The Age of Chivalry


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Thomas Bulfinch explains the his work is "an attempt to 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) (10 hr 32 min)

Chapters

Prefaces 18:40 Read by Marlim
KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS Ch 