From the crossroads of Central Europe come Hungarian stories of adventure, morality, everyday life, fairies and magic.
Hungary nestles in the crossroads of Europe, and so Hungarian culture shares elements from West and East, with a rich tradition of folk beliefs and folktales that have been passed down through the generations. This delightful collection gathers together tales told by the authors and folklorists Baroness Orczy, János Kriza, John Erdélyi and Julius Pap: tales of fairy folk, adventure and adversity, fables and lessons, magical creatures and transformations – from ‘Uletka and the White Lizard’ with its echoes of Snow White, to the adventure of ‘Prince Mirkó’ with its bloodshed and diamond castles.
FLAME TREE 451: From myth to mystery, the supernatural to horror, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic.
About the Author
Boglárka Klitsie-Szabad is a Hungarian ethnographer and storyteller. In 2019 she was awarded the Young Master of Folk Arts state prize as well as the Prima Junior prize for Folk Art and Public Education. She is co-author of Seven Years and Seven Blinks of an Eye: The Tales of Vilmos Csipkés and Other Storytellers from Arló (in Hungarian, 2022).
Jake Jackson has written, edited and contributed to over 20 books on mythology and folklore. Related works include studies of Babylonian creation myths, the philosophy of time and William Blake's use of mythology in his visionary literature.