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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. Also here are the love story of Cupid and Psyche; the legend of Jason and the Golden Fleece; stories of the Trojan War and the epic journeys of Ulysses and Aeneas; tales of the heavenly abode of Valhalla and the deeds of Thor; and much more.
Lexile Measure: 1190L
©2000. 320 pages, paperback, 5 by 8 inches, middle school/high school.