American writer Thomas Bulfinch was one of the most important scholars of world mythology. His nineteenth-century collections of folk literature from Europe and ancient Greece remain some of the most influential works in this field. The collection The Age of Chivalry focuses on romantic, action-packed tales from the King Arthur era.
Long regarded as one of the most significant collectors and interpreters of folklore and mythology, Thomas Bulfinch was an esteemed but not affluent scholar from Massachusetts who set about making the world's folk tales accessible to the lay reader. In this, Bulfinch's first published work, he explores ancient Greek and Roman folk tales and their interpretation by various authors over the course of thousands of years.
Thomas Bulfinch is best remembered as the author of some of the most influential collections of world mythology, but his wide-ranging interests led him to produce books on many other topics, as well. This fascinating volume of essays blends history and travelogue to unfurl the stories of two mighty rivers, the Columbia and the Amazon.
Travel back in time with this collection of fables and legends set in medieval France. Famed folklorist Thomas Bulfinch brings together a carefully curated compendium of stories that are sure to delight. A bevy of damsels in distress and courageous knights populate these pages in tales that veer from action-adventure to romance and back again.