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  • Troy

    Our Greatest Story Retold

    by Stephen Fry

    Discover the most legendary story ever told in the SUNDAY TIMES bestseller TROY, Stephen Fry's most epic book yet'An inimitable retelling of the siege of Troy . . . Fry's narrative, artfully humorous and rich in detail, breathes life and contemporary relevance into these ancient tales' OBSERVER'An amiable meander through the myth of Troy' TIMES<em... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Mythos

    The Greek Myths Retold

    by Stephen Fry

    STEP INTO ANOTHER WORLD - OF MAGIC, MAYHEM, MONSTERS AND MANIACAL GODS - IN STEPHEN FRY'S MOMENTOUS SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, MYTHOSOrder*TROY* now, Stephen Fry's bewitching retelling of the most legendary story ever told'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' TimesDiscover Stephen Fry... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

    by Keith Harrison and 1 more

    series Oxford World's Classics
    'The finest translation in and for our time' (Kevin Crossley-Holland) Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, with its intricate plot of enchantment and betrayal is probably the most skilfully told story in the whole of the English Arthurian cycle. Originating from the north-west midlands of England, it is based on two separate and very ancient Celtic motifs of the Beheading and the Exchange of Winnings, ... Read more

    $10.74 AUD

  • Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales

    Revised Edition

    by Marie-Louise von Franz

    series C. G. Jung Foundation Books Series
    A renowned psychologist examines fairy tales through a Jungian lens, revealing what they can teach us about the darkest sides of human behaviorFairy tales seem to be innocent stories, yet they contain profound lessons for those who would dive deep into their waters of meaning. In this book, Marie-Louise von Franz uncovers some of the important lessons concealed in tales from around the world, ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • Fingerprints Of The Gods

    by Graham Hancock

    ___________________________THE MILLIONS-SELLING BOOK THAT TURNED HISTORY ON ITS HEADPart one of a trilogy, followed by MAGICIANS OF THE GODS and AMERICA BEFOREFingerprints of the Gods is a revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of readers throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society.An intellectual... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Fixed Format Layout

    by Simon Armitage

    series Faber Voices
    When the mysterious Green Knight arrives unbidden at the Round Table one Christmas, only Gawain is brave enough to take up his challenge . . .This story, first told in the 1400s, is one of the most enthralling, dramatic and beloved poems in the English tradition. Now, in Simon Armitage, the poem has found its perfect modern translator. Armitage's retelling of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Orpheus

    The Song of Life

    by Ann Wroe

    For at least two and a half millennia, the figure of Orpheus has haunted humanity. Half-man, half-god, musician, magician, theologian, poet and lover, his story never leaves us. He may be myth, but his lyre still sounds, entrancing everything that hears it: animals, trees, water, stones, and men.In this extraordinary work Ann Wroe goes in search of Orpheus, from the forests where he walked and the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Greek Lives

    by Plutarch and 2 more

    series Oxford World's Classics
    The nine lives in this selection include those of Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, and Alexander. Portraying virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, Plutarch explores with great insight the interplay of character and political action. This new translation is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Heroes

    The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold

    by Stephen Fry

    IMAGINE SANDALS ON YOUR FEET, A SWORD IN YOUR HAND, HOT SUN BEATING DOWN ON YOUR BRONZE HELMET. ENTER THE WORLD OF STEPHEN FRY'S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, HEROESOrder*TROY* now, Stephen Fry's bewitching retelling of the most legendary story ever toldIn this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry gloriously retells the epic myths of the Greek heroes - which will be loved by young an... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Power of Myth

    by Joseph Campbell and 1 more

    The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback editionThe Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of ... Read more

    $20.12 AUD

  • Celtic Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs

    by Hourly History

    The gifted W.B. Yeats wrote of his own people "...even a newspaperman, if you entice him into a cemetery at midnight, will believe in phantoms, for everyone is a visionary if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt, unlike any other, is a visionary without scratching." This introduction to Celtic Mythology will serve the novice well – for it is a complicated history with the earliest written ... Read more

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  • Mythology

    by Edith Hamilton and 2 more

    The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes.Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.We ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Homer: The Complete Epic Poems + A Biography of the Author

    by Homer

    series The Greatest Writers of All Time
    This book contains several HTML tables of contents.The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.Here you will find an in-depth biography of ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Canterbury Tales

    by Geoffrey Chaucer and 2 more

    series Oxford World's Classics
    'Whoever best acquits himself, and tells The most amusing and instructive tale, Shall have a dinner, paid for by us all...' In Chaucer's most ambitious poem, The Canterbury Tales (c. 1387), a group of pilgrims assembles in an inn just outside London and agree to entertain each other on the way to Canterbury by telling stories. The pilgrims come from all ranks of society, from the crusading Knight ... Read more

    $9.20 AUD

  • The Power of Parable

    How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction about Jesus

    by John Dominic Crossan

    In 1969, I was teaching at two seminaries inthe Chicago area. One of my courses wason the parables by Jesus and the other wason the resurrection stories about Jesus. I hadobserved that the parabolic stories by Jesusseemed remarkably similar to the resurrectionstories about Jesus. Were the latter intended asparables just as much as the former? Had webeen reading parable, presuming history, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Edge of Memory

    Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition and the Post-Glacial World

    by Patrick Nunn

    In today's society it is generally the written word that holds the authority. We are more likely to trust the words found in a history textbook over the version of history retold by a friend – after all, human memory is unreliable, and how can you be sure your friend hasn't embellished the facts? But before humans were writing down their knowledge, they were telling it to each other in the form of ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • Norse Mythology

    by Stephan Weaver

    Norse Mythology is not only a relic of history but a fascinating record that exhibits humanities unending stream of creativity. This eBook delves into the past and emerges with a legion of breath taking accounts of events, gods, heroes, creatures, worlds and much more.Inside you will learn about…✓ Gods and Goddesses✓ The Nine Worlds✓ Heroes and Legends✓ Mythological Creatures✓ Ten Little Known ... Read more

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  • Beowulf

    by Michael Alexander and 1 more

    Beowulf is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland. Through its blend of ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Roman History

    The Reign of Augustus

    by Cassius Dio and 2 more

    Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome (27 BC-AD 14), brought peace and prosperity to his city after decades of savage civil war. This selection from Cassius Dio's Roman History gives the fullest description of that long struggle and ultimate triumph - detailing the brutal battles and political feuds that led to the collapse of Rome's 400-year-old republic, and Augustus' subsequent reign as ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Mabinogion

    by Sioned Davies

    series Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection
    Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history - these are just some of the themes embraced by the anonymous authors of the eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion. They tell of Gwydion the shape-shifter, who can create a woman out of flowers; of Math the magician whose feet must lie in the lap of a virgin; of ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Euripides' Medea

    A New Translation

    by Diane J. Rayor

    Euripides' Medea comes alive in this new translation that will be useful for both academic study and stage production. Diane J. Rayor's accurate yet accessible translation reflects the play's inherent theatricality and vibrant poetry. The book includes an analytical introduction and comprehensive notes, and an essay on directing Medea by stage director Karen Libman. The play begins after Medea, a ... Read more

    $15.94 AUD

  • The Blue Fairy Book (Illustrated by H. J. Ford + Audiobook Download Link + Active TOC)

    by Andrew Lang

    FEATURES:• Includes beautiful artworks and illustrations• A link of a FREE audio book to download at the end of the book• Active Table of Contents for an easy navigation within the book• Manually coded and crafted by professionals for highest formatting quality and standardsCheck out ngims Publishing's other illustrated literary classics. The vast majority of our books have original illustrations, ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • Why Dylan Matters

    by Richard F. Thomas

    A GUARDIAN AND INDEPENDENT BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2017.‘At last an expert classicist gets to grips with Bob Dylan’ Mary Beard‘Thomas’s elegant, charming book offers something for everyone – not just the super-fans’ IndependentWhen the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan, the literary world was up in arms. How could the world’s most prestigious book prize be awarded to a famousl... ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Monsters and the Critics

    by J. R. R. Tolkien

    The complete collection of Tolkien’s essays, including two on Beowulf, which span three decades beginning six years before The Hobbit to five years after The Lord of the Rings.The seven essays by J.R.R. Tolkien assembled in this edition were with one exception delivered as general lectures on particular occasions; and while they mostly arose out of Tolkien’s work in medieval literature, they are ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD