Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne

Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne

by Thomas Bulfinch

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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 in 1867. 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.

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

Bulfinch expressly intended his work for the general reader.
"Our work is not for the learned, nor for the theologian, nor for the philosopher, but for the reader of English literature, of either sex, who wishes to comprehend the allusions so frequently made by public speakers, lecturers, essayists, and poets, and those which occur in polite conversation."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532840784
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2016
Pages: 772
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.54(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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