Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic

Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823 - 1911)

The sea has always been, by the mystery of its horizon, the fury of its storms, and the variableness of the atmosphere above it, the foreordained land of romance. In all ages and with all sea-going races there has always been something especially fascinating about an island amid the ocean. It's very existence has for all explorers an air of magic. The order of the tales in the present work follows roughly the order of development, giving first the legends which kept near the European shore, and then those which, like St. Brandan's or Antillia, were assigned to the open sea or, like Norumbega or the Isle of Demons, to the very coast of America. Every tale in this book bears reference to some actual legend, followed more or less closely, and the authorities for each will be found carefully given in the appendix for such readers as may care to follow the subject further. (Summary by Arnieh)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Arnie Horton
Play 01 01 - Chapter I: The Story of Atlantis ElleyKat
Play 02 02 - Chapter II: Taliessin of the Radiant Brow ElleyKat
Play 03 03 - Chapter III: The Swan-Children of Lir ElleyKat
Play 04 04 - Chapter IV: Usheen in the Island of Youth Arnie Horton
Play 05 05 - Chapter V: Bran the Blessed Arnie Horton
Play 06 06 - Chapter VI: The Castle of the Active Door Lynne T
Play 07 07 - Chapter VII: Merlin the Enchanter Lynne T
Play 08 08 - Chapter VIII: Sir Lancelot of the Lake Lynne T
Play 09 09 - Chapter IX: The Half-Man Garth Burton
Play 10 10 - Chapter X: King Arthur at Avalon Arnie Horton
Play 11 11 - Chapter XI: Maelduin's Voyage Arnie Horton
Play 12 12 - Chapter XII: The Voyage of St. Brandan Arnie Horton
Play 13 13 - Chapter XIII: Kirwan's Search for Hy-Brasail Arnie Horton
Play 14 14 - Chapter XIV: The Isle of Satan's Hand Lynne T
Play 15 15 - Chapter XV: Antillia, the Island of the Seven Cities Timothy Ferguson
Play 16 16 - Chapter XVI: Harald the Viking Lynne T
Play 17 17 - Chapter XVII: The Search for Norumbega asterix
Play 18 18 - Chapter XVIII: The Guardians of the St. Lawrence asterix
Play 19 19 - Chapter XIX: The Island of Demons asterix
Play 20 20 - Chapter XX: Bimini and the Fountain of Youth asterix