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The Age of Fable or the Beauties of Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
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Jul 27, 2009

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bookshelves: fantasy, literature, classic

Classic, well written, informative, beautifully researched, and with careful and delicious verbosity which tends to add to rather than detract from the subject matter. It's a very fine reference guide for people who already have a pretty good handle on Greek Mythology, and a pretty good guide for those who do not.

Look, there are better book out there. Even better books in this specific category; but I really think Bulfinch's Mythology, of which this book is a part, is something everyone should own. It's like Bartlett’s Quotations, man: You just have to be familiar with it. Well, in my opinion. I'm sort of a literary snob. Or a literate snob. Either way.

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