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By Thomas Bulfinch

ISBN-10: 1593082738

ISBN-13: 9781593082734

One of many best popularizers of classical studying within the 19th century, Thomas Bulfinch made the myths and legends of the traditional and medieval international to be had to American audiences via his 3 decisive works, The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, and Legends of Charlemagne, jointly released and widely recognized as Bulfinch’s Mythology.   

A banking clerk by way of day, Bulfinch spent his nights skillfully weaving usually disparate models of classical and medieval mythology right into a coherent entire. The thoroughness with which he combed via his resources made his mythological books regular reference courses for a few years, whereas the energy of his storytelling enthralled generations of readers.

Written to “teach mythology now not as a research yet as a rest from study,” those undying volumes span the a while: The Age Of Fable describes the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome, in addition to the mythology of the Germanic tribes, England, and the close to East; The Age of Chivalry tells the tale of King Arthur and his courtroom, Lancelot and Guinevere, and the demise of Arthur; and Legends of Charlemagne provides an exhilarating account of the reign of the 1st nice French emperor, his wars, and his conquests. 

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