Book List in Order: 15 titles

  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United Sta...


  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United Sta...


  • Jeremiah Curtin (6 September 1835 – 14 December 1906) was an American translator and folklorist. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Curtin spent his early life in what is now, Greendale, Wisconsin and later graduated from Harvard College in 1863. In 1864 h...


  • In 1883 a Smithsonian Institution ethnologist traveled to western New York State to record the traditional tales of the Iroquois tribe known as the Seneca. These myths — picturesque, archaic, even grotesque — appear here in their original form, e...


  • This is another posthumous work by that remarkable linguist and anthropologist, Jeremiah Curtin, whose translations of Sienkiewicz's novels were merely byplays in the midst of his strenuous lifework. He collected nearly fifty legends and stories of t...



  • IF we were asked to designate by a single epithet most of the stories in this little volume, that epithet would be "weird." Within the compass of an equal number of pages we hardly know a collection of folk-lore, at any rate of recent date, containin...


  • Excerpt from Creation Myths of Primitive America: In Relation to the Religious History and Mental Development of MankindThat earlier world had two periods of duration, one of complete and perfect harmony; another of violence, collision, and conflict....


  • Fairy tales, Stories for Children. Here is the insight; ON a time there lived a king and a queen in Erin, and they had an only son. They were very careful and fond of this son; whatever he asked for was granted, and what he wanted he had. When grown ...






  • Talking animals, venturesome young men and maidens, foul witches, dazzling spirits, and other magical creatures abound in the pages of this rare collection of unusual fairy tales. Collected firsthand in the late nineteenth century by a Smithsonian In...


  • Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and...


  • Jeremiah Curtin was an American born translator and folklorist. In "Myths and Folk-Lore of Ireland" Curtin turns his attention to the tales of the island nation of Ireland. In this collection you will find the following tales: The Son of the King of ...



  • This extraordinary volume features 24 authentic tales of Fin MacCool. Each exciting story centers around superhuman heroes battling dragons and giants, outwitting sorcerers, and even overcoming death itself....


  • A heartwarming and revealing collection of secret myths and legends. 20 extremely rare translations from Gaelic-speaking peoples, gathered along the backroads of Ireland. A must for any fan of Irish history, culture and mythology. 352 pages....