"The figure, without blenching a hair's breadth from the sword which was pointed at his breast, made a solemn pause, and lowered the cape of the cloak from his face, yet sufficiently for the spectators to catch a glimpse of it. But Sir William Howe had evidently seen enough. The sternness of his countenance gave place to a look of wild amazement, if not horror, while he recoiled several steps from the figure, and let fall his sword upon the floor."--See vol. 2, page 20.
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Grimm's Fairy Tales literature essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.
The Canterbury Tales e-text contains the full text of The Canterbury Tales written by Geoffrey Chaucer.
A musical album entitled Tales of Mystery and Imagination by The Alan Parsons Project uses the same title. It contains tracks based on three of these tales and several others, including poetry, with some narration by Orson Welles . Parsons also used the title "The Gold Bug" for a track on his The Turn of a Friendly Card album. The title, and Poe himself, are also mentioned in the Van Morrison song "Fair Play" from the album Veedon Fleece .
Today, for all our costume parties or Halloween celebrations more often than not, these lovable fairy tale characters become our inspiration. We see elves, vampires, witches and the like at most costume parties. And the fairy tale princess in her sparkling white wedding gown marrying the love of her life is still the most sought after dream for many women.