Bulfinch's Mythology The Age of Fable

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Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of general audience works by Latinist and banker Thomas Bulfinch, named after him and published after his death. The work was a highly successful popularization of Greek mythology for English-speaking readers. Carl J. Richard comments that it was "one of the most popular books ever published in the United States and the standard work on classical mythology for nearly a century", until the release of classicist Edith Hamilton's 1942 Mythology:...
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Overview

Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of general audience works by Latinist and banker Thomas Bulfinch, named after him and published after his death. The work was a highly successful popularization of Greek mythology for English-speaking readers. Carl J. Richard comments that it was "one of the most popular books ever published in the United States and the standard work on classical mythology for nearly a century", until the release of classicist Edith Hamilton's 1942 Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes .

The book is a prose recounting of myths and stories from three eras: Greek and Roman mythology, King Arthur legends, and medieval romances. The stories are interspersed with his own commentary and with quotations from the writings of Bulfinch's contemporaries which contain a reference to the story under discussion. This combination of classical elements and modern literature was novel for his time

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  • ISBN-13: 9781492114031
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 8/8/2013
  • Pages: 446
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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