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The Age of Fable [Kindle Edition]

Thomas Bulfinch
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1128 KB
  • Print Length: 143 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490490612
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084A01CK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,718 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mythology comes alive May 25, 2001
Format:Hardcover
I personally find mythology pretty fascinating. On some levels it is an attempt to explain the human psyche. On others, it is an attempt to answer "why." This text is inferior to no other in its stories of myth and legend. With a twist, the author explains many of the verses and dialogue in many of the classic dramas and writings of some of the world's most famous author's throughout the centuries.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for any bibliophile May 31, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
For anyone who has read or enjoys reading classical English literature, this is a must-have companion. It retells many stories whose characters and events are mentioned in other notable works. I found it quite easy to understand and would recommend it to everyone.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Age of Chivalry April 15, 2009
Format:Paperback
This Better Days Books edition of Thomas Bullfinch's classic "The Age of Chivalry" IS NOT an electronic version, as the misplaced product description on this page implies. It is a vintage reprint edition, in quality trade paperback format, lovingly reproduced with black and white interior illustrations that help to bring these timeless Arthurian tales to full and vibrant life. We here at Better Days Books have tried repeatedly to get the product description on this page corrected, to no avail. This really is a fabulous book that every boy should own - but please be aware that it is just that - a paperback book! Thank you!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars no links in Kindle edition March 3, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The Kindle edition has NO hyperlinks in the document. Since there are 41 chapters, this is a problem. It gets better.

When you search on the word "chapter," or one of the Roman numerals associated with each chapter, none of the 41 chapter beginnings are found, because the chapter heading is an IMAGE, not text.

I'll try other editions, and if needed, a download from Mobi, and report back on whether I can find a version of this book that can be used with a linked Table of Contents.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad in small doses June 10, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed reading this book, just a few sections at a time. It isn't something I'd want to sit down and read cover to cover. The subject matter was interesting, and I loved reading different twists on the traditional stories. It was slow at the beginning, and I wasn't sure I would finish reading it, but it picked up as I got into the tone of it. Some of the parables (for lack of a better word) were silly, but I imagine the adventures during chivalrous times were pretty tame compared to the modern stories we're accustomed to reading. There's not a dragon to slay in every cave, but apparently every cave had a hermit who could offer a place to stay and some sage advice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WELL WORTH A READ May 4, 2013
By hilary
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
ENJOYABLE TO READ AND NOT ONLY FOR ADULTS.
IF I HAD GRANDCHILDREN CLOSE BY, I WOULD LOVE TO READ THESE STORIES TO THEM, AND EVEN MORE ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE CHAOS WE LIVE IN TODAY
HISTORY TEACHES MANY VALUABLE LESSONS WHICH ARE TENDING TO BE IGNORED MORE AND MORE!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent literary work July 11, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
I thought this was a great read. I didn't know many of these mythological stories, esp. the ones from Norse and Celtic traditions. A must read for anyone who is a true bibliophile.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This is a great book to read about some of the different mythologies that others have believed in the past or still might believe in now. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Brian Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars A Treasure and Wonderful Resource
I can't believe it took me this long to read this book!
I grew up loving mythology, and this volume organizes and collects myths in easy to read, vivid short stories. Read more
Published 6 months ago by James Marsh
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!
This is not a real book. It's home-printed pages (in 7-point type) on horrible paper slapped into a cover with no copyright, no publisher nothing. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Hank TD
1.0 out of 5 stars History
I wanted a mystery & got a history book. After reading some at the beginning & checked a couple of the other chapters & read the first or so paragraphs. Read more
Published 7 months ago by happygrandparent
4.0 out of 5 stars Immerse yourself in a bygone and gentler age
Bullfinch's assortment of stories evokes adventure and also suggests what the "real world" may have been like in his time
Published 19 months ago by John Stathakis
3.0 out of 5 stars good but lacking
the book itself is an excellent literary resource for classical literature. the only problem is this specific print does not have the preface and therefore the information about... Read more
Published on October 16, 2011 by working mom
1.0 out of 5 stars Defective Edition
This edition of "The Age of Fable" (published by General Books, paperback) has numerous misprints which make it unreadable. Read more
Published on April 9, 2011 by E
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