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Age of Fable, Part 1 | [Thomas Bulfinch]

Age of Fable, Part 1

Ancient myths speak eloquently of the affairs of immortal gods and shining heroes, while linking us to our cultural history. Bulfinch captures these fables in one graceful, lyrical collection which has been an enduring success for over 140 years. Now, through George Guidall’s lucid two-part narration, The Age of Fable takes on new life and power. Part One includes the fascinating tales of Prometheus, Hercules, and Ulysses.
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Narrator George Guidall provides a splendid narration of this two-part classic reference work. In Part 1, Bulfinch suggests that this work is for the listener who wants to understand literary allusions, since many derive from stories found in mythology. Under Guidall’s artistry, poetry from Lord Byron and Milton illustrate the point, while familiar stories such as those of King Midas, Pygmalion, the Golden Fleece, Ulysses, and many others are told exactly as they should be, as if your favorite uncle were reading to you. Stories that have multiple versions are told more faithfully and more thrillingly here, thanks to Guidall.

Publisher's Summary

Ancient myths speak eloquently of the affairs of immortal gods and shining heroes, while linking us to our cultural history. Bulfinch captures these fables in one graceful, lyrical collection which has been an enduring success for over 140 years. Now, through George Guidall’s lucid two-part narration, The Age of Fable takes on new life and power. Part One includes the fascinating tales of Prometheus, Hercules, and Ulysses. Part Two completes the collection with the adventures of Aeneas, Thor, Beowulf, and other heroes.

Public Domain (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC

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    This book is not a new slant on the tales of Greece and Rome by any other writer. There are better tellers of the same stories in the market

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