Bulfinch's Mythology The Age of Fable

Bulfinch's Mythology The Age of Fable

by Rev. E.E. Hale
     
 
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

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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: 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492114031
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/08/2013
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.99(d)

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