Folklore, Myths, and Legends: A World Perspective, Softcover Student Edition / Edition 1

Folklore, Myths, and Legends: A World Perspective, Softcover Student Edition / Edition 1

by McGraw-Hill Education, McGraw-Hill Staff
     
 

Folklore, Myths, and Legends: A World Perspective contains world masterpieces including Prometheus, Faust, the Shahnemeh and the Mahabharata in a retold format that gives your students all the flavor of the original work in an easy-to-understand presentation. Contained within this text are historical and cultural background information for each selection and… See more details below

Overview

Folklore, Myths, and Legends: A World Perspective contains world masterpieces including Prometheus, Faust, the Shahnemeh and the Mahabharata in a retold format that gives your students all the flavor of the original work in an easy-to-understand presentation. Contained within this text are historical and cultural background information for each selection and detailed source notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844257846
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Other Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Creation of Human Beings4
Anansi, the Clever One7
The Woman With One Hand17
The Roamer-of-the-Plain28
The Crocodile and His Son43
Enki, Lord of the Earth and the Waters of Life and Adapa65
The Craftsman's Wife86
Rostam, Shield of Persia and the Tragedy of Sohrab94
Prometheus, the Fire-Bringer161
Oisin Mac Finn, Poet of the Fianna178
Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue204
Aucassin and Nicolette236
Doctor Faust254
Botoque, Bringer of Fire286
The Little Frog300
The Journey Beneath the Earth314
El Bizarron and the Devil and Wiley and the Hairy Man321
The Shepherd Who Understood Animal Speech347
Rip Van Winkle354
Giant, the Fire-Bringer364
Savitri373
Kun and the Great Flood and Yu the Great and the Great Flood395
Song of the Water Goddess415
Taro Urashima, the Young Fisherman421
The Tiger's Whisker432
Kerta's Sacrifice442
Notes457
Selected Bibliography489
Pronunciation Guide505
Index of Titles511

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