Bulfinch's Mythology • The Age of Fable [1968 HARDCOVER] BCE • Doubleday

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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable by Thomas Bullfinch and illustrated by Joseph Papin with a foreward by Robert Graves


Rare vintage book club edition.  Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. 

Dust jacket shows some light shelf wear and a few worn edges; looks great in a new archival quality jacket protector.

Book itself is mint; looks and reads like new.

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 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.