This book, like the others of this series, has only been rendered possible by the courtesy and complaisance of the various collectors from whom I have culled my treasures. In particular, I have to thank Mr. Larminie and Mr. Eliot Stock for permission to include that fine tale "Morraha" from the former's "West Irish Folk-tales,"More info →
This collection contains translations of Roumanian tales which, however, comprise but a small portion of the inexhaustible treasure that exists in the nation. The originals are scattered throughout Roumanian literature. The finest collection is Herr P. Ispirescu's, from which the stories numbered in the contentsMore info →
Now the King Of the North had a beautiful daughter called Crystal. Her eyes were bright like the stars; her hair was black like the sky at night and her skin was as white as the snow which covered the ground outside the palace where she lived, which was built entirely Of crystals clear as the clearest glass.More info →
Swedish fairy-tales represents a careful choice, after the best original sources, of those examples of their kind which not only appeared most colorful and entertaining, but also most racially Swedish in their flavor. For the fairy-tales of each of three Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, have a distinct local color of their own.More info →
“The volume is unique in that it relates to a period about which American readers have known little.”
“With numerous illustrations from photographs”
—A. C. McClurg & Co., Publishers.
In response to repeated requests, the compiler now presents in book form the series of legends that have been made a feature of "The Hawaiian Annual" for a number of years past. The series has been enriched by the addition of several tales, the famous shark legend having been furnished for this purpose from the papers of the Hawaiian Historical Society.More info →