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Bulfinch's Mythology By Thomas Bulfinch
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Explore the mythology behind books like those in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series with the ultimate guide to myths and legends! Discover the original stories of Perseus, Hercules, Pegasus,... More > the Oracles, the Labyrinth, and the Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, and demigods. Includes Arthurian, Asian, Nordic, and French myths and legends.< Less
Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, Stories of Gods and Heroes By Thomas Bulfinch
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The religions of ancient Greece and Rome are extinct. The so-called divinities of Olympus have not a single worshipper among living men. They belong now not to the department of theology, but to... More > those of literature and taste. There they still hold their place, and will continue to hold it, for they are too closely connected with the finest productions of poetry and art, both ancient and modern, to pass into oblivion. We propose to tell the stories relating to them which have come down to us from the ancients, and which are alluded to by modern poets, essayists, and orators. Our readers may thus at the same time be entertained by the most charming fictions which fancy has ever created, and put in possession of information indispensable to every one who would read with intelligence the elegant literature of his own day.< Less
Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Chivalry, Legends of King Arthur By Thomas Bulfinch
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ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ, the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute of a national government. Numerous chiefs, more or less powerful,... More > held local sway, as far as each could enforce his dominion, and occasionally those chiefs would unite for a common object; but, in ordinary times, they were much more likely to be found in hostility to one another. In such a state of things, the rights of the humbler classes of society were at the mercy of every assailant; and it is plain that, without some check upon the lawless power of the chiefs, society must have relapsed into barbarism. Such checks were found, first, in the rivalry of the chiefs themselves, whose mutual jealousy made them restraints upon one another; secondly, in the influence of the Church, which, by every motive, pure or selfish, was pledged to interpose for the protection of the weak.< Less
Bulfinch's Mythology: Legends of Charlemagne, Romance of the Middle Ages By Thomas Bulfinch
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Those who have investigated the origin of the romantic fables relating to Charlemagne and his peers are of opinion that the deeds of Charles Martel, and perhaps of other Charleses, have been blended... More > in popular tradition with those properly belonging to Charlemagne. It was indeed a most momentous era; and if our readers will have patience, before entering on the perusal of the fabulous annals which we are about to lay before them, to take a rapid survey of the real history of the times, they will find it hardly less romantic than the tales of the poets.< Less
Bulfinch’s Mythology, All Volumes: "Age of Fable," "The Age of Chivalry," "The Boy Inventor," "Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages," "Poetry of the Age of Fable" "Oregon and Eldorado, or Romance of the Rivers," (Hardcover) By Thomas Bulfinch
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Thomas Bulfinch's compendium of Greek, Norse and Anglo-Saxon myths and legends offers superb insight into the origins, themes and contexts of ancient stories. This edition unites all volumes into a... More > single, overarching text perfect for referencing, and inclusive of a lengthy, comprehensive glossary. Bulfinch's Mythology is a crucial text for enthusiasts of ancient myths and lore, as well as students and teachers of classics or ancient literature. It offers a well-researched, literate and comprehensive narration upon legends both renowned and obscure, with insight into the cultures and societies which birthed these stories plentiful. A large portion of this work concerns the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. All the famous characters of Arthurian lore are present; Lancelot, Merlin, Queen Guinevere (Guenever), Tristham and Isolde, Percival and others make their due appearance.< Less
Bulfinch’s Mythology, All Volumes: "Age of Fable," "The Age of Chivalry," "The Boy Inventor," "Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages," "Poetry of the Age of Fable" "Oregon and Eldorado, or Romance of the Rivers," By Thomas Bulfinch
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Thomas Bulfinch's compendium of Greek, Norse and Anglo-Saxon myths and legends offers superb insight into the origins, themes and contexts of ancient stories. This edition unites all volumes into a... More > single, overarching text perfect for referencing, and inclusive of a lengthy, comprehensive glossary. Bulfinch's Mythology is a crucial text for enthusiasts of ancient myths and lore, as well as students and teachers of classics or ancient literature. It offers a well-researched, literate and comprehensive narration upon legends both renowned and obscure, with insight into the cultures and societies which birthed these stories plentiful. A large portion of this work concerns the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. All the famous characters of Arthurian lore are present; Lancelot, Merlin, Queen Guinevere (Guenever), Tristham and Isolde, Percival and others make their due appearance.< Less
The Age of Fable By Thomas Bulfinch
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Bulfinch’s Mythology, first published in 1855, is one of the most popular collections of mythology of all time. It consists of three volumes: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, and Legends... More > of Charlemagne. This is a recording of the tenth edition of the first volume, The Age of Fable. It contains many Greek and Roman myths, including simplified versions of The Iliad and The Odyssey, as well as a selection of Norse and “eastern” myths. Thomas Bulfinch’s goal was to make the ancient myths accessible to a wide audience, and so it is suitable for children.< Less
The Age of Chivalry By Thomas Bulfinch
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The second part of Thomas Bulfinch's "Mythology" series concentrating on King Arthur and the Age of Chivalry.
The Age of Chivalry By Thomas Bulfinch
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In a time when traditional manly virtues like courage, perseverance, loyalty, honor, the importance of physical strength and martial skill, and (dare we say it!) true, selfless Chivalry have been all... More > but forgotten by American society, there can be no better role model for contemporary boys than the great historical and legendary figure of Arthur, King of the Britons. This classic collection of Arthurian Tales includes both the complete British adventures of King Arthur and His Knights and their generally more mysterious Welsh counterparts, as recounted in the Mabinogeon. Here, also, are the sagas of many great heroes of the British race, including the Danish monster-slayer, Beowulf, Cuchulain, the Champion of Ireland, and the beloved Anglo-Saxon archer/bandit/hero, Robin Hood. Recounted as exciting adventure stories, in plain English, Thomas Bulfinch’s The Age of Chivalry is the most complete – and inspirational – compilation of Arthurian lore available in this or any age.< Less
The Age of Chivalry By Thomas Bulfinch
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Bulfinch's Mythology is a classic retelling of the great myths and legends, from ancient Greece and Rome to the time of Charlemagne. The second volume, reprinted here, focuses on Arthurian legends,... More > and covers such notables as Sir Gawain, Launcelot, Richard the Lion-Hearted, Tristan and Isolde, Robin Hood, and much more.< Less

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