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The inspiring adventures and stirring deeds of three of the greatest heroes of mythology spring to vivid life in these pages. Charles Kingsley, author of The Water-Babies and one of the Victorian age's most brilliant storytellers, recounts for young readers the legendary feats of Perseus, Jason, and Theseus.

Rash and angry in his vow to slay Medusa the Gorgon, Perseus is cunning and patient in his quest. With the help of Athené's shield and Hermes' winged sandals, he faces the creature with writhing snakes for hair and rescues a princess chained to a rock. Fifty brave men known as the Argonauts join Jason in a treacherous journey across stormy, monster-infested seas in the search for the golden fleece of a magical ram. And Theseus sails off to Crete aboard a black-sailed ship with seven maidens and seven youths, all of them intended as sacrifices to the Minotaur—a fiend with the body of a man, the head of a bull, and the deadly teeth of a lion.

"There are no fairy tales like these old Greek ones," Kingsley notes, "for beauty, and wisdom, and truth, and for making children love noble deeds . . . for each of us has a Golden Fleece to seek, and a wild sea to sail over ere we reach it, and dragons to fight ere it be ours." This edition of his retellings of the immortal tales features sixty imaginative illustrations.

Synopsis:

One of the Victorian age's great storytellers recounts Perseus' quest to slay the Medusa, the search for the Golden Fleece, and Theseus' encounter with the deadly Minotaur. 60 illustrations.

Synopsis:

One of the Victorian age's great storytellers recounts Perseus' quest to slay the Medusa, the search for the Golden Fleece, and Theseus' encounter with the deadly Minotaur. 60 illustrations.

Synopsis:

The inspiring adventures and stirring deeds of three of the greatest heroes of mythology spring to vivid life in these pages. Author of The Water-Babies and one of the Victorian age's most brilliant storytellers, Charles Kingsley recounts Perseus' quest to slay the Medusa; Jason and the Argonauts' search for the Golden Fleece; and Theseus' encounter with the deadly Minotaur. Sixty imaginative illustrations complement these captivating retellings of the legends.

Table of Contents

  The First Story--Perseus

I. How Perseus and his Mother came to Seriphos

II. How Perseus vowed a Rash Vow

III. How Perseus slew the Gorgon

IV. How Perseus came to the Æthiops

V. How Perseus came Home again

  The Second Story--The Argonauts

I. How the Centaur trained the Heroes on Pelion

II. How Jason lost his Sandal in Anauros

III. How they built the Ship "Argo" in Iolcos

IV. How the Argonauts sailed to Colchis

V. How the Argonauts were driven into the Unknown Sea

VI. What was the End of the Heroes?

  The Third Story--Theseus

I. How Theseus lifted the Stone

II. How Theseus slew the Devourers of Men

III. How Theseus slew the Minotaur

IV. How Theseus fell by his Pride

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486448541
Author:
Kingsley, Charles
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Illustrator:
Squire, M. H.
Illustrator:
Mars, E.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Heroes -- Mythology -- Greece.
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Children's Classics
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in 0.72 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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One of the Victorian age's great storytellers recounts Perseus' quest to slay the Medusa, the search for the Golden Fleece, and Theseus' encounter with the deadly Minotaur. 60 illustrations.

"Synopsis" by ,
One of the Victorian age's great storytellers recounts Perseus' quest to slay the Medusa, the search for the Golden Fleece, and Theseus' encounter with the deadly Minotaur. 60 illustrations.

"Synopsis" by ,
The inspiring adventures and stirring deeds of three of the greatest heroes of mythology spring to vivid life in these pages. Author of The Water-Babies and one of the Victorian age's most brilliant storytellers, Charles Kingsley recounts Perseus' quest to slay the Medusa; Jason and the Argonauts' search for the Golden Fleece; and Theseus' encounter with the deadly Minotaur. Sixty imaginative illustrations complement these captivating retellings of the legends.

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