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Canât keep all your gods and goddesses straight? Wondering about mythological references in classic literature? Bulfinchâs Mythology offers approachable accounts of ancient legends in a compilation of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, banker and Latinist. This volume includes all three of Bulfinchâs original titles: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, and The Legends of Charlemagne. Bulfinch states his purpose for the book clearly: âOur work is not for the learned, nor for the theologian, nor for the philosopher, but for the reader of English literature...who wishes to comprehend the allusions so frequently made by public speakers, lecturers, essayists, and poets, and those which occur in polite conversation.â This compilation was widely used as the authoritative text on mythology in schools for over a century.
About: This is an 1881 compilation of Thomas Bulfinch's previous writings: The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes (1855); The Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur (1858); and Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages (1863).
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About: Tomas Bulfinch's wonderful and accessible retelling of the myths of classical antiquity and the fables of the age of chivalry has been renowned for almost 150 years as a rich panorama of gods, goddesses, and heroes, of crusading knights in the Holy Land and outlaw archers in Sherwood Forest.
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