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Household Tales

by Jacob Grimm Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The enchanting world of the Brothers Grimm: In this book you find the most famous Fairy Tales. Here can you read the stories of Hansel and Grethel, Little Snow White, Mother Holle, Little Red-Cap, Rapunzel,...


Irish Fairy Tales

by W. B. Yeats Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

In Irish Folk and Fairy Tales William Butler Yeats delivers a vast collection of stories, songs, and poetry of his home country and beloved Ireland's historical and legendary past. (From Amazon)


The Lady of the Lake

by Sir Walter Scott Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The Lady of the Lake is a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1810. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day....


The Pink Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition,...


The Brown Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition,...


The Lilac Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition,...


The Olive Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition,...


The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

by Charles Perrault Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Charle Perault laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from earlier folk tales. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood...


Eric Brighteyes

by H. Rider Haggard (Henry Rider) Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The Saga of Eric Brighteyes is an epic viking novel by H. Rider Haggard that concerns the adventures of its eponymous principal character in 10th-century Iceland. The novel was first published in 1890 by Longmans,...


Irish Fairy Tales

by James Stephens Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Irish Fairy Tales is a retelling of ten Irish folktales by the Irish author James Stephens. The English illustrator Arthur Rackham provided interior artwork, including numerous black and white illustrations...


Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen

by Aleksander Chodzko Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Includes favorite stories which are still told in Eastern Europe.


Bulfinch's Mythology

by Thomas Bulfinch Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Vol. 1 -- The age of fable ; Vol. 2 -- The age of chivalry ; Vol. 3 -- Legends of Charlemagne.


Venus and Adonis

by William Shakespeare Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Venus and Adonis is a poem by William Shakespeare, written in 1592-93, with a plot based on passages from Ovid's Metamorphoses. It is a complex, kaleidoscopic work, using constantly shifting tone and perspective...


Grimm's Fairy Tales

by Wilhem Karl Grimm & Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly...


The Blue Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition,...


The Violet Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Romania, Japan, Serbia, Lithuania, Africa, Portugal, and Russia are among the sources of these 35 stories that tell of a haunted forest, chests of gold coins, a magical dog, and a man who outwits a dragon. -...


The Red Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition,...


The Crimson Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A storyteller's night without one of Mr. Andrew Lang's books of fairy tales would be but a dull affair. This one is " The Crimson Fairy Book ", made up of some three dozen tales chosen, as in previous collections,...


The Arabian Nights

by Andrew Lang Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries across the Middle East and South Asia. These collections...


The Yellow Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Editor thinks that children will readily forgive him for publishing another Fairy Book. We have had the Blue, the Red, the Green, and here is the Yellow. If children are pleased, and they are so kind as...


Helen of Troy

by Andrew Lang Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In Greek mythology, Helen, better known as Helen of Sparta or Helen of Troy, was daughter of Zeus and Leda, wife of king Menelaus of Sparta and sister of Castor, Polydeuces and Clytemnestra. Her abduction by...


Japanese Fairy Tales

by Yei Theodora Ozaki Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This collection of Japanese fairy tales is the outcome of a suggestion made to me indirectly through a friend by Mr. Andrew Lang. They have been translated from the modern version written by Sadanami Sanjin....


The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

by Howard Pyle Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Howard Pyle relates the story of the English outlaw Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, compiling the traditional material into a coherent narrative in a colorful, invented "old English" idiom that preserves...


The Grey Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The tales in the Grey Fairy Book are derived from many countries—Lithuania, various parts of Africa, Germany, France, Greece, and other regions of the world.


The Crock of Gold

by James Stephens Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A truly unique novel, The Crock of Gold is a mixture of philosophy, Irish folklore and the neverending battle of the sexes, written with charm, humour and good grace. It achieved enduring popularity, and was...


The Golden Ass

by Lucius Apuleius Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story follows Lucius, a young man of good birth, as he disports himself in the cities and along the roads of Thessaly. This is a wonderful tale abounding in lusty incident, curious adventure and bawdy wit....


American Fairy Tales

by L. Frank Baum & Lyman Frank Baum Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

12 Fairy Tales from the author of the Wizard of Oz series of books. Inspired by Lang and the Brothers Grimm, Baum sought to create an American type of fairy tale, avoiding the usual violence and romance often...


Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

by Hans Christian Andersen Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Hans Christian Andersen began publishing his Fairy Tales in 1835. This collection of 127 of the stories was translated by Mrs. Paull in 1872.


The Reluctant Dragon

by Kenneth Grahame Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Reluctant Dragon is an 1898 children's story by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book Dream Days), which served as the key element to the 1941 feature film with the same name from...


The Iliad of Homer

by Homer. Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Translated into English Blank Verse by William Cowper.

The Iliad is, together with the Odyssey, one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the late 9th...


The Story of the Three Little Pigs

Little Cinderella

by Anonymous Open BookShelf (February 12, 2018)


The Three Bears

by Anonymous Open BookShelf (February 12, 2018)


Nowhere Else to Turn

by Matthew Helmke Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

There are things that happen in the world that are difficult and sometimes impossible to explain. At times, we are confronted with circumstances or situations over which we have no control. How we deal with...


Priya's Shakti

by Ram Devineni Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

A mortal woman and the Goddess Parvati fight against gender-based sexual violence in India and around the world in this layered storytelling project and augmented reality comic book, supporting the movement...