Folk-Lore and Legends. ORIENTAL. The East is rich in Folklore, and the lorist is not troubled to discover material. The reader of these tales will observe many points of similarity between them and the popular fictions of the west- similarity of thought and incident- and nothing, perhaps speaks more eloquently the universal brotherhood of man than this oneness of folk-ficton. At the same time, the tales of the East are unique, lighted up as they are by a gorgeous extravagance of imagination which never fails to attract delight. Originally published in 1889 Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.