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Mythical Monsters
     

Mythical Monsters

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by Charles Gould
 

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In Mythical Monsters, author Charles Gould argues that "many of the so-called mythical animals, which throughout long ages and in all nations have been fertile subjects of fact and fiction," are actually creatures that "really once existed, and of which, unfortunately, only imperfect and inaccurate descriptions have filtered down to us, probably very much refracted,

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In Mythical Monsters, author Charles Gould argues that "many of the so-called mythical animals, which throughout long ages and in all nations have been fertile subjects of fact and fiction," are actually creatures that "really once existed, and of which, unfortunately, only imperfect and inaccurate descriptions have filtered down to us, probably very much refracted, through the mists of time."

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ISBN-13:
9780517686362
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1989
Series:
Secret Doctrine Reference Series

Meet the Author

The Author has to express his great obligations to many gentlemen who have assisted him in the preparation of this volume, either by affording access to their libraries, or by furnishing or revising translations from the Chinese, etc.; and he must especially tender his thanks to J. Haas, Esq., the Austro-Hungarian Vice-Consul at Shanghai, to Mr. Thomas Kingsmill and the Rev. W. Holt of Shanghai, to Mr. Falconer of Hong-Kong, and to Dr. N. B. Dennys of Singapore.
For the sake of uniformity, the author has endeavored to reduce all the Romanized representations of Chinese sounds to the system adopted by S. W. Williams, whose invaluable dictionary is the most available one for students. No alteration, however, has been made when quotations from eminent sinologues like Legge have been inserted.

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