A World of Tricksters
154 stories from 29 countries. Tricks are subversive actions taken for the real (and ideally legitimate, though perhaps illegal) benefit of the trickster or another person against the unjust behaviour of those with the advantage of class, wealth, authority or physical superiority. That benefit can be material – the saving of life, avoiding injury or capture, economic survival – or the preservation of dignity and a positive self-image through mockery or humiliation as a form of psychological revenge.
Hellhounds and Hero Horses: Beasts of Myth and Legend
227 international stories, anecdotes and incidents about exotic and ordinary creatures, both benevolent and malicious
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