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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 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 Legends of Charlemagne or 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. He 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.

The tales are eminently readable. As Bulfinch wrote, "Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated. . . . Our book is an attempt to solve this problem, by telling the stories of mythology in such a manner as to make them a source of amusement."

Thomas Bulfinch, in his day job, was a clerk in the Merchant's Bank of Boston, an undemanding position that afforded him ample leisure time in which to pursue his other interests. In addition to serving as secretary of the Boston Society of Natural History, he thoroughly researched the myths and legends and copiously cross-referenced them with literature and art. As such, the myths are an indispensable guide to the cultural values of the nineteenth century; however, it is the vigor of the stories themselves that returns generation after generation to Bulfinch.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

The classic collection of the beloved myths and legendary lore. This complete edition includes The Age of Fable, which features tales of the Greek and Roman gods and heroes; The Age of Chivalry, featuring stories of King Arthur and his knights; Legends of Charlemagne, featuring tales of the French king and his court.

Table of Contents

The age of fable — The age of chivalry — Legends of Charlemagne.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780517274156
Author:
Bulfinch, Thomas
Publisher:
Gramercy
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Mythology, classical
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Sale Adult - Literature - Classics & Contemporary
Subject:
Romances
Subject:
Chivalry
Subject:
Folklore -- Europe.
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Series Volume:
no. 23
Publication Date:
19881212
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
B and W ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
1040
Dimensions:
9.56x6.50x2.31 in. 3.42 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The classic collection of the beloved myths and legendary lore. This complete edition includes The Age of Fable, which features tales of the Greek and Roman gods and heroes; The Age of Chivalry, featuring stories of King Arthur and his knights; Legends of Charlemagne, featuring tales of the French king and his court.
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