Among The Mermaids

Author: Ventura, Varla
Editor: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1578635454
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From Homer's Odyssey to Pirates of the Caribbean, Mermaids have fascinated popular culture for centuries. Among the Mermaids is an enchanting collection of classic stories, facts, and tales of mermaids from around the world that will thrill every lover of this romanticized mythological creature. Compiled by Book of the Bizarre author and Magical Creature devotee Varla Ventura, Among the Mermaids includes turn of the century tales of merfolk from Bret Harte, T. Crofton Croker, and W.B. Yeats, along with tantalizing trivia, facts, first-hand accounts, and speculations about mermaids in popular culture. Some facts about the fluid and the fair from the book: Many people believe today that early explorer sightings of mermaids were manatees. (Scurvy + many days away from your lady = a blubbery creature looking supple and bodacious.)Blackbeard, the fierce and terrible pirate, was afraid of his crew being lured into a watery grave by mermaids, so he ordered his ships to avoid certain areas reputed to have a high number of mermaid sightings.Since 2009, the town of Kiryat Yam, Israel has offered a prize of $1 million dollars to anyone who can prove the mermaid off their coast is real. The prize remains unclaimed.

Among The Mermaids

Author: T. Crofton Croker
Editor: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1619400111
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Varla Ventura, fan favorite on Huffington Post’s Weird News, frequent guest on Coast to Coast, and bestselling author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces a new Weiser Books Collection of forgotten crypto-classics. Magical Creatures is a hair-raising herd of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s affectionate and unerring eye for the fantastic. From the infamous story of T. Crofton Croker's The Soul Cages to a detailed description of a 19th century aquarium, this collection of mermaid stories and folklore will thrill any lover of the most romanticized mythological creature in our history--mermaids.

The Yankee Among The Mermaids

Author: William Evans Burton
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A Cape Codder Among The Mermaids

Author: William Evans Burton
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Among Renegade Mermaids

Author: Jay Hahn
Editor: River Dragon Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0982136102
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The Mermaid Of Druid Lake

Author: Charles Weathers Bump
Editor: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1619400006
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Mermaids are not always found in the sparkling waters of the deep blue sea. Sometimes you find them inland: in lakes, streams, and even in swimming pools. The Mermaid of Druid Lake is about such an inland dwelling water nymph who coaxes two gentlemen into taking her for a joyride around the park. Sweet, humorous, and delightfully Edwardian this 1906 classic tale will delight lovers of the merfolk and folklore alike.

The Little Mermaid

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Editor: Scandinavia Publishing House
ISBN: 8771326820
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Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.

The Penguin Book Of Mermaids

Author: Cristina Bacchilega
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525505571
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Dive into centuries of mermaid lore with these captivating tales from around the world. A Penguin Classic Among the oldest and most popular mythical beings, mermaids and other merfolk have captured the imagination since long before Ariel sold her voice to a sea witch in the beloved Disney film adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid." As far back as the eighth century B.C., sailors in Homer's Odyssey stuffed wax in their ears to resist the Sirens, who lured men to their watery deaths with song. More than two thousand years later, the gullible New York public lined up to witness a mummified "mermaid" specimen that the enterprising showman P. T. Barnum swore was real. The Penguin Book of Mermaids is a treasury of such tales about merfolk and water spirits from different cultures, ranging from Scottish selkies to Hindu water-serpents to Chilean sea fairies. A third of the selections are published here in English for the first time, and all are accompanied by commentary that explores their undercurrents, showing us how public perceptions of this popular mythical hybrid--at once a human and a fish--illuminate issues of gender, spirituality, ecology, and sexuality.

The Girl S Guide To Mermaids

Author: Sheri Johnson
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1429665572
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"Describes the mystery, cool characteristics, and allure of mermaids, including historical and contemporary examples"--

Mermaids 101

Author: Doreen Virtue
Editor: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401938840
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Explores the history of mermaids from Atlantis and beyond while recounting tales about human encounters with merfolk and explaining how mermaid mythologies can teach readers about harnessing the powers of the unconscious mind.

A Mermaid S Tale

Author: Amanda Adams
Editor: Greystone Books Ltd
ISBN: 1553653777
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From the seas of antiquity to the city streets of today, A Mermaid's Tale explores the myth and meanings of the mermaid. Beginning with Melusina, the bathing mermaid par excellence, Amanda Adams goes on to describe the seductive sirens and their honeyed songs, the powerful Arctic sea goddess Sedna, and the long-haired rusalki or Russian lore, among other legendary mermaids. As she tells their stories, she also expresses a love of the mermaid that surely no sea-bound sailor could ever match. Grounded in cultural anthropology, folklore studies, and intellectual rigor, A Mermaid's Tale also draws on literature, poetry, and mythology for its insights. It is a book filled with depth and detail as it describes Adam's swim through the ocean of her own life in search of the unusual, the beautiful, and the perfectly extraordinary.

Rhymes Of A Rover

Author: Forrest Hill Lyons
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The Oxford Handbook Of Victorian Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191653039
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'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as both shaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements—'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and challenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poetic representation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication—provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.

