4) Pagan Papers
This early collection of short works from The Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame will come as a pleasant surprise to fans of his fiction geared for younger audiences. Though sharing the same whimsical irreverence as his juvenile fiction, these essays and sketches are characterized by a dry, sophisticated wit that will appeal to grownups.
Dragons have thrilled the imagination since the days of ancient Greece and Rome. From heroes like Hercules to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, from Frodo in The Hobbit to St. George, generations of heroes—real and fictional—have sought to slay the Great Worms and plunder their treasure troves. This volume collects 25 modern and classic works about dragons (plus a bonus short poem), from Beowulf to the Brothers Grimm, from Lewis...