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The Faerie Queene

By: Spenser, Edmund

Description: This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare’s finesse to Oscar Wilde’s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim’s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers t...

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The Coming of the Fairies

By: Doyle, A. C.

Description: Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, in his later years became attracted to spiritualism and occult topics. This was after the death of his son Raymond during World War I. While researching the topic of fairies, some photographs from a working-class family in rural Yorkshire were brought to Doyle's attention by a Theosophist friend. These photographs appeared to show diminutive fairies cavorting in the presence of humans, specifically two teen...

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The King of Ireland's Son

By: Colum, Padraic

Description: Noted Irish author's selection of favorite tales from the Emerald Isle, brimming with sly humor, whimsy, and imagination. Fedelma, the Enchanter's Daughter, When the King of the Cats Came to King Connal's Dominion, The Town of the Red Castle, The King of the Land of Mist, and 3 more. 9 full-page illustrations.

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Early British Trackways, Moats, Mounds, Camps and Sites

By: Watkins, Alfred

Description: This was the first book about ley lines. Ley lines are alignments on the landscape of natural and artificial features, some of which follow perfectly straight tracks for miles. First discovered in Britain by the author of this book, Alfred Watkins, a photographer and inventor, ley lines were pursued eagerly by organized clubs in the period between the world wars. Interest in leys died out after the 1930s, but was revived in the 1960s, after the publication o...

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The Government of the British Empire (as at the End of the Year 1917)

By: Jenks, Edward, 1861-1939
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Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts

By: Kennedy, Patrick

Description: Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts by Patrick Kennedy A huge collection of Irish folklore and legends, up through Christian times. About the Author: Kennedy, Patrick (1801–73), Irish folklorist, Dublin bookseller, and collector and preserver of the varied tales of County Wexford. Author of the important Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts (1866), Kennedy is thought of as one of the fathers of the Irish folklore revival and is thus associated with the...

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The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

By: Child, Francis James

Description: The ultimate Child ballad etext has yet to be constructed. This etext hence lacks the apparatus and, apparently, some of the variations of the original text, and has some lacunae and glitches. That said, this etext has been assembled from the best available resources on the Internet. This version was built using a Child corpus constructed by Cathy Lynn Preston at the University of Colorado (http://www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/CCRH/Ballads/ballads.html). You...

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The Vita Merlini

By: Parry, John Jay

Description: This is the Latin text and translation of a narrative of the life of Merlin by the medieval historian Geoffrey of Monmouth. Thanks to Graeme K Talboys, who transcribed this text.

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Basque Legends

By: Webster, Wentworth

Description: This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, And It...

By: Thornbury, Walter, 1828-1876
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Adventures in London

By: Douglas, James
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The Story of the Volsungs

By: Morris, William

Description: This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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Irish Fairy Tales

By: Stephens, James

Description: A collection of Irish Fairy tales and Folk legends with illustration

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Stonehenge, A Temple Restor'd to the British Druids

By: Stukeley, William

Description: Stukeley's Stonehenge was intended to be the first volume in a comprehensive study of universal history, which he never completed. He believed a pure form of Christianity was the original religion of mankind, which had been subverted by idolatry, and finally restored by Jesus. Stonehenge was a temple of this primordial patriarchial religion, built by immigrants from the Near East, possibly Phoenicians. They became the progenitors of the Celts, founded the Dr...

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Hero-Myths and Legends of the British Race

By: Ebbutt, M. I.

Description: This entry in the G.G. Harrap Myths and Legends series is slotted as the British volume; however it covers a wide range of Northern European legends, including Beowulf, Roland, Cuchulain and Robin Hood. With legends from Iceland, Spain, Ireland and Constantinople, the common theme here is not 'British' legends per se, but heroic characters from the dark and middle ages. Notably, Ebbutt includes a number of memorable heroines as well, including the Irish Coun...

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Sports and Pastimes of the People of England

By: Strutt, Joseph

Description: This book is a key source for information on leisure time activities in 'Olde England,' including sports, hunting, games, dancing, gymnastics, music, festivals including Christmas and May Day and customs such as Mumming, The Boy Bishop, and The Lord of Misrule. It answers questions such as How do you score a joust?, (p. 125) When did feral wolves become extinct in Britain?, (p. 12) and How much do you pay the piper? (p. 164) And what is Shakespeare talking a...

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Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England, Score Chr Bede

By: A.M. Sellar

Description: Written in AD 731, Bede's work opens with a background sketch of Roman Britain's geography and history. It goes on to tell of the kings and bishops, monks and nuns who helped to develop Anglo-Saxon government and religion during the crucial f

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Legends and Stories of Ireland

By: Lover, Samuel

Description: Legends and Stories of Ireland by Samuel Lover An early 19th century collection of comic Irish short stories. Most of the stories are given in the manner of the peasantry; and this has led to some peculiarities that might be objected to, were not the cause explained--namely, frequent digressions in the course of the narrative, occasional adjurations, and certain words unusually spelt. As regards the first, I beg to answer, that the stories would be deficie...

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Stories from the Fairie Queene

By: Macleod, Mary

Description: Spenser's The Faerie Queene is one of the masterpieces of English poetry, and certainly part of the literary pedigree that culminated in Tolkien. However, the original text is very difficult to follow for modern readers because of the archaic language and spelling. To the rescue comes Mary Macleod. Her late Victorian retelling in straightforward modern English allows one to plow through Spenser's intricate and allegorical plot. If you are planning to read th...

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Fairies

By: Faulding, Gertrude M.

Description: Hardcover reprint of the original 1913 edition; hardbound in brown cloth with gold stamped lettering, 8vo - 6x9. This item is printed on demand. All of the pages are printed in full color as exact images of the original pages. This collector quality facsimile is crafted to hold its own in a library of first editions. Book Information: Faulding, Gertrude M.. Fairies . Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2014. Original Publishing: Faulding, Gertrude M.. Fairi...

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