The Resource Bulfinch's Greek and Roman mythology: : the age of fable, Thomas Bulfinch, (ebook)

Bulfinch's Greek and Roman mythology: : the age of fable, Thomas Bulfinch, (ebook)

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Bulfinch's Greek and Roman mythology: : the age of fable
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Bulfinch's Greek and Roman mythology:
Title remainder
the age of fable
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Thomas Bulfinch
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Age of fable
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eng
Summary
First published in 1855, Bulfinch's Mythology has introduced generations of readers to the great myths of Greece and Rome, as well as time-honored legends of Norse mythology, medieval, and chivalric tales, Oriental fables, and more. Readers have long admired Bulfinch's versions for the skill with which he wove various versions of a tale into a coherent whole, the vigor of his storytelling, and his abundant cross-references to poetry and painting, demonstrating the relationship of literature and art. Now The Age of Fable, the first section of the Mythology, is available in this inexpensive, highly readable edition. Drawing on the works of Homer, Ovid, Virgil, and other classical authors, as well as an immense trove of stories about the Norse gods and heroes, The Age of Fable offers lively retellings of the myths of the Greek and Roman gods: Venus and Adonis, Jupiter and Juno, Daphne and Apollo, and many others. The myths and legends so vividly retold in this volume underlie much of the art, literature, and culture of Western civilization. As Bulfinch put it, "Without a knowledge of mythology, much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated." With this inexpensive edition of The Age of Fable, readers can immerse themselves in these seminal myths, increasing their appreciation and understanding of Western culture, while enjoying the myths purely as the great stories they are
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Midwest
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1796-1867
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Bulfinch, Thomas
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292.1/3
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no index present
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fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Dover thrift editions
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  • Mythology
  • Mythology, Classical
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adult
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Bulfinch's Greek and Roman mythology: : the age of fable, Thomas Bulfinch, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780486114873
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11602713
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remote
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11602713
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MWT11602713
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Bulfinch's Greek and Roman mythology: : the age of fable, Thomas Bulfinch, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486114873
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11602713
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11602713
System control number
MWT11602713
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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