The Legends of Charlemagne


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Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867) explains the his work is "an attempt tell the stories of mythology in such a manner as to make them a source of amusement. We have endeavored to tell them correctly, according to the ancient authorities, so that when the reader finds them referred to he may not be at a loss to recognize the reference. Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education."

The Bulfinch version of myth presents the myths in their literary versions, without unnecessary violence, sex, psychology or ethnographic information. The Bulfinch myths are an indispensable guide to the cultural values of the American 19th century. (Summary from Wikipedia)

This is the third of Bulfinch's series of three mythologies. LibriVox recordings of the first two books are at: The Age of Fable The Age of Chivalry

(9 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Introduction 22:29 Read by Jacquerie
The Peers, or Paladins 17:47 Read by Sibella Denton
The Tournament 20:28 Read by Jacquerie
The Seige of Albracca pt 1 14:16 Read by Jacquerie
The Seige of Albracca pt 2 13:22 Read by Jacquerie
Adventures of Rinaldo and Orlando 29:16 Read by Jim Clevenger
The Invasion of France pt 1 18:49 Read by Sibella Denton
The Invasion of France pt 2 23:20 Read by William Peck
Bradamante and Rogero 22:52 Read by William Peck
Astolpho and the Enchantress 29:30 Read by Susie G.
The Orc 17:36 Read by esegovis
Astolpho's Adventures continued, and Isabella's begun 14:18 Read by Ann Boulais
Medoro 17:55 Read by Ann Boulais
Orlando Mad 18:34 Read by Ann Boulais
Zerbino and Isabella (3363 words) 20:59 Read by Ann Boulais
Astolpho in Abyssinia (2807 words) 16:59 Read by Ann Boulais
The War in Africa pt 1 12:45 Read by Sibella Denton
The War in Africa pt 2 12:28 Read by Sibella Denton
Rogero and Bradamante 14:29 Read by Sibella Denton
Rogero and Bradamante pt 2 13:20 Read by Sibella Denton
The Battle of Roncesvalles pt 1 13:02 Read by Robert White
The Battle of Roncesvalles pt 2 20:25 Read by Robert White
Rinaldo and Bayard 11:59 Read by Sibella Denton
Death of Rinaldo 11:48 Read by Sibella Denton
Huon of Bordeaux pt 1 17:15 Read by Jacquerie
Huon of Bordeaux pt 2 25:23 Read by Jacquerie
Huon of Bordeaux pt 3 16:45 Read by Jacquerie
Ogier the Dane pt 1 21:41 Read by Jacquerie
Ogier the Dane pt 2 17:11 Read by Jacquerie
Ogier the Dane pt 3 23:16 Read by Jacquerie