Bulfinch's Mythology - Stories of Gods and Heroes

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The myths created by the Greeks and Romans, and the tales of the heroes and heroines that emerged during the Age of Chivalry in Europe, reflect man's enduring emotions: jealousy and hatred, compassion and devotion. They deal with the challenges that still confront man — the search for truth, for a deeper understanding of the natural world, and of man's own nature.

Brought to popularity by American author Thomas Bulfinch, and beautifully recorded here by such esteemed actors as ...

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Overview

The myths created by the Greeks and Romans, and the tales of the heroes and heroines that emerged during the Age of Chivalry in Europe, reflect man's enduring emotions: jealousy and hatred, compassion and devotion. They deal with the challenges that still confront man — the search for truth, for a deeper understanding of the natural world, and of man's own nature.

Brought to popularity by American author Thomas Bulfinch, and beautifully recorded here by such esteemed actors as Olympia Dukakis, Richard Dreyfuss and Edward Herrmann, these tales of Pandora and her fateful box, Apollo playing his lyre, Cupid with his provocative arrows, and others, bring alive the themes, people and places of writings that have survived through the centuries, making this important source of all Western literature available to everyone.

Performed by: Blair Brown, Kate Burton, Richard Dreyfuss, Olympia Dukakis, Peter Gallagher, Edward Herrmann, Cherry Jones, J.K. Simmons and B.D. Wong

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060533243
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/6/2003
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 6 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 2.65 (d)

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Thomas Bulfinch was a respected scholar who lived from 1796-1867. He is best known for his Mythology, which popularized myth and fable.

Olympia Dukakis has worked for more than forty years as an actress, director, producer, teacher, and activist. She received an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actress, the New York Film Critics Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, and the Golden Globe Award for her work in the film Moonstruck. She has also won two OBIE Awards and a cable ACE Award. She lectures on women's issues, on living with osteoporosis and other health issues, and on balancing career and family. She lives in New York City with her husband, actor Louis Zorich. They have three children, Christina, Peter, and Stefan, and two granddaughters, Isabella and Sofia.

Cherry Jones won the Tony® Award for best actress for both The Heiress and Doubt, and received two Tony® nominations for her work in A Moon for the Misbegotten and Our Country's Good; she can be seen in the films The Perfect Storm, Erin Brockovich, The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and Cold Mountain.

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