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Turkish Folktales (The World's Greatest Myths and Legends)

Turkish Folktales (The World's Greatest Myths and Legends)

Current price: $9.99
Publication Date: April 25th, 2023
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Turkish tales bring the stories of Asia, Europe and Arabia into a unique melting pot of fables, fairy tales and folklore.

With a new introduction, the Turkish folk tales in this collection are curious and bizarre, beautiful and delightful, combining elements of ancient Anatolian folklore with Slavonic, Scandinavian and Arabian influences. Entertaining and exuberant, they shame the more prosaic fairy stories of other traditions with tales such as 'How Cobbler Ahmet Became the Chief Astrologer', 'The Horse-Devil and the Witch', 'How the Devil lost his Wager', 'The Prayer Rug and the Dishonest Steward', 'Paradise Sold by the Yard', 'The Cinder-Youth', 'The Metamorphosis' and 'The Forty Princes and the Seven-Headed Dragon'.
FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and myth, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic.

About the Author

Nathan Young is a lecturer at the Ohio State University. He completed his master’s degree in Turkish Folklore at Ege University in Izmir, Turkey and his PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University. His current research considers nostalgic visions of Turkish history that will accompany Turkey’s 2023 centennial celebrations.

Jake Jackson has written, edited and contributed to over 20 books on mythology and folklore. Related works include studies of Babylonian creation myths, the philosophy of time and William Blake's use of mythology in his visionary literature.