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Mythology

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

Edith Hamilton Jim Tierney

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Grand Central Publishing
01 March 2011
For decades readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting and fascinating world of Western mythology. From Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom, Edith Hamilton's classic collection not only retells these stories with brilliant clarity but shows us how the ancients saw their own place in the world and how their themes echo in our consciousness today.

An essential part of every home library, MYTHOLOGY is the definitive volume for anyone who wants to know the key dramas, the primary characters, the triumphs, failures, fears and hopes first narrated thousands of years ago - and still spellbinding to this day.
By:   Edith Hamilton
Illustrated by:   Jim Tierney
Imprint:   Grand Central Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 147mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   270g
ISBN:   9780446574754
ISBN 10:   0446574759
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   01 March 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Edith Hamilton (12 August 1867-31 May 1963) was an American educator and author who was recognised as the greatest woman classicist of her time. The New York Times has described her as the classical scholar who 'brought into clear and brilliant focus the Golden Age of Greek life and thought...with Homeric power and simplicity in her style of writing'.

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

No one in modern times has shown us more vividly than Edith Hamilton 'the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome.' Filtering the golden essence from the mass of classical literature, she proved how applicable to our daily lives are the humor and wisdom of more than 2,000 years ago. --New York Times Edith Hamilton retells the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths with a sure taste and scholarship that help to restore their quality as perennial and refreshing fables about human nature, including our own. --The New Yorker


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