Mythology by Edith Hamilton [ILLUSTRATED HARDCOVER RE-ISSUE] 1998 • Little Brown

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Mythology by Edith Hamilton with illustrations by Steel Savage.


Hardcover re-issue in beautiful condition.   Some very minor shelf wear to jacket; now housed in a new archival quality brodart jacket protector.

Book itself is near flawless w. a small pub. mark at top of text block and some bumping to top of spine.  Otherwise, clean, tight and unread w/ awesome gold medusa embossed boards.

The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes.

Edith Hamilton's Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture--the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present. We meet the Greek gods on Olympus and Norse gods in Valhalla. We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for countless works of art, literature, and cultural inquiry--from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra. Praised throughout the world for its authority and lucidity, Mythology is Edith Hamilton's masterpiece--the standard by which all other books on mythology are measured.