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ISBN13: 9781590172636
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Did I say Greek myths were in? When were they ever out? This collection will rock your socks — with outstanding illustrations, to boot. Even the most experienced Greek god or goddess will pore over Men and Gods with abundant enthusiasm.
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Rex Warner (1905—1986) was an author, translator, and professor of English. Born in Birmingham, England, he was educated at Oxford. Warner was a member of the British Home Guard from 1942 until 1945. He was the Tallman Professor of Classics at Bowdoin College before joining the English faculty at the University of Connecticut in 1962.

 

Edward Gorey (1925–2000) was born in Chicago. He studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago, spent three years in the army testing poison gas, and attended Harvard College, where he majored in French literature and roomed with the poet Frank O’Hara. In 1953 Gorey published The Unstrung Harp, the first of his many extraordinary books, which include The Curious Sofa, The Haunted Tea-Cosy, and The Epiplectic Bicycle.

In addition to illustrating his own books, Edward Gorey provided drawings to countless books for both children and adults. Of these, New York Review Books has published The Haunted Looking Glass, a collection of Gothic tales that he selected and illustrated; The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells; Men and Gods, a retelling of ancient Greek myths by Rex Warner; in collaboration with Rhoda Levine, Three Ladies Beside the Sea and He Was There from the Day We Moved In; and The Unrest-Cure and Other Stories, a collection of tales by Saki.

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Originally published in 1959, this memorable modern work re-creates the classic stories and beloved myths of ancient Greece, including tales of Jason and the Argonauts and Theseus and the Minotaur, among many others. Ppen-and-ink sketches offer a visual interpretation of these great myths.

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peter in port, December 18, 2008 (view all comments by peter in port)
Rex Ward translated these ancient Greek myths into living, captivating stories. I found this to be a thoroughly enjoyable, easily digestible version of the Greek myths, which are a part of a culture. The tales of Hercules, Jason and the Argonauts, Daedalus and Icarus, foundations of modern culture, are all here, well told and splendidly illustrated.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590172636
Author:
Warner, Rex
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Illustrator:
Gorey, Ward
Illustrator:
Gorey, Edward
Author:
Gorey, Edward
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Series:
New York Review Books Classics
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
B/W ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5 x 0.78 in 0.7 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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Did I say Greek myths were in? When were they ever out? This collection will rock your socks — with outstanding illustrations, to boot. Even the most experienced Greek god or goddess will pore over Men and Gods with abundant enthusiasm.

"Synopsis" by , Originally published in 1959, this memorable modern work re-creates the classic stories and beloved myths of ancient Greece, including tales of Jason and the Argonauts and Theseus and the Minotaur, among many others. Ppen-and-ink sketches offer a visual interpretation of these great myths.
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