all ebooks in category: Mythology & Folk Tales Literary Criticism (2)

The Phoenix: An Unnatural Biography of a Mythical Beast
English | ISBN: 022619549X | 2016 | EPUB | 496 pages | 7 MB

Arising triumphantly from the ashes of its predecessor, the phoenix has been an enduring symbol of resilience and renewal for thousands of years. But how …

Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0691165122 | PDF | pages: 449 | 21.3 mb

It's a familiar story: a beautiful woman is abducted and her husband journeys to recover her. This story’s best-known incarnation is also a central Greek …