Church. Greek Gulliver

Today's free book is The Greek Gulliver; stories from Lucian by Alfred J. Church (1891), with illustrations by C.O. Murray. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available to read online at Hathi Trust (I have not checked other online sources).


Table of Contents

Lucian Starts On A Journey, And Is Carried A Long Way
The Battle And The Treaty
Of The Moon-Folk And Their Manners And Customs
Lucian Comes To Lantern-City
Lucian And His Men Are Swallowed Up
Lucian Defeats His Neighbours
The Battle Of The Islands
Lucian Escapes From The Beast, And Comes To The Sea Of Milk And Cheese Island
The Travellers Meet The Cork-Foot-Folk, And Come To The Island Of The Blessed
The Island Of The Blessed
The Inhabitants Of The Island Of The Blessed
Lucian Talks With Homer. — Games Are Celebrated In The Island
The Island Is Invaded. — The Flight Of The Fair Helen
Lucian Bids Farewell To King Rhadmanthus And Departs. — He Visits The Abode Of The Wicked
The Island Of Dreams. — Lucian Visits Calypso
Lucian Sees The Pumpkin Pirates, And Other Strange Creatures And Things
The Ocean Forest. — The Ox-Headed People And Other Marvels


Ranger-Gull. Ulysses the Wanderer

Today's free book is The adventures of Ulysses the wanderer by C. Ranger-Gull (1902) with illustrations by W.G. Mein. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Hathi Trust (I have not checked for other online sources).


Table of Contents

Brief Account of Principal Characters in the Odyssey
The First Episode—How They blinded the Son of Poseidon
The Second Episode—The Adventure of the Palace in the Wood
The Third Episode—How Ulysses walked in Hell, and of the Adventure of the Sirens and Scylla
The Fourth Episode—How Ulysses lost his Merry Men and came a Waif to Calypso with the Shining Hair
The Last Episode—How the King came Home again after the Long Years


Clarke. Story of Ulysses

Today's free book is Story of Ulysses by M. Clarke (1900). For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Hathi Trust (I have not checked for other online sources).


Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Troy
2. Judgment of Paris
3. Abduction of Helen
4. The Trojan War
5. The Odyssey
6. The Gods

Story of Ulysses
1. Feigning Madness
2. The Wooden Horse
3. Among the Ciconians
4. The Lotus Eaters
5. The Land of the Cyclops
6. In the Cyclops' Cave
7. Polyphemus punished
8. The King of the Winds
9. Among the Laestrygonians
10. In Circe's Isle
11. In the Regions of the Dead
12. Dread Sights in Pluto's Realm
13. Circe's Prophecy and Warning
14. The Sirens
15. Scylla and Charybdis
16. The Oxen of the Sun
17. In Calypso's Island
18. Minerva visits Telemachus
19. Penelope's Web
20. Telemachus goes on a Voyage
21. Telemachus visits King Nestor
22. In the Palace of Menelaus
23. The Old Man of the Sea
24. The Dream of Penelope
25. A Voyage on a Raft
26. Cast Ashore in Phaeacia
27. The Palace of Alcinous 1
28. Honored by the Phaeacians
29. Ithaca at Last
30. Disguised as a Beggar
31. EuM/Sus, the Swineherd
32. Telemachus returns to Ithaca
33. Telemachus meets his Father
34. The Insolent Goatherd
35. The Faithful Dog Argus
36. The Beggar Irus
37. Discovered by the Scar
38. The Vision of Penelope
39. The Warning of Theoclymenus
40. The Contest of the Bow
41. The Destruction of the Suitors
42. Penelope Happy
43. A League of Peace



Lucian. Dialogues of courtesans

Today's free book is Dialogues of courtesans by Lucian (1902).

The book is available to read online at Hathi Trust (I have not checked other online sources).


Beckwith. Hawaiian Mythology

Today's free book is Hawaiian Mythology by Martha Beckwith. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

This book is available at Sacred Texts, and the links below are to that online edition of the book.



Part One: The Gods
I. Coming of the Gods
II. Ku Gods
III. The God Lono
IV. The Kane Worship
V. Kane and Kanaloa
VI. Mythical Lands of the Gods
VII. Lesser Gods
VIII. Sorcery Gods
IX. Guardian Gods
X. The Soul After Death

Part Two: Children of the Gods
XI. The Pele Myth
XII. The Pele Sisters
XIII. Pele Legends
XIV. Kamapua‘a
XV. Hina Myths
VI. Maui the Trickster
XVII. Aikanaka-Kaha‘i Cycle
XVIII. Wahieloa-Laka Cycle
XIX. Haumea

Part Three. The Chiefs
XX. Papa and Wakea
XXI. Genealogies
XXII. Era of Overturning
XXIII. Mu and Menehune People
XXIV. Runners, Man-Eaters, Dog-Men
XXV. The Moikeha-La‘a Migration
XXVI. Hawaiiloa and Paao Migrations
XXVII. Ruling Chiefs
XXVIII. Usurping Chiefs

Part Four. Heroes and Lovers in Fiction
XXIX. Kupua Stories
XXX. Trickster Stories
XXXI. Voyage to the Land of the Gods
XXXII. Riddling Contests
XXXIII. The Kana Legend
XXXIV. The Stretching-Tree Kupua
XXXV. Romance of the Swimmer
XXXVI. Romance of the Island of Virgins
XXXVII. Romances of Match-Making
XXXVIII. Romances of the Dance
XXXIX. Wooing Romances

Colum. The Bright Islands (Hawaii)

Today's free book is The Bright Islands by Padraic Colum with illustrations by Juliette May Fraser, and published for the Hawaiian Legend and Folklore Commission. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Hathi Trust.


I. Kings of the Islands 
Moi-keha the Voyager and the Sons of Moi-keha
Umi the Conqueror
Ka-welo: The Overthrower of the Giant Champion
Ka-meha-meha the Great

II. In the Bright Islands
The Story of Ta-whaki
The Story of Rata the Grandson of Tawhaki
How Hina Voyaged to the Island of the King of the Fishes
The Little People of Ao-tea-roa

III. The Princess of Pali-uli

IV. Skies, Lands, and Waters
Companion-in-Suffering-in-the-Glade
Le-pe the Bird-Maiden, and How Her Brother Kauilani Sought for Her and Found Her
When the Little Blond Shark Went Visiting
Kaulu, the World's Strongest Boy
How Kana Brought Back the Sun and Moon and Stars After They Had Been Taken Away


Buckley. Old Tales of Greece

Today's free book is Children of the Dawn: Old Tales of Greece by Elsie Finnimore Buckley with illustrations by Frank C. Pape. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at  Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and Hathi Trust. You can get a free Kindle ebook from Amazon too!


The Riddle of the Sphinx
Eros and Psyche
Hero and Leander
The Sacrifice of Alcestis
The Hunting of the Calydonian Boar
The Curse of Echo
The Sculptor and the Image
The Divine Musician
The Flight of Arethusa
The Winning of Atalanta
Paris and Oenone

Lang. Stories from the Iliad

Today's free book is Stories from the Iliad, or, The Siege of Troy by Jeannie Lang. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at the Baldwin Project, Hathi Trust, and Google Books.


What Led to the Seige of Troy 
How Achilles and Agamemnon Fell Out
The Council
The Fight Between Paris and Menelaus
How Menelaus was Wounded
Hector and Andromache
The Fight Bewteen Hector and Ajax
The Burning of the Dead and the Battle of the Plai
The Message to Achilles
The White Horses of Rhesus
The Fighting on the Plain
How Patroclus Fought and Died
The Rousing of Achilles