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Bulfinch's mythology, Thomas Bulfinch

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Bulfinch's mythology
Title
Bulfinch's mythology
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Bulfinch
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity; Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths; and the age of chivalry have been known. The stories are divided into three sections: The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes (first published in 1855); The Age of Chivalry (1858), which contains King Arthur and His Knights, The Mabinogeon, and The Knights of English History; and Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages (1863). For the Greek myths, Bulfinch drew on Ovid and Virgil, and for the sagas of the north, from Mallet's Northern Antiquities. He provides lively versions of the myths of Zeus and Hera, Venus and Adonis, Daphne and Apollo, and their cohorts on Mount Olympus; the love story of Pygmalion and Galatea; the legends of the Trojan War and the epic wanderings of Ulysses and Aeneas; the joys of Valhalla and the furies of Thor; and the tales of Beowulf and Robin Hood. The tales are eminently readable. As Bulfinch wrote, "Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated. Our book is an attempt to solve this problem, by telling the stories of mythology in such a manner as to make them a source of amusement." Thomas Bulfinch, in his day job, was a clerk in the Merchant's Bank of Boston, an undemanding position that afforded him ample leisure time in which to pursue his other interests. In addition to serving as secretary of the Boston Society of Natural History, he thoroughly researched the myths and legends and copiously cross-referenced them with literature and art. As such, the myths are an indispensable guide to the cultural values of the nineteenth century; however, it is the vigor of the stories themselves that returns generation after generation to Bulfinch
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Bulfinch's mythology, Thomas Bulfinch
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0415/92035376.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The three works, popularly known as Bulfinch's mythology, were originally written and published separately
  • Includes indexes
Contents
The age of fable -- The age of chivalry -- Legends of Charlemagne
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Modern Library ed.
Extent
xv, 862 p.
Isbn
9780679600466
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92035376
Note
  • Spec. Coll. Sontag copy is part of a collection (Collection 892). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Books from the library of Susan Sontag. Item is in box 444.
  • Spec. Coll. Sontag copy: Illustrated dust jacket. Gray cloth over boards, stamped in gilt and blind. White and brown endpapers illustrated with publisher's logo.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26722697
  • ucoclc26722697
Label
Bulfinch's mythology, Thomas Bulfinch
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0415/92035376.html
Publication
Note
  • The three works, popularly known as Bulfinch's mythology, were originally written and published separately
  • Includes indexes
Contents
The age of fable -- The age of chivalry -- Legends of Charlemagne
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Modern Library ed.
Extent
xv, 862 p.
Isbn
9780679600466
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92035376
Note
  • Spec. Coll. Sontag copy is part of a collection (Collection 892). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Books from the library of Susan Sontag. Item is in box 444.
  • Spec. Coll. Sontag copy: Illustrated dust jacket. Gray cloth over boards, stamped in gilt and blind. White and brown endpapers illustrated with publisher's logo.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26722697
  • ucoclc26722697

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