Giant Book of Myths and Legends

Giant Book of Myths and Legends

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by Mike Ashley
     
 

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Gathered together in The Giant Book of Myths and Legends are more than fifty spellbinding tales of ancient wonder from over twenty cultures. Reflecting the full range of human experience, the collection starts with myths of birth and creation, moves through stories of voyage and discovery, to legends of love, adventure and conquest, and concludes with tales

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Gathered together in The Giant Book of Myths and Legends are more than fifty spellbinding tales of ancient wonder from over twenty cultures. Reflecting the full range of human experience, the collection starts with myths of birth and creation, moves through stories of voyage and discovery, to legends of love, adventure and conquest, and concludes with tales exploring death and the world beyond.

Originating from Africa, North America, Europe, India, and Japan are tales recounted by such master storytellers as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Kingsley, Andre Lang, William Morris, Charles Leland, and Lafcadio Hearn, as well as narratives by such contemporary folklorists as Peter Tremayne and Jessica Amanda Salmonson.

A Fascinating journey through history, the stories contained in The Giant Book of Myths are sure to captivate the imagination from the beginning of time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566199018
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
06/19/1995
Edition description:
Barnes and Noble Edition
Pages:
564

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Giant Book of Myths and Legends 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The Giant Book of Myths and Legends is a great way to read some of the world's best (yet little known) myths. By focusing on a global perspective the book allows you the reader to appreciate the similarities and the differences of the cultures that embodied the old world. A great read for both newcomers and longtime afficianados of mythology. Well done by all.