Medieval Tales and Stories

Medieval Tales and Stories Author Stanley Appelbaum
ISBN-10 9780486143132
Release 2012-08-02
Pages 272
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Wide-ranging stories offer a glimpse into witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile life, other elements of Middle Ages.

Favorite Medieval Tales

Favorite Medieval Tales Author Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN-10 0439141346
Release 2002-05-01
Pages 86
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A collection of well-known tales from medieval Europe, including "Beowulf," "The Sword in the Stone," "The Song of Roland," and "The Island of the Lost Children."

Medieval Tales that Kids Can Read Tell

Medieval Tales that Kids Can Read   Tell Author Lorna Czarnota
ISBN-10 0874835887
Release 2000
Pages 96
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Presents traditional stories about the Middle Ages along with tips for storytellers.

A Medieval Storybook

A Medieval Storybook Author Morris Bishop
ISBN-10 9780801468346
Release 2013-04-12
Pages 320
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From the rich store of medieval tales, Morris Bishop brings together a delightful collection of thirty-five stories. Some are romantic, some religious, some realistic, some even scurrilous. There are merry tales and moral tales, sagas, allegories, and fables. They vary widely in theme and their characters represent every class of medieval society. The tales in A Medieval Storybook vividly illustrate medieval life and thought. Above all they excel as stories, and demonstrate the high level attained by narrative art in the Middle Ages and the great gift the medieval writers had for creating lively and memorable characters. Some of the stories in the book were translated by Bishop; others were translated in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Line drawings by Alison Mason Kingsbury add considerably to the charm of this collection.

Tales of Times Now Past

Tales of Times Now Past Author Marian Ury
ISBN-10 0520038649
Release 1979-01-01
Pages 199
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Tales of Times Now Past has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tales of Times Now Past also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tales of Times Now Past book for free.

Japanese Tales

Japanese Tales Author Royall Tyler
ISBN-10 9780307784063
Release 2012-08-22
Pages 400
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Two hundred and twenty dazzling tales from medieval Japan— tales that welcome us into a fabulous, faraway world populated by saints, scoundrels, ghosts, magical healers, and a vast assortment of deities and demons. Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the Japanese worldview during a classic period in Japanese civilization. They ably balance the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, offering a window into a long vanished culture. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

A Distinction of Stories

A Distinction of Stories Author Judson Boyce Allen
ISBN-10 9780814203101
Release 1981
Pages 258
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A Distinction of Stories has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Distinction of Stories also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Distinction of Stories book for free.

Tales the Harper Sang

Tales the Harper Sang Author Isabel Wyatt
ISBN-10 0906155002
Release 1978-01-01
Pages 133
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Now published as 'Legends of King Arthur' by Isabel Wyatt.This wonderful collection of stories for children includes many stories of King Arthur and his Knights, drawn from the Welsh, English, Breton and French traditions. All are full of swords, castles, jousts, gallant knights and beautiful damsels, wise counsel and reckless adventure.The stories are suitable from children aged from about seven to twelve.

The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales

The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales Author Patrick K. Ford
ISBN-10 0520253965
Release 2008
Pages 205
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Tales about Pwyll, Branwen, Manawydan, Math, Lludd and Lleuelys, and Culhwch and Olwen, comprising the core of the ancient Welsh mythological cycle, are presented in readable, modern English translations.

Fairy Tales from Before Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales from Before Fairy Tales Author Jan M. Ziolkowski
ISBN-10 9780472025220
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 512
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When did fairy tales begin? What qualifies as a fairy tale? Is a true fairy tale oral or literary? Or is a fairy tale determined not by style but by content? To answer these and other questions, Jan M. Ziolkowski not only provides a comprehensive overview of the theoretical debates about fairy tale origins but includes an extensive discussion of the relationship of the fairy tale to both the written and oral sources. Ziolkowski offers interpretations of a sampling of the tales in order to sketch the complex connections that existed in the Middle Ages between oral folktales and their written equivalents, the variety of uses to which the writers applied the stories, and the diverse relationships between the medieval texts and the expressions of the same tales in the "classic" fairy tale collections of the nineteenth century. In so doing, Ziolkowski explores stories that survive in both versions associated with, on the one hand, such standards of the nineteenth-century fairy tale as the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Carlo Collodi and, on the other, medieval Latin, demonstrating that the literary fairy tale owes a great debt to the Latin literature of the medieval period. Jan M. Ziolkowski is the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University.

