Taken with the grain of salt that anything can be better conveyed and all things will have holes in the narrative, Kinglsey did a magnificent job at speaking so plainly about his Christian perspective on the Greek heroes. It was absolutely delightful.
The read was smooth and easy. The characters were gripping ...more
The stories are abridged; a godsend compared to reading the (very long poem) 'Argonautica' of Apollonius Rhodius, which I did before reading K ...more
what i found most interesting about these tales weren't the stories themselves, but the way the author writes them from a christian perspective. though part of the book title is 'for my children', i never considered that he would s ...more
But the stories themselves, wonderful.
I hate audio books.
This more than covered my expectations. It was written in nice, simple language. Had I found this book as a kid I think it would have been one of my favourites, but even now it held a distinct charm, and I didn't want it to end.
He was educated at Helston Grammar School before studying at King's College London, and the University of Cambridge. Charles entered Magdalene College, Cambridge in 1838, and graduated in 1842. He chose to pursue a ministry in the church....more