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Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy Myths and Legends of the Nations of the World Retold for Boys and Girls

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FAMOUS TALES OF FACT AND FANCY

Myths and Legends of the Nations of the World Retold for Boys and Girls

Translated and Edited by

LOGAN MARSHALL

Illustrated With Original Plates

Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company Publishers

Copyright, MCMXIV L. F. Myers

PREFACE

The myths and legends here gathered together have appealed and will continue to appeal to every age. Nowhere in the realm of fiction are there stories to compare with those which took form centuries ago when the race was in its childhood stories so intimately conne...

Parsifal Story and Analysis of Wagner s Great Opera –by: H. R. (Hugh Reginald) Haweis

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PARSIFAL

Story and Analysis of Wagner's Great Opera

by

H. R. HAWEIS

Author of "My Musical Memories," "Music and Morals," etc.

[Illustration: RICHARD WAGNER]

[Illustration: Funk and Wagnalls Symbol]

Funk & Wagnalls Company New York and London 1905

NOTE

This story and analysis of Parsifal was first published as a part of Mr. Haweis' well known work, "My Musical Memories." The interest it has excited seems to justify its republication at this time in a separate volume.

F. & W. Co.

Publi...

The Story of the Odyssey

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THE STORY OF THE ODYSSEY

BY THE REV. ALFRED J. CHURCH, M.A.

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

THE ODYSSEY:

I. THE COUNSEL OF ATHENE

II. THE ASSEMBLY

III. NESTOR'S TALE

IV. IN SPARTA

V. MENELAUS'S TALE

VI. ULYSSES ON HIS RAFT

VII. NAUSICAA

VIII. ALCINOUS

IX. THE PHAEACIANS

X. THE CYCLOPS

XI. AEOLUS; THE LAESTRYGONS; CIRCE

XII. THE DWELLINGS OF THE DEAD

XIII. THE SIRENS; SCYLLA; THE OXEN OF THE SUN

XIV. ITHACA

XV. EUMAEUS, THE SWINEHERD

XVI. THE RETURN OF TELEMACHUS

XVII. ULYSSES AND TELEMACHUS

XVIII. ULYSSES IN HIS HOME

XIX. ULYSSES I...

Balder the Beautiful, Volume I. A Study in Magic and Religion: the Golden Bough, Part VII., The Fire-Festivals of Europe and the Doctrine of the External Soul

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A STUDY IN MAGIC AND RELIGION

THIRD EDITION

PART VII

BALDER THE BEAUTIFUL

VOL. I

BALDER THE BEAUTIFUL

THE FIRE FESTIVALS OF EUROPE AND THE DOCTRINE OF THE EXTERNAL SOUL

J.G. FRAZER, D.C.L., LL.D., Litt.D.

FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL.

IN TWO VOLUMES VOL. I

1913

PREFACE

In this concluding part of The Golden Bough I have discussed the problem which gives its title to the whole work. If I am right, the Golden Bough over which the King of the Wood, Diana's priest at Aricia...

Alice in Wonderland (Drama)

A dramatization of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass for the stage. In this version, Alice goes through the looking glass and encounters a variety of strange and wonderful creatures from favorite scenes of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland the Through the Looking Glass. Including a conversation with the Red and White Queens, encounters with Humpty Dumpty, the Mock Turtle, the Cheshire Cat, and the Caterpillar, and of course everyone's favorite Mad Tea Party.

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[Illustration]

[Illustration: ALICE: You're Humpty Dumpt...

National Nursery Book –by: Unknown

"The Publishers offer in this little volume of well known and long loved stories to their young readers. The tales which have delighted the children of many generations will, they feel assured, be equally welcome in the nurseries of the present day, which, with the popularity and antiquity of the contents of the volume, justify them in styling it The National Nursery Book." Red Riding Hood, The Three Bears, Mother Hubbard, Cinderella and many other well known stories, poems, nursery rhymes and songs are included in this little book. Note that the Punch and Judy story does include a lot of g...

The Ghost Breaker

The Ghost Breaker is a drama and haunted house horror complete with heroes, villains, and a Princess. The Ghost Breaker was originally a screenplay and would later be made a drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

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[Illustration: " Warren don't call me Highness!... my name is Maria "]

THE GHOST BREAKER

A NOVEL BASED UPON THE PLAY

By

CHARLES GODDARD

AND

PAUL DICKEY

HEARST'S INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY COMPANY NEW YORK 1915

Copyright, 1915, by

HEARST'S INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY CO., INC.

All rights reserved, including ...

Idylls of the King –by: Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Idylls of the King, published between 1856 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson which retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, and the rise and fall of Arthur's kingdom. The whole work recounts Arthur's attempt and failure to lift up mankind and create a perfect kingdom, from his coming to power to his death at the hands of the traitor Mordred. Individual poems detail the deeds of various knights, including Lancelot, Geraint, Galahad, and Balin and Balan, and also Merlin and the La...

Raggedy Ann Stories –by: Johnny Gruelle

To the millions of children and grown-ups who have loved a Rag Doll, the author dedicated these stories. Now listen as Shannon reads to you Raggedy Ann’s exciting adventures; as gentle and charming today, as they were when first published in 1918.

Find out what is written on her candy heart, what was the gift the fairies brought, and all about Raggedy Ann’s new sisters.

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RAGGEDY ANN STORIES

Written & Illustrated by JOHNNY GRUELLE

[Illustration]

LITTLE SIMON New York London Toronto Sydney

[Illustration]

PREFACE AND DEDI...

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

Silver footed, fair haired Thetis, Ares the God of War, Nike the Goddess of Victory, The Furies and The Muses, Zeus the presiding deity of the Universe and the magical, mysterious Olympus, are some of the amazing, mythical Greek and Roman deities you'll encounter in this book.

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens was originally intended for young readers. Written in an easy and light style, the author attempts to bring the pantheon of gods into a comprehensible format. He organizes them into different dynasties and chronologies to make it easier for th...

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