The Illustrated Bulfinch's Mythology: The age of fable, Issue 1

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Macmillan USA, 1997 - Religion - 256 pages
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Here are the world's most-loved stories, in a dynamic visual tour de force for today's readers. Each timeless myth is superbly presented in story form and enhanced with original art work by world-renowned artist Giovanni Caselli. Though Bulfinch's has been heralded for more than a century, it has never been published in so beautiful and accessible a format. Evocative four-color illustrations, many full-page, bring to life key events and characters of these universal tales and sagas -- from the Greek and Roman pantheon of gods to the heroes of the Crusades, from the exploits of Robin Hood to the feats of Richard the Lionheart. As enjoyable now as when Bulfinch first assembled them, these selections come from a variety of works -- Ovid's classic Metamorphoses, Egyptian myths, Eastern mythology, and Hindu, Norse, and Celtic sources. Together they form a remarkable tapestry of human endeavor: dreams, illusions, adventures, loves lost and loves found. In this handsome series, they speak to us afresh, across the ages, vivified through Caselli's inspired art. Original footnotes, indexes, and prefaces make this series not only entertaining, but completely authoritative as well.

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Contents

Thomas Bulflnch
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Introduction
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Apollo and DaphnePyramus
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Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Thomas Bulfinch was a respected scholar who lived from 1796-1867. He is best known for his "Mythology, " which popularized myth and fable.

JULIET SHARMAN-BURKE is a practicing analytic psychotherapist who has taught tarot and astrology for twenty years. She is the author of "The Complete Book of Tarot," "Mastering the Tarot" and, with Liz Greene, the "The Mythic Tarot" card and book set. She lives in England. GIOVANNI CASELLI is a well known illustrator noted for his work regarding the classical world and its literature, art, symbol and myths. He lives in Italy.

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