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Bulfinch's Mythology

by Thomas Bulfinch

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About This Item

The classic concatenation of Bulfinch's four books of mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, and Legends of Charlemagne. This copy has been slightly rebound by the library, but has all the pages in place and the book itself is tight.

Synopsis

For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths, and the age of chivalry have been known. The forerunner of such interpreters as Edith Hamilton and Robert Graves, Thomas Bulfinch wanted to make these stories available to the general reader. A series of private notes to himself grew into one of the single most useful and concise guides to literature and mythology. The stories are divided into three sections: The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes (first published in 1855); The Age of Chivalry (1858), which contains King Arthur and His Knights, The Mabinogeon, and The Knights of English History; and The Legends of Charlemagne or The Romance of the Middle Ages (1863). For the Greek myths, Bulfinch drew on Ovid and Virgil, and for the sagas of the north, from Mallet's Northern Antiquities. provides lively versions of the myths of Zeus and Hera, Venus and Adonis, Daphne and Apollo, and their cohorts on Mount Olympus; the love story of Pygmalion and Galatea; the legends of the Trojan War and the epic wanderings of Ulysses and Aeneas; the joys of Valhalla and the furies of Thor; and the tales of Beowulf and Robin Hood.

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On Jul 31 2020, a reader said:
Many years ago when I was in grade school I discovered this book in the library... I checked it out for 2 years in a row without ever getting caught at ..

if its the edition I recall, it informed my eye as an artist, with its many exquisite plates of Greek and (mostly) Roman sculpture... I was spellbound!

(I was also sent to the principals office in fourth grade for drawing nudes, and subsequently promoted to 6th grade art classes.)

I remember the publishers mark right there on the front of the book. I've been looking for many years to find this and once again wonder over the beauties of ancient art and The myth that imbued it with spirit and soul. SO glad I found this! Will order with joy, and appreciate

its priced within the range that most can afford... for me its a lifetime joy revisited. T

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Bookseller
BRYAN BUNCH BOOKS US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
5021
Title
Bulfinch's Mythology
Author
Thomas Bulfinch
Illustrator
Elinore Blaisdell
Format/Binding
Green cloth with gold art on front cover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Ex-Library
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Thomas Y. Crowell Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1947
Pages
958
Size
5.5 x 8 in.
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
mythology, fables, myths, legends, Charlemagne
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