Tales, Myths, and Legends

Tales, Myths, and Legends

(reviews in hyperlink)

Bullfinch's Mythology
   Thomas Bullfinch

One Thousand and One Nights(Arabian Nights) 
   (India, Iran, Iraq, and Egypt)

The Canterbury Tales
   Geoffrey Chaucer

   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fairy Tales and Stories
   Hans Christian Anderson

Household Tales
   Brothers Grimm

Le Morte d'Arthur
   Thomas Malory

Fables of La Fontaine
   Jean de La Fontaine

Njal's Saga

The Complete Writings of Alfred de Musset
   Alfred de Musset

Aesop's Fables        

Dark symphony: Negro literature in America
   James A. Emanual and Theodore L. Gross

The Negro Caravan: Writings by American Negroes
   Sterling Allen Brown, Arthur Paul Davis, and Ulysses Lee

The Narrow Road to the Deep North
   Matsuo Bashō

Essays and Aphorisms
   Arthur Schopenhauer

Italian Folktales
   Italo Calvino

The Tootinameh; Or, Tales of a Parrot
   (India and Iran)

   Ernest Bloch

Tales from the Kathasaritsagara

The Jungle Book
   Rudyard Kipling

Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book
   Edmund Dulac

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Native American Folktales
   Thomas A. Green

The Quest for the Golden Fleece

The Twelve Labours of Hercules

The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
   Charles Perrault

Orpheus and Eurydice

African American Folktales
   David Haynes

Masterworks of the Classical Haida Mythtellers
   Robert Bringhurst

Poetic Edda


  1. Aren't you interested in reading the Poetic Edda? I've always enjoyed reading Norse mythology. Also, I believe, Tolkien drew a great deal of inspiration from these works.

    I'm so excited to see The Narrow Road to the Deep North on your list!!!:D

    1. Upon your recommendation, I added the Poetic Edda. Thanks Risa, and thanks for the feedback on the other lists as well. I may not get to The Narrow Road for a while, but when I do, I'll compare notes with you. Cheers.


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