Friday, May 6, 2011

Public Domain - Folktales, Myths & Legends Oh My!

  
                     Folktales of the Bengal
                      Warwick Goble, 1913
These are a few of the free antique books I have downloaded from Google books and other online sources. They are now in the public domain for your reading pleasure.

Many are also available for download directly to a Kindle so you can read on the go. From time to time I will add more to this blog but for now, ready, set, click!

Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland - From 1902 a wonderful antique book full of tales and information by Lady Wilde, mother of Oscar Wilde. http://tinyurl.com/2wztlf



Animal Folk Tales
by Anne A. Stanley, published in 1916.
http://tinyurl.com/36dswh3

Bengal Fairy Tales by F.B. Bradley-Brit, 1920. Brahmins, jackals, riddles and more. http://tinyurl.com/ycnx46c

The Celtic Twilight - Offered by William Butler Yeats and published in 1893, he writes in the forward, “I have invented nothing but my own comments and one or two deceitful sentences that may keep some poor storytellers discourse with the devils and the angels….”
http://tinyurl.com/2bngdk

Chinese Legends, Or, The Porcelain Tower - There are many wonderful myths, folktales and legends from China is this 1848 book by Thomas Henry Seal.. http://tinyurl.com/4xssl63

Cossack Fairy Tales and Folktales by Robert Nisbet Bain, 1902 – Bain collected these folktales from Ruthenian, the language of the Cossacks, a language intermediate between Russian and Polish. http://tinyurl.com/2uklns8  

Fairy Tales from Brazil: How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore - “Theresa, the ama, stands before us on the terrace under the mango trees…and we know the story hour has begun. ..To sit at the feet of Theresa, the ama, is to enter storyland. Enjoy and read online or download for your files, eighteen pourquoi tales collected by Elsie Spicer Eells from1917. http://tinyurl.com/9gh46k

Folklore and Legends – England and Scotland by Charles J. Tibbets, 1894.
http://tinyurl.com/yhjapjv

Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day, 1912.
http://tinyurl.com/6hytz4f

The Gold Path Reader, 1912 by Sheath, Hodges and Stevens
http://tinyurl.com/4xu2p4p

Gypsy Folktales by Francis Hindes Groome, 1899.
http://tinyurl.com/3v8qptw

Irish Fairy Tales - Brought to you by James Stephens all the way from 1920; beginning with The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill and ending with Mongan’s Frenzy.
http://tinyurl.com/2y5kcd

Irish Fairy Tales, Folklore and Legend - Illustrated by Geoffrey Strahan and published in 1904 this book offers a variety of English, Scottish and Irish folk-lore.
http://tinyurl.com/38r4wb

The Laughing Prince: A Book of Jugoslav Fairy Tales and Folk Tales, by Parker Fillmore, 1921. Fourteen tales to add a smile to your day. http://tinyurl.com/yceb8wc

Louisiana Folktales by Alcée Fortier, 1895 shared in both French dialect with English translation. http://tinyurl.com/3ttzqs

Myths and Legends of Alaska – Download this book from 1911 and the Land of the Midnight Sun! http://tinyurl.com/lpowsy

The Pearl Fountain and Other Fairy Tales by Bridget and Julia Kavanaugh, 1876. Eleven fairytales from long ago. http://tinyurl.com/7zdexk

Russian Folk-tales by William Ralston Shedden Ralston, 1880. Full of myths, legends, and folktales of demons, witches, vampires and ghouls if you dare!
http://tinyurl.com/28t449c

West African Folk-Tales by W.H. Barker and Cecilia Sinclair – Children love animal and Anansi stories. This book will help add some new tales to your repertoire. Please note that this is a downloadable pdf file and will require that you open the file to access the stories.
http://tinyurl.com/48krhp7













6 comments:

Mary Grace said...

Karen, you find the most amazing things! Thanks!

Curious Librarian said...

This is a great resource all in one place. Thanks once again, Karen! :)

Karen Chace said...

Thank you ladies. Your comments really do fill my heart and add a smile to my day!

Karen

Margaret said...

Great resources. Thanks!

TheNote said...

Super Wow!!!
Thanks,
-g-

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