Synopses & Reviews
Canand#8217;t keep all your gods and goddesses straight? Wondering about mythological references in classic literature? Bulfinchand#8217;s Mythology
offers approachable accounts of ancient legends in a compilation of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, banker and Latinist. This volume includes all three of Bulfinchand#8217;s original titles: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry,
and The Legends of Charlemagne.
Bulfinch states his purpose for the book clearly: and#147;Our work is not for the learned, nor for the theologian, nor for the philosopher, but for the reader of English literature . . . who wishes to comprehend the allusions so frequently made by public speakers, lecturers, essayists, and poets, and those which occur in polite conversation.and#8221; This compilation was widely used as the authoritative text on mythology in schools for over a century.
Lexile score: 1190L
About the Author
Thomas Bulfinch was an American writer born in Newton, MA. Stephanie L. Budin earned her Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Camden, NJ.