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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.

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Synopsis:

An unabridged edition of the greatest stories ever told as chronicled by Thomas Bulfinch available in paperback.

Almost one hundred and fifty years ago, Thomas Bulfinch collected the great tales of the gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman antiquity; of Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths; and of the age of chivalry in a series of notes for himself. He reprised the stories and related them to contemporary literature and art, making his work an invaluable guide to nineteenth-century culture. Over time, he published his notes in three volumes — The Age of Fable (1855), The Age of Chivalry (1858), and the Legends of Charlemagne (1863) — each of which is reproduced here in its entirety.

Bulfinch gives us the myths of Zeus and Hera, Venus and Adonis, Daphne and Apollo, and the gods of Mount Olympus; the love story of Pygmalion and Galatea; the epics of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Ulysses and Aeneas; the legends of Valhalla and Thor; and the tales of Beowulf, King Arthur, and Robin Hood. The stories are told clearly by Bulfinch, who was keen to amuse as well as to educate. As he wrote: "Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated".

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375751479
Foreword:
Manguel, Alberto
Author:
Modern Library
Foreword by:
Manguel, Alberto
Foreword:
Manguel, Alberto
Author:
Bulfinch, Thomas
Author:
Manguel, Alberto
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Charlemagne
Subject:
Romances, English.
Subject:
Charlemagne - Romances
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
mythology;reference;folklore;classics;fiction;religion;myth;history;non-fiction;charlemagne;classic;literature;greek;chivalry;arthurian;legends;myths;greece;gods;medieval;ancient greece;anthology;fables;legend;rome;greek mythology;king arthur;fantasy;midd
Subject:
mythology;reference;folklore;classics;fiction;religion;myth;history;non-fiction;charlemagne;classic;literature;greek;chivalry;arthurian;legends;myths;greece;gods;medieval;ancient greece;anthology;fables;legend;rome;greek mythology;king arthur;fantasy;midd
Subject:
mythology;reference;folklore;classics;fiction;religion;myth;history;non-fiction;charlemagne;classic;literature;greek;chivalry;arthurian;legends;myths;greece;gods;medieval;ancient greece;anthology;fables;legend;rome;greek mythology;king arthur;fantasy;midd
Subject:
mythology;reference;folklore;classics;fiction;religion;myth;history;non-fiction;charlemagne;classic;literature;greek;arthurian;legends;chivalry;myths;greece;gods;medieval;ancient greece;legend;fables;anthology;rome;king arthur;greek mythology;fantasy;midd
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
888
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 1.79 in 1.4375 lb

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"Synopsis" by , An unabridged edition of the greatest stories ever told as chronicled by Thomas Bulfinch available in paperback.

Almost one hundred and fifty years ago, Thomas Bulfinch collected the great tales of the gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman antiquity; of Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths; and of the age of chivalry in a series of notes for himself. He reprised the stories and related them to contemporary literature and art, making his work an invaluable guide to nineteenth-century culture. Over time, he published his notes in three volumes — The Age of Fable (1855), The Age of Chivalry (1858), and the Legends of Charlemagne (1863) — each of which is reproduced here in its entirety.

Bulfinch gives us the myths of Zeus and Hera, Venus and Adonis, Daphne and Apollo, and the gods of Mount Olympus; the love story of Pygmalion and Galatea; the epics of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Ulysses and Aeneas; the legends of Valhalla and Thor; and the tales of Beowulf, King Arthur, and Robin Hood. The stories are told clearly by Bulfinch, who was keen to amuse as well as to educate. As he wrote: "Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated".

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