The Decameron

The Decameron Author Giovanni Boccaccio
ISBN-10 9780141921570
Release 2003-03-27
Pages 1072
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In the summer of 1348, as the Black Death ravages their city, ten young Florentines take refuge in the countryside. They amuse themselves by each telling a story a day for the ten days they are destined to remain there - a hundred stories of love, adventure and surprising twists of fate. Less preoccupied with abstract concepts of morality or religion than earthly values, the tales range from the bawdy Peronella hiding her lover in a tub to Ser Cepperallo, who, despite his unholy effrontery, becomes a Saint. The result is a towering monument of European literature and a masterpiece of imaginative narrative.

Terrible Tales of the Middle Ages

Terrible Tales of the Middle Ages Author Clare Hibbert
ISBN-10 9781482401929
Release 2013-12-15
Pages 32
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Many medieval tales are chock full of dragons, knights, and magic. These exciting elements are why they have endured over hundreds of years. This book showcases some of the most thrilling stories of King Arthur and his knights as well as the famous heroes Beowulf and Robin Hood. Engaging text, comic illustrations, and fun fact boxes add interest to these fascinating legends.

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley Author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
ISBN-10 0801840627
Release 1990-08-01
Pages 400
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"Beyond question Shelley scholars and 19th-century specialists will value this usefully annotated and carefully produced edition." -- Washington Post

Tales of Tears and Laughter

Tales of Tears and Laughter Author
ISBN-10 0824815696
Release 1991-01
Pages 222
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Thirteen colorful stories, selected and translated by Shord and enhanced by illustrations from the original texts, are engaging in themselves and also offer illuminating glimpses into early Japanese society and culture. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Medieval Tales

Medieval Tales Author Henry Morley
ISBN-10 PKEY:6610000019465
Release 2017-07-10
Pages 114
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This volume of "Mediæval Tales" is in four parts, containing severally, (1) Turpin's "History of Charles the Great and Orlando," which is an old source of Charlemagne romance; (2) Spanish Ballads, relating chiefly to the romance of Charlemagne, these being taken from the spirited translations of Spanish ballads published in 1823 by John Gibson Lockhart; (3) a selection of stories from the "Gesta Romanorum;" and (4) the old translation of the original story of Faustus, on which Marlowe founded his play, and which is the first source of the Faust legend in literature.

Mark Twain s Medieval Romance

Mark Twain s Medieval Romance Author Otto Penzler
ISBN-10 9781453271476
Release 2012-10-09
Pages 304
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A premier anthology of some of the finest mystery stories in literary history, including tales from Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Aldous Huxley, O. Henry, and Mark Twain. Tantalizing, as ingenious as they are devious, the classic stories in this continually arresting collection come with an irresistible challenge: At their end they leave it to you, the reader, to determine how they end. For ultimately it’s the reader who authors the fate of the brave youth as he contemplates which of the two doors in the king’s arena he will choose in Frank Stockton’s famous and unforgettable “The Lady, or the Tiger?” And which of the two brothers in three-time Edgar-winner Stanley Ellin’s “Unreasonable Doubt” shoots a bullet square in the middle of their rich uncle’s forehead? And just what not-so-sweet secret is the prim Miss Spence hiding behind her smile in Aldous Huxley’s deliciously enigmatic tale? You decide. In all, as in “The Moment of Decision”—a chilling tale that seals an escape artist inside an airless stone cell with a heavy wooden door, which may or may not open—the moment of decision is yours.

Medieval Ghost Stories

Medieval Ghost Stories Author Andrew Joynes
ISBN-10 9781843832690
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 216
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Seventy-seven tales of the supernatural, intended to frighten and excite and bring to heel their medieval audience, gathered from medieval chronicles, preaching manuals, sagas, heroic poetry and romances.