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Moon Box

Moon Box

Legends, Mystery, and Lore from Luna

Edited by John Miller,and Tim Smith

The mysterious allure of the moon has never been more attractively presented than in The Moon Box. This elegant collection of four strikingly illustrated books examines the moon's pull on our psyches with a selection of fables, spells, and chants; werewolf legends; myths of the moon; goddess worship; and tales of fanciful trips to the moon, all packaged in a luminous blue slipcase. Scrupulously researched by editor and writer Tim Smith and John Miller, who has compiled numerous anthologies for Chronicle Books, The Moon Box makes an imaginative, literary gift.

Moon Lore
Humanity's age-old fascination with the moon in its many guises inspires this colorful compendium of lunar poems, chants, fables, and curses, from medieval spells to parlor games to zodiacal information.

The Were-Wolf
The most chilling tales about moon-transformed creatures are compiled in this haunting volume, ingeniously printed in white type on black pages from such authors as Angela Carter, Lord Byron, Guy de Maupassant, and Bram Stoker.

"Somnium" & Other Trips to the Moon
A selection of science fiction stories about trips to the moon fill this engaging compilation, among them fantastic tales from Edgar Allen Poe, H. G. Wells, and Johannes Kepler.

The Moon Goddess
This anthology of historical and modern writers on the subject of women's mystical connection to the moon includes myths and musings by Sylvia Plath, Zsuzsanna Budapest, Anne Sexton, Joseph Campbell, and others.

More Details

Size: 3-3/4 x 6-1/2 x 5 in;
Pages: 480 pp;
Over 20 Two-Color Illustrations per book
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780811810609
ISBN10: 811810607
John Miller has edited a number of intriguing anthologies for Chronicle Books, including Lust and White Rabbit. He runs Big Fish Books, a packaging company in San Francisco.

Tim Smith is a San Francisco-based writer and co-editor, with John Miller, of several anthologies.