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The Golden Swan: An East Indian Tale of Love from The Mahabharata

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The ancient Indian poem The Mahabharata is the source and inspiration for this book. Lush in its language and imagery, it is the story of perfect mates kept apart by time and fate. Their heartbreaking separation and reunion make for a poignant tale of true love bitter and sweet.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Bantam Skylark
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This is a fun, short story. Fun to read if you like fairytales (I do).
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Mayer spins an original tale inspired by the ancient Sanskrit poem, The Mahabharata. Golden swans with red-tipped wings are emissaries of the gods in this tale of thwarted love.
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Marianna Mayer lives in Roxbury, Connecticut.
"I see folktales and myths as humankind's first stories," says Marianna Mayer. "They are a kind of collective dreaming, filled with timeless symbols and images we can all relate to, regardless of age or culture. And, much as an oyster must be disturbed by a grain of sand in order for the pearl to be created, I often choose to retell stories in which I
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