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Mythology: The Illustrated Anthology of World Myth and Storytelling

by C. Scott Littleton

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A short little book. ( )
  ShelleyAlberta | Jun 4, 2016 |
An extensive, but definitely not intensive illustrated anthology of World mythology, this is a good, basic introduction, although if you want or require details, this might not necessarily be the book for you. For me personally, although I found the information presented interesting, I also found the sections rather frustrating, as there was never enough detail presented to satisfy me (I would have gladly sacrificed some of the many illustrations, photographs etc. for more historical information, for more in-depth analysis and explanation). I do believe that for those readers who just want a very basic introduction to world mythology, Mythology is great reference book to have on hand (although the sheer size of it might also make this book somewhat problematic, as it certainly is not very portable). In my opinion, this book actually begs to be rereleased as a more portable tome, perhaps one containing just the printed information and a maybe a select few of the illustrations. As it stands now, the book is over 600 pages long and seems to weigh a tonne (probably not a tonne, but it sure felt that way when I dropped the book on my poor toes last week). ( )
1 vote gundulabaehre | Mar 31, 2013 |
Book Description: DUNCAN BAIRD PUBLISHERS 2002. Publisher: DUNCAN BAIRD PUBLISHERS Year Of Publication: 2002Pages: 688Publication Country: UK Dimensions: 273Format: hardback big book Grade A. Brand new - never been read. 688pp.
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
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Myths are the timeless expression of the imagination born out of the need to make sense of the universe. Moving across the centuries, they resonate with our deepest feelings about the fragility and grandeur of existence. Mythology is a comprehensive, richly illustrated survey of the mythic imagination in all its forms around the world, from the odysseys, quests and battles of ancient Greece and Rome to the living beliefs of indigenous cultures in the Americas, Africa and Oceania. Looking at each major myth-making culture in turn, this book retells some of the most significant and captivating stories in a lively, contemporary style. Generously illustrated with more than 700 color photographs, Mythology brings you the vibrant stories that echo time and again in our lives.… (more)

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