The Age of Fable

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.05 hours)
Product Number: Z100128483
Released: Aug 25, 2017
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ISBN: #9781538482346
Narrator/s: Mary Woods
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Many of the world's travails may be traced to the displacement of mythology by the age of science. Knowledge today is often deemed useful only if it enlarges our possessions or raises our station in society. If instead, the criterion were to make us happier and more virtuous, mythology would have retained its proper place in society. The Age of Fable is Thomas Bulfinch's brilliant reconstruction of the ancient myths and legends that form the backbone of western culture. Drawn from a variety of classic sources, including Ovid's Metamorphoses, Egyptian myths, Eastern mythology, and Hindu, Norse, and Celtic works, these selections form a remarkable tapestry of human endeavor: dreams, illusions, adventures, and loves. Included are the legends of Cupid and Psyche, Venus and Adonis, Hero and Leander, Hercules, and many others.

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Author(s): Thomas Bulfinch
Original Publish Date: Aug 01, 2017

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Author(s): Thomas Bulfinch
Product Number EB00051343
Released: Nov 20, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470379452
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Author(s): Thomas Bulfinch
Narrator(s): Mary Woods
Product Number DD7180
Released: Jun 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470887704

Professional reviews

"The Age of Fable, first published in 1855, is a rather stuffy and provincial reference work intended to illuminate the many references to Greek and Roman mythology in "elegant" literature. It may still serve that purpose, but its plodding retellings of the ancient tales do not invite extended reading. Thus, it is a puzzling choice for a completely unindexed audiobook. Reader Mary Woods does as much with this bloodless text as anyone could, reading in a clear and pleasant voice without attempting to inject drama where there is none. One wonders how she stayed awake. J.N. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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