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Bulfinch's Mythology
Bulfinch's Mythology | Bulfinch, Thomas
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Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of general audience works by Latinist and banker Thomas Bulfinch, named after him and published after his death in 1867. The work was a highly successful popularization of Greek mythology for English-speaking readers. The book is a prose recounting of myths and stories from three eras: Greek and Roman mythology, King Arthur legends and medieval romances. Bulfinch intersperses the stories with his own commentary, and with quotations from writings by his contemporaries that refer to the story under discussion. Bulfinch expressly intended his work for the general reader. In the preface to The Age of Fable he states "Our work is not for the learned, nor for the theologian, nor for the philosopher, but for the reader of English literature, of either sex, who wishes to comprehend the allusions so frequently made by public speakers, lecturers, essayists, and poets, and those which occur in polite conversation."
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ravenlee
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#SundayShelfie part 3 - left side of second shelf of myths and legends.

#mythsandlegendsswap

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ravenlee
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I just signed up for the #mythsandlegendsswap that @MeganAnn is hosting! The kiddo is super excited for the junior version. Both forms filled out - let‘s do this!

MeganAnn Yay!! So excited to have you and the kiddo signed up 🎉 Thanks for sharing 😊 3mo
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DarcysMom
Bulfinch's Mythology | Bulfinch, Thomas
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Oh, how I love blatant Victorian judgment! Thank heavens my eyes will be saved from all that is offensive to pure taste and good morals. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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DarcysMom
Bulfinch's Mythology | Bulfinch, Thomas
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Starting my #yearofmythology with this chunkster. 😁

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DarcysMom
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It is always fun to shop your shelves! The tagged book was a happy surprise, I can take it off my list of books to buy. The Herodotus was easy to locate, which was unexpected.

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MoBee
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A must add on to my library.

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Mommamanzi
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whatshesreadingnow Great pic :) 2y
Mommamanzi @whatshesreadingnow Thank you! Wish I could figure out how to get the glare off the picture though! I'm not tech savvy lol. Hope you're having a great day! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I've been meaning to ask how the squirrels are that you rescued? 2y
Mommamanzi @ForeverNerdy One sweet little baby passed. We think it may have had some internal issues due to the fall. The other one is thriving! I get regular updates from the wildlife reserve care taker I took him to. She even said when he is ready to be released she will do it at our house! (edited) 2y
tpixie @Mommamanzi cool update!! 2y
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diovival
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Day 3: #fablesandfolklore

My jam. There will always be room in my house for more folklore.

#uncannyoctober @RealLifeReading

batsy Fab edition of the Bulfinch! I have a very blah Dover paperback edition that needs an upgrade 😉 2y
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Mammaletterario
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Got these today!! It's been a while since I've been able to go to Barnes & Noble!! I've been wanting Bulfinch's Mythology for a while now! B&N has their classic for $5 (less with a membership)!

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ferskner
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I haven't attempted this beast yet...someday... #mythology #aprilbookshowers @RealLifeReading

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Redjewel_7734
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Yeah...I have just a few 🤣 books of #mythology; these are some of the ones I have as physical books #aprilbookshowers

Redjewel_7734 @RealLifeReading You could say it's a bit of an obsession with my boys and me 🤓 2y
diovival Nice!! 2y
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Clare-Dragonfly I have one or two of those but I am impressed by your collection! 2y
Redjewel_7734 @Clare-Dragonfly thankx 😁 2y
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Lcsmcat
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This is the work we used to learn #mythology in English class many, many years ago. #AprilBookShowers @RealLifeReading

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diovival
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LindsayReads Oooh, that's a good one. 2y
Paula3 Yes! Love this spine 2y
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helgagrace
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Next up on Veronica Mars! All about Triton. @surlyspice

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mikagatsby
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Other student: What are you reading?
Me: Bulfinch's Mythology.
Him: Why?
Me: Because I love to read.
Him: Why?
Me: Secret.
Him: Tell me!!!
Me: Sssh my father, Poseidon, told me to read as much as I can while I'm in the mortal world.
Student: *looks at me with a confused face*

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mikagatsby

Other student: What are you reading?
Me: Bulfinch's Mythology.
Him: Why?
Me: Because I love to read.
Him: Why?
Me: Secret.
Him: Tell me!!!
Me: Sssh my father, Poseidon, told me to read as much as I can while I'm in the mortal world.
Student: *looks at me with a confused face*

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Eugeniavb
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So my 10 year old reader is hooked on Percy Jackson and wanted a greek mythology book. So we went and got him a kickass one (and a couple more things 😬)

[DELETED] 2232195534 Yay! Love that Percy and so glad it makes kids want to know more about mythology!! 😀 3y
readinginthedark Success! 3y
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