Maori Tales and Legends

Maori Tales and Legends : Collected and Retold (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Maori Tales and Legends: Collected and Retold From a vast mass Of legendary tales, rich in variants, and recorded Often in a fragmentary manner, I have chosen those in this little volume as the Oldest and best known amongst the natives. I have endeavoured to adhere to the true spirit Of the tales themselves, and to give them the form, expression, and speech characteristic of the country and clever native race. The Maoris, as a rule, are eloquent, and their language is full of metaphor and poetical allusion, and musical with open vowels. Every syllable ends with a vowel, every vowel is sounded, and that according to the Italian method. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 295g
  • English
  • 37 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1330121309
  • 9781330121306
  • 1,032,104