- CreateSpace Publishing
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.67(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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 withliterature 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.
- ">European & Russian Folklore & Mythology
- ">Fairy Tales - Other
- ">Fantasy - Other
- ">Fiction Classics - Other
- ">Greco-Roman Folklore & Mythology
- ">Mythology - General & Miscellaneous
- ">World History - General & Miscellaneous
where can i download Bulfinch's Mythology free ebook pdf kindle online textbook epub electronic book Bulfinch's Mythology full ebook review amazon ebay collections for android or mobile Bulfinch's Mythology for iphone, ipad txt format version, file with page numbers You can also buy order purchase Bulfinch's Mythology Kindle Edition with Audio Multimedia CD Video Hardcover New or used, Mass market paperback, cheap Audiobook price
Bulfinch's mythology coloring book (Open Library)Bulfinch's mythology coloring book by Steven Zorn, Read/Download The Basic Oxford Picture Dictionary English-Spanish / Edition 2 (eBook) online free pdf 1989,Running Press edition, in English
Download EBOOK Gods and Heroes Bulfinches Mythology.Download EBOOK Gods and Heroes Bulfinches Mythology: Gods and Heroes PDF for free Read/Download Slave to Love ebook free pdf
Oxford Picture Dictionary English Brazilian PortugueseRead and Download Ebook Oxford Picture Dictionary English Brazilian Portuguese PDF at Our Huge Library 2/12 Oxford Picture Dictionary English Brazilian Portuguese Publications 09/28/1996 New Edition
Shark Skin Suite Serge Storms 18 Tim Dorsey -Read and Download Ebook Shark Skin Suite Serge Storms 18 Tim Dorsey PDF at Our Huge Library. 3/12 Shark Skin Suite Serge Storms 18 Tim Dorsey. If you want to.
Polycom Soundpoint Ip 600 Manual -Read and Download Ebook Polycom Soundpoint Ip 600 Manual PDF at Our Huge Library. 3/12 Polycom Soundpoint Ip 600 Manual. If you need to look for another.
Bulfinch's Mythology - 2020okFree Books > Children's Books > Literature > Fairy Tales, in rodeo Folk Tales & Myths > Greek & Roman > Bulfinch's Mythology
Treasury Of Greek Mythology - EBOOK DOWNLOAD |.Treasury Of Greek Mythology 4.90(w) x. Download Treasury Of Greek Mythology Book or Ebook File with PDF Epub Audio and Full format File