The Devil’s Bridge – audiobook
Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW (1807 – 1882)
Taken from Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes, Switzerland and Austria: Vol. XVI, edited by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. – Summary by David Lawrence
Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Nature Fiction, Poetry
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)

 

Favorite Fairy Tales - audiobook VARIOUS ( - ) This book of favorite fairy tales was compiled and illustrated by Peter Newell. it includes Jack The Giant Killer; Cinderella; Sleeping Beauty; Little Red Riding Hood; Aladin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Ugly Duckling, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and Rose Red, The Wild Swans, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, and 4 others that are not so famous. The stories included were based upon the those that various famous men remembered as their favorites when Read more [...]
Gawayne and the Green Knight - audiobook Charlton Miner LEWIS (1866 - 1923) Charlton Miner Lewis' version of Gawayne and the Green Knight, a late 14th century alliterative romance, is written in modern language telling the story of the Green Knight's challenge to Gawayne, and the romance between Sir Gawayne and Lady Elfinheart. The name Gawayne is often also spelled Gawain. (Summary by Betsie Bush) Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Fantastic Fiction, Poetry Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
The Wise Woman - audiobook George MACDONALD (1824 - 1905) George MacDonald was an influential Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. MacDonald's works (particularly his fairy tales and fantasy novels) claimed the admiration of such authors as J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Madeleine L'Engle. The Wise Woman fairy tale was one of MacDonald's more popular works. This delightful story describes how a woman of mysterious powers pays visits to two very different young girls: one a princess, Read more [...]
Once on a Time (Dramatic Reading) - audiobook A. A. MILNE (1882 - 1956) This version of the book is done as a Dramatic Reading with various people speaking each characters part. When the King of Barodia receives a pair of seven-league boots as a birthday present, his habit of flying over the King of Euralia's castle during breakfast provokes a series of incidents which escalate into war. While the King of Euralia is away, his daughter Hyacinth tries to rule in his stead and counter the machiavellian Read more [...]

Legend Land audiobook
LYONESSE (? – ?)
“Being a collection of some of the OLD TALES told in those Western Parts of Britain served by the GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, now retold by LYONESSE” (from the subtitle; Lyonesse was the pseudonym for George Basil Barham).
Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)

 

 

Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the King) audiobook SOPHOCLES (497 BC - 406 BC) Oedipus the King (often known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast: Oedipus: Read more [...]
The Day Boy and the Night Girl audiobook George MACDONALD (1824 - 1905) A boy named Photogen, who has never seen the moon, meets a girl named Nycteris, who has never seen the sun. The two of them must escape from the witch Watho. As usual with George MacDonald, this fairy tale has layers of meaning that go deeper than the story on the surface. (summary by L.A. Walden) Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales Language: English (FULL Audiobook)     Read more [...]
Japanese Fairy Tales audiobook Yei Theodora OZAKI (1871 - 1932) First published in 1908, this is a book of "beautiful legends and fairy tales of Japan" that were collected, translated and retold by the author, Yei Theodora Ozaki, who states: "...in telling them I have also found that they were still unknown to the vast majority, and this has encouraged me to write them for the children of the West." In part, the project was the result of a suggestion made by her friend Andrew Lang, another collector Read more [...]
The Book of Dragons audiobook E. (Edith) NESBIT (1858 - 1924) A dragon who flies out of a magical book; one whose purr quiets a fussy baby; another who eats an entire pack of tame hunting-hippopotomuses: These eight dragon tales are filled with the imaginative wit of children's author Edith Nesbit. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden) Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
The Red Fairy Book audiobook Andrew LANG (1844 - 1912) The Red Fairy Book is the second in a series of twelve books known as Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Books. The series was immensely popular and proved of great influence in children's literature, increasing the popularity of fairy tales over tales of real life. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia) Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales Language: English Group: Andrew Lang's Fairy Books (FULL Read more [...]
The Lilac Fairy Book audiobook Andrew LANG (1844 - 1912) Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books are a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources (who had collected them originally), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the Read more [...]
The Blue Fairy Book audiobook Andrew LANG (1844 - 1912) Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book (1889) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was followed by many other collections of fairy tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang's Fairy Books. -Wikipedia Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, *Non-fiction Language: English Group: Andrew Lang's Fairy Books (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
The Yellow Fairy Book audioook Andrew LANG (1844 - 1912) "Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books are a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources (who had collected them originally), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the Read more [...]
The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children Charles KINGSLEY (1819 - 1875) The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children by Charles Kingsley is a collection of three Greek mythology stories: Perseus, The Argonauts, and Theseus. The author had a great fondness for Greek fairy tales and believed the adventures of the characters would inspire children to achieve higher goals with integrity. Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, General Fiction Language: English   Read more [...]
The Book of Hallowe'en audiobook by Ruth Edna Kelley This book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year,—such as May Day, Midsummer, and Christmas. The context is illustrated by selections from ancient and modern poetry and prose, related to Hallowe'en ideas. (Summary by Ruth Kelley, from the Preface)   Read more [...]
The Enchanted Castle: Fairy Tales from Flowerland by Hartwell James (birth/death unknown) Every boy and girl—and for that matter every man and woman, too—rejoices when the winter snows have vanished and the earth once more puts on her beautiful dress of green, for then the flowers wake from their sleep and clothe the earth with beauty. Because all boys and girls love flowers, those of them who read this book will be interested in the beautiful stories they have to tell, loving them even Read more [...]
Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories audiobook VARIOUS ( - ) Since this series of books is intended for all young people from one to one hundred, it opens with about eighty of the old MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES. Nothing better was ever invented to tell to little folks who are young enough for lullabies. Their rhythm, their humor, and thei pith will always cause us to prize them as the Babies' Classics. Editors: Hamilton Wright Mabie, Edward Everett Hale, William Byron Forbush.(Gutenberg Text) Genre(s): Read more [...]