egil's Saga (Penguin Classics)

Egil's Saga tells the tale of the lengthy and brutal lifetime of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a morally ambiguous personality who used to be without delay the composer of intricately attractive poetry, and a actual ugly able to spectacular brutality. The saga recounts Egil's development from younger savagery to mature knowledge as he struggles to avenge his father's exile from Norway, protect his honour opposed to the Norwegian King Erik Bloodaxe, and struggle for the English King Athelstan in his battles opposed to Scotland. Exploring concerns as different because the query of loyalty, the ability of poetry, and the connection among brothers who love an identical girl, Egil's Saga is an engaging depiction of a deeply human character.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable by means of introductions and notes through amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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The Treasured Thief: A Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels)

By Ryan Foley

Old Egypt...
In the time of pyramids and pharaohs...
A attractive younger princess travels to the grand urban of Memphis--home to the mythical pharaoh Rhampsinitus. She intends to in basic terms seek the land for a husband, yet whereas assembly with the neighborhood males, the princess turns into aware about a mystery, sinister story.
The precious Thief is a narrative approximately desperation, thievery, and homicide, however it is additionally a narrative approximately relations, sacrifice, and love. As this mystery story is laid naked sooner than her, the princess learns of 3 feats of most unlikely brotherhood, ingenuity, and boldness at the a part of a guy who dared thwart the desire of a king.

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Hebrew Myths: The Book Of Genesis

By Robert Graves

This exhaustive exploration of the Hebrew myths and the e-book of Genesis resulted from a outstanding collaboration among one pupil raised as a strict Protestant and one raised as a strict Jew. It is going past Christian biblical and Judaic fantasy and accommodates midrashes, people stories, apocryphal texts, and different vague assets to increase and entire the tales. An exciting view of the suppressed and censored pre-biblical bills is the outcome, in addition to a wealthy experience of a tradition including oral and literary traditions, the place the religious is deeply rooted in panorama and history.

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The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (Penguin Classics)

By Jesse L. Byock

Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf's Saga is likely one of the maximum of all mythic-legendary sagas, referring to half-fantastical occasions that have been stated to have happened in fifth-century Denmark. It tells of the exploits of King Hrolf and of his recognized champions, together with Bodvar Bjarki, the 'bear-warrior': a strong determine whose could and bear-like nature are encouraged via a similar mythical historical past as Beowulf. Depicting a global of wizards, sorceresses and 'berserker' opponents - initially individuals of a cult of Odin - it is a compelling story of historic magic. a piece of undying energy and wonder, it bargains either a treasury of Icelandic prose and a masterful collecting of epic, cultic reminiscence, conventional folks story and myths from the Viking age and much earlier.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes via distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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The Poison Eaters: And Other Stories

By Holly Black

Toxic women whose kisses will kill. A fateful consuming contest with the satan. Faeries who go back to Ironside, trying to find love. A junior promenade became bacchanalia. In twelve brief tales, eerie and brimming with suspense and unforeseen humor, Holly Black twists the fantastical creatures you concept you knew in methods you’ll by no means anticipate.

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Sweet Shadows (Sweet Venom)

By Tera Lynn Childs

The action-packed moment e-book of Tera Lynn Childs's Greek mythology–based candy Venom trilogy is ideal for teenager fanatics of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series.

Three teenage descendants of Medusa needs to determine the place their destiny will take them. The warring factions one of the gods of Olympus are coming for them, the creatures of the abyss are pushing into San Francisco, and the lads of their lives are hiding harmful secrets.

Gretchen has fought the monsters the longest, yet educating the ladies the ropes is difficult. Can she depend on Grace and Greer, or perhaps belief herself to maintain them secure? Greer has urgent social commitments and little time to coach her newfound powers. yet her moment sight will not go away her on my own. Grace is concerned approximately her brother, Thane, who has disappeared. His secrets and techniques may have to do with the history the triplets share.

How can the ladies include the shadows in their legacy?

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Japanese Tales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

By Royall Tyler

Listed here are 200 and twenty miraculous stories from medieval Japan, stories that welcome us right into a significant, far off global populated via saints and scoundrels, ghosts and magical healers, and an unlimited collection of deities and demons. tales of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, those stories mirror the japanese worldview in the course of a vintage interval in eastern civilization. Masterfully edited and translated via the acclaimed translator of The story of Genji, these tales ably stability the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, delivering a window right into a long-vanished although perennially attention-grabbing culture.

Part of the Pantheon Fairy story and Folklore Library

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