The Golden Ass: Or, A Book of Changes (Hackett Classics)

By Apuleius

Relihan makes use of alliteration and assonance, rhythm and rhyme, the occasional archaism, the infrequent neologism, and units of punctuation and typography, to create a glowing, sumptuous, and readable translation that reproduces anything of the linguistic and comedian results of the unique Latin. the overall advent is a masterpiece of readability, orienting the reader in issues of authorship, narration, style, faith, constitution and magnificence. A beneficiant and browsable index, decide on bibliography, and maps are included.

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The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún

By J.R.R. Tolkien

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún is a previously unpublished paintings by means of J.R.R. Tolkien, written whereas Tolkien used to be Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford throughout the Twenties and ‘30s, earlier than he wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It makes on hand for the 1st time Tolkien’s broad retelling in English narrative verse of the epic Norse stories of Sigurd the Völsung and the autumn of the Niflungs. It comprises an advent via J.R.R. Tolkien, drawn from certainly one of his personal lectures on Norse literature, with statement and notes at the poems via Christopher Tolkien.

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The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles

By Padraic Colum

Aimed at younger readers, this vintage ebook facilities at the Argonauts' quest for "The Golden Fleece". Generations have delighted to driving renditions of the adventures of heroic Jason and the sorceress Medea, strong Heracles, the minstrel Orpheus, and different mythical figures from Greek mythology. writer Padraic Colum, who used to be a favored kid's author in his day, possessed a poetic sort that enchant audiences of every age, in "The Golden Fleece" and his different books besides.

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Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis (Myths, The)

By Ali Smith

From the astonishingly gifted author of The unintended and Hotel international comes Ali Smith’s terrific retelling of Ovid’s gender-bending delusion of Iphis and Ianthe, as noticeable throughout the eyes of 2 Scottish sisters. Girl Meets Boy is approximately boys and girls, ladies and ladies, love and transformation, and the absurdity of consumerism, in addition to a narrative of reversals and revelations that's as sharply witty because it is lyrical. humorous, clean, poetic, and political, Girl Meets Boy is a delusion of metamorphosis for an international made in Madison Avenue’s photo, and the funniest addition to the Myths sequence from Canongate considering the fact that Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad.

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Deadly Descendant (Nikki Glass Series)

By Jenna Black

The moment novel in a different and action-packed city delusion sequence from the acclaimed writer of the Morgan Kingsley series! 

An historic evil is unleashed within the smooth global— except one fearless P.I. can hunt it down. . . . Nikki Glass, Immortal Huntress, returns during this new novel within the acclaimed sequence via Jenna Black.

As a dwelling descendant of Artemis the Huntress, inner most investigator Nikki Glass understands tips to music anyone down. but if an Oracle indicates up, caution the Descendants approximately wild puppy assaults in Washington, D.C., Nikki is afraid it would be a seize. The Olympians think the “dogs” are particularly jackals, managed by way of a blood-crazed descendant of the Egyptian death-god Anubis. no matter what. . . . If Nikki hopes to muzzle Dogboy, she’s acquired to capture him within the act. but if she stakes out a neighborhood cemetery, she finally ends up face-to-snout with a snarling pack of shadow-jackals whose chew is worse than their bark. those hellhounds are deadly—even for an immortal like Nikki. “Dog” spelled backward should be “god,” yet that won’t cease Nikki from instructing those outdated gods a few new tips. Like taking part in lifeless.

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The Oresteian Trilogy: Agamemnon; The Choephori; The Eumenides (Penguin Classics)

By Aeschylus

The simply surviving trilogy from precedent days - a narrative of homicide, insanity and justice

Aeschylus (525-c.456 bc) set his nice trilogy within the quick aftermath of the autumn of Troy, while King Agamemnon returns to Argos, a victor in conflict. Agamemnon depicts the hero's discovery that his relations has been destroyed via his wife's infidelity and ends together with his demise at her callous hand. Clytemnestra's crime is repaid in The Choephori whilst her outraged son Orestes kills either her and her lover. The Eumenides then follows Orestes as he's hounded to Athens by means of the Furies' legislations of vengeance and depicts Athene changing the bloody cycle of revenge with a procedure of civil justice. Written within the years after the conflict of Marathon, The Oresteian Trilogy affirmed the deliverance of democratic Athens not just from Persian conquest, but additionally from its personal barbaric past.

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

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Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway

By Snorri Sturluson

Beginning with the dim prehistory of the legendary gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the background of the kings of Norway throughout the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who turned Norway's buyer saint. as soon as present in so much houses and faculties and nonetheless considered as a countrywide treasure, Heimskringla stimulated the pondering and literary kind of Scandinavia over numerous centuries.

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The World of Myth: An Anthology

Due to the fact its e-book in 1991, The global of Myth has supplied millions of scholars with a desirable, wide-ranging creation to international mythology. development at the bestselling culture of the 1st variation, the long-awaited moment variation deals a uniquely complete selection of myths from quite a few cultures world wide. that includes a thematic association, it is helping scholars comprehend global mythology as a metaphor for humanity's look for which means in a posh global. writer David Leeming provides a sweeping number of myths whose origins variety from old Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and smooth technological know-how. scholars may be captivated through tales of significant floods from the traditional Babylonians, Hebrews, chinese language, and Mayans; stories of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and glossy technology; myths of the mum goddess from local American Hopi tradition and James Lovelock's Gaia; and masses extra. probably the most wide-ranging anthologies to be had, this quantity comprises myths from African, Australian Aboriginal, Aztec, Celtic, chinese language, Greek, Hittite, eastern, Muslim, and Persian cultures.

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Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia (2nd Edition)

By David A. Leeming

ABC-CLIO's step forward reference paintings on production ideals from around the globe returns in a richly up-to-date and extended new version. From the backyard of Eden, to the feminine creators of Acoma Indians, to the rival creators of the Basonge tribe within the Congo, production Myths of the area: An Encyclopedia, moment variation examines how diversified cultures clarify the origins in their existence.

Expanded into volumes, the hot variation of construction Myths of the area starts with introductory essays at the 5 simple sorts of production tales, interpreting their nature and importance. Following are over 2 hundred production myths, each one brought with a short dialogue of its tradition of beginning. on the middle of the hot variation is its more desirable specialize in production mythology as a world human phenomenon, with significantly increased insurance of ordinary motifs, comparative topics, the impression of geography, the social impression of myths, and extra.

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Wonders of the Invisible World

By Patricia A. McKillip

Pass via fairy stories into the magic of invisible worlds in those opulent tales through a liked delusion icon and writer of the vintage Riddlemaster trilogy. Patricia McKillip has encouraged generations of committed readers with enthralling stories which are as romantic as they're unforeseen. Her lush, captivating narratives are as deliciously bittersweet because the most interesting chocolate and as intoxicating because the most interesting wine.

The bewitching wonders provided the following comprise princesses dancing with lifeless suitors, a knight in love with an professional of unique lineage, and fortune’s idiot stealing into the current rather than the longer term. You’ll find a ravishing undine and her mortal bridegroom who's extra infatuated with politics than excitement, a time-traveling angel forbidden to intrude in Cotton Mather’s spiritual ravings, a wizard seduced in his early life through the Faerie Queen returning with a treasure that's rightfully hers, and an overachieving teenage mage tricked into getting to know her precise identify very just about home.

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