by J. Lesslie Hall (trans)
Publisher: D.C. Heath 1892
Number of pages: 184
The oldest existing story written in Old English, "Beowulf" is the classic tale of courage and honor. In the Great Hall of Hrothgar, King of the Danes, the warrior Beowulf, son of a Swedish King, wages battle with the monster Grendel.
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by Richard Burton - Longmans, Green
This is the history of a huge Bat, Vampire, or Evil Spirit which inhabited and animated dead bodies. It is an old, and thoroughly Hindu, Legend composed in Sanskrit, and is the germ which culminated in the Arabian Nights ...
- University College, Toronto
There is probably no poem of German literature that has been so much studied and discussed, as the 'Nibelungenlied'. In its present form it is a product of the age of chivalry, but it reaches back to the earliest epochs of German antiquity.
by Padraic Colum - The Macmillan Company
Enter a world where harpies torment mortals, the Argonaut Orpheus sings, the mighty god Zeus wages war on the Titans, and Prometheus steals fire. Author weaves the tales of Jason and his Argonauts with classic Greek mythology to create this epic.
- E. P. Dutton & co
According to Christian mythology, the Holy Grail was the dish, plate, or cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper, said to possess miraculous powers. This is the first volume of the Story of the Grail, compiled from a 16th-century copy of the original.