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Heroes & Heroines Myths & Tales

Epic Tales (Gothic Fantasy)

Maria Tatar (Foreword by)

Hardcover

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Description

Our worldwide storytelling heritage is vast and varied and yet contains common threads, themes and motifs running throughout the many legends, whether they hail from the dusty plains of Africa or the cherry-blossom-blanketed hills of Japan. This astonishing anthology, in Flame Tree's covetable series of myths and tales, gathers together the most iconic and entertaining tales of adventure and daring from around the world. From Perseus the Gorgon-Slayer of Greek myhology, and the exploits of Frithiof the Bold of Norse saga fame, to the tragic tale of Irish heroine Deirdre, these exciting stories vibrate with the heart and soul of age-old narrative.

An extended introduction is followed by four main sections, with mythic stories from Mexico, Egypt, India and more: Tales of Warriors, Travel & Adventure; Heroes & Heroines in Literature & Poetry; Legends of the Gods, Demigods & Culture Heroes; Leading Ladies & Affairs of the Heart.

Flame Tree Collections, 9781839641664, 480pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2020



About the Author

Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Research Professor of Germanic Languages & Literatures and Folklore & Mythology at Harvard University, where she is also a Senior Fellow at the Society of Fellows. Her books include Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood and The Annotated Brothers Grimm.