The Mermaids Of Venice

Author: Alison Luchs
Editor: Harvey Miller Pub
ISBN: 9781905375455
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The arts of Renaissance Venice teem with sea monsters. Chief among these are mermaids and mermen, graceful hybrid beings human from the waist up, but with the lower body and tail of a fish, dolphin or sea serpent. Other sea hybrids --- horses, bulls, panthers, even an elephant --- also swim through Venetian art in finned and fish-tailed forms. Such creatures emerge from stone in the shadowy churches and the sunlit courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale, crown the wooden frame of a Giovanni Bellini altarpiece, and encircle the bronze flagpole bases in Piazza San Marco. Their gilded sugar apparitions graced banquet tables for illustrious visitors, and their descendents still glide through the canals in the form of brass seahorses set above the sides of gondolas. Hybrid sea creatures, while not unique to Venice, had obvious relevance for a city whose wealth, power, and physical character depended on the sea. This book focuses on the conceptions of artists who made marine hybrids some of the most engaging inventions of the Renaissance in Venice and its subject city Padua. The chapters deal with five functional contexts in which sea-hybrid imagery spread through Venetian intellectual, religious, political and domestic life. These are book decoration of the 1470s and 80s, a key source of inspiration for the following four; tomb monuments of the 1480s and 90s; church decoration of the same years, particularly at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, where pagan sea hybrids found Christian meanings; centers of political activity, including civic settings in Venice and the ducal palace in Ferrara, where a powerful mainland patron employed Venetian artists; and finally, private homes, where owners could hold small bronze sea hybrids in their hands, often as objects for use. A prologue introduces the "heritage of monsters" from the ancient and medieval worlds, the better to show how Venetian artists adapted these to new purposes. According to context and artistic interpretation, the Venetian sea creatures considered may appear as ceremonious emblem-bearers; unruly and libidinous monsters; representatives of the pagan world vanquished by Christianity; yearning spirits; sensuous and genial denizens of a golden age; aquatic angels, and of course, symbols of the sea. In one remarkable case, a late fifteenth-century poet envisioned the city of Venice appearing to him, in a dream, in the form of a mermaid. These wide-ranging sea creatures are brought together here as bearers of various messages related to their Venetian setting, and as a source of delight.

Superstitions Of Sailors

Author: Angelo Solomon Rappoport
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3 D Coloring Book Mermaids

Author: Scott Altmann
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048648422X
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A fantastic underwater world springs to 3-D life with illustrations of winsome water nymphs. After coloring, put on the enclosed 3-D glasses and see the mermaids float off the page.

The Paranormal 13 13 Free Books Featuring Witches Vampires Werewolves Mermaids Psychics Loki Time Travel And More 1 Bonus

Author: Christine Pope
Editor: Frostbite Publishing
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THE PARANORMAL THIRTEEN 14 full length paranormal and urban fantasy novels featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more! Darkangel by Christine Pope Twin Souls by K.A. Poe The Girl by Lola St Vil Rest for the Wicked by Cate Dean Drowning Mermaids by Nadia Scrieva I Bring The Fire by C. Gockel The Witch Hunter by Nicole R Taylor Beyond the Fortuneteller’s Tent by Kristy Tate Nolander by Becca Mills The Medium by C.J. Archer Dream Student by J.J. DiBendetto Deception by Stacy Claflin The Black Parade by Kyoko M The Thought Readers by Dima Zales Download your FREE LIMITED TIME release now! Free, Boxed Set, vampires, mermaids, psychics, gods, werewolves, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, teen, collection, anthology

Herman Melville Typee Omoo Mardi Loa 1

Author: Herman Melville
Editor: Library of America
ISBN: 1598533452
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This first volume of The Library of America's three-volume edition of the complete prose works of Herman Melville includes three romances of the South Seas. Typee and Omoo, based on the young Melville's experiences on a whaling ship, are exuberant accounts of the idyllic life among the "cannibals" in Polynesia. They remained his most popular works well into the 20th century. Mardi("the world" in Polynesian) is a mixture of love story, adventure, and political allegory, set on a mythical Pacific island, that looks forward to the complexities of Moby-Dick. Together, these three romances give early evidence of the genius and daring that make Melville the master novelist of the sea and a precursor of modernist literature. Two companion volumes--Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick and Herman Melville: Pierre, Israel Potter, The Piazza Tales, The Confidence Man, Uncollected Prose, and Billy Budd complete this edition of Melville's prose.

The Mermaids Of Eldoris

Author: Pj Ryan
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Michelle loves everything about her home under the sea. She and her mermaid friends can play for hours, swimming among the fish and the coral.But her mother is the queen and Michelle is about to be crowned a princess--a fact that she is not entirely happy about because it means she'll be destined to stay inside the Coral Palace.She wants adventure and she's heard rumors about another world--another kind of creature--living above the sea. Creature called humans.What happens when a young mermaid leaves the safety of her home for waters unknown?If you like magic, kid's fairy tales and stories with heart, you'll love The Mermaids of Eldoris series!

American Incarnation

Author: Myra Jehlen
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674024274
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In exploring the origins and character of the American liberal tradition, Myra Jehlen begins with the proposition that the decisive factor that shaped the European settlers' idea of "America" or the "American" was material rather than conceptual--it was the physical fact of the land. European settlers came to a continent on which they had no history, bringing the ideology of liberal individualism, which they projected onto the land itself. They believed the continent proclaimed that individuals were born in nature and freely made their own society. An insurgent ideology in Europe, this idea worked in America paradoxically to empower the individual and to restrict social change. Jehlen sketches the evolution of the concept of incarnation through comparisons of American and European eighteenth-century naturalist writings, particularly Emerson's Nature. She then explores the way incarnation functions ideologically--to both enable and curtail action--in the writing of fiction. Her examination of Hawthorne and Melville shows how the myth of the New World both licensed and limited American writers who set out to create their own worlds in fiction. She examines conflicts between the exigencies of narrative form and the imperatives of ideology in the writings of Franklin, Jefferson, Emerson, and others. Jehlen concludes with a speculation on the implication of this original construction of "America" for the United States today, when such imperial concepts have been called into question.