Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

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Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

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Hamilton's brilliant writing, the cover, the layout, the printing, the illustrations, and everything else are done in an excellent manner. As a preface, in the first half of the novel, I knew most of these stories, as I've read a longer account of those stories from Stephen Fry’s Mythology series which begins at the Beginning to Troy (so far). This was great for Greek mythology- with family trees at the back of the book to aid understanding and it was great to see how these heroes and Gods all connect. This is a summary, a boiling-down, a sugar-coating of a topic that frankly could have been presented in a much more academic, dry manner. Hamilton took from the best sources to cobble together slick summaries of all your old time myth favorites.

For more than seven decades readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the enchanting world of mythology — from Odysseus’s adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin’s effort to postpone the final day of doom. Don't get me wrong though, I really enjoyed the book as a whole - especially the stunning artwork, as I'm a sucker for pretty pictures - but not gonna lie, I got confused by all the names and incest and relationships a lot. Registered office address: Unit 34 Vulcan House Business Centre, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EF. Opinions are great, and she often accompanies them with some interesting facts, but I feel like a little more subtlety or, on occasion, impartiality would’ve made it a little less jarring.There are a few inaccuracies, and she barely mentions things like Hercules' trials or the Voyage of the Argo, which are studied in much greater depth generally. Edith Hamilton (1868-1963) was born of American parents in Dresden, Germany, and grew up in Indiana. It does everything it intends, being the perfect primer, before delving into the primary text of Greek Mythology.

It looks really cool and considering the other reviews my book wasn’t damaged at all and arrived it excellent shape!I bought this book, looking forward to (especially) a female viewpoint of comparative mythology from various different countries around the world. Edith Hamilton and her sister were among the first women to audit classes (her sister published an autobiography detailing their life in Germany even).

Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller. Anyways, mythology is always something I was interested in and loved, it's in so much of our everyday life still in the stories we tell and our history. Moreover, the one thing I expect at the very least from an encyclopedia of mythology is a good overview. Well, most of his problem was with those bite-sized little rundowns of the myths, which is what I liked about it. Since then, I’ve discovered that his thinking is not always well regarded, I don’t know enough to comment on this, but from the point of view of style I found this book by Edith Hamilton to speak plainly where I found it easier to follow the stories (as I was not continually left to connect the loose pieces or go back and connect it to another story_.Hamilton's education continued at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut, and at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from which she graduated in 1894 with an M. p>Read about how we’ll protect and use your data in our Privacy Notice. Indeed this book from the 40s gives a superb view of Greek Mythology (includes also Roman and Norse).



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