The Book of Myths

The Book of Myths

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by Jean Lang
     
 

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First published in 1914, Jean Lang's A Book of Myths is a foundational work of modern anthropology covering in breathless style a pantheon of Western mythological figures, ranging from ancient Greece to medieval Scandinavia. In a relaxed, easily readable style, Lang re-tells the big familiar stories and several lesser-known ones.

A look at the diverse

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First published in 1914, Jean Lang's A Book of Myths is a foundational work of modern anthropology covering in breathless style a pantheon of Western mythological figures, ranging from ancient Greece to medieval Scandinavia. In a relaxed, easily readable style, Lang re-tells the big familiar stories and several lesser-known ones.

A look at the diverse chapter heading reveals the breadth of subjects covered:

Prometheus and Pandora, Pygmalion, Phaeton, Endymion, Orpheus, Apollo and Daphne, Psyche, The Calydonian Hunt, Atalanta, Arachne, Idas and Marpessa, Arethusa, Perseus the Hero, Niobe, Hyacinthus, King Midas of the Golden Touch, Ceyx and Halcyone, Aristaeus the Bee-keeper, Proserpine, Latona and the Rustics, Echo and Narcissus, Icarus, Clytie, The Cranes of Ibycus, Syrinx, The death of Adonis, Pan, Lorelei, Freya, Queen of the Northern Gods, The Death of Baldur, Beowulf, Roland the Paladin, The Children of lîr, Deirdrê.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781162595559
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/10/2010
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)

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Jean Lang (1867-1932) is the author of A Book of Myths.

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Book of Myths 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love myths and mythology like I do, a collection like this one is a true blessing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a kids book i would say maybe 13 and up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a truly excellent gift for smart children who are interested in the imaginary world of mythology. I would give it 10 stars if I could.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a kid &I dont like this book. I dint understand it. I'll rate it a 1.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Myths are great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a book that even advanced 9 year old reader can't fully understand this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a reason it is free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG l love this book.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Great Writing....!... Wonderful...! LOVE it...!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE greek myhtholgy it is awesome i know all the greek gods on mount olympus
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is very cool ..... I think
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gr8 book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry i just did not like it all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What myths or stuff is in here?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didnt like AT ALL. Terrible!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What kind of myths are they?some people stink
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not tell what was story and what was not,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not get very cunfusing Should not be it kids section
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHAT!!! This book is very confusing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm 9 and i thing this is the best book ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg i hate this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AT ZODIAC ALL RESULTS~ Virgostar, the young and youthful leader of ZodiacClan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does anything need to be taken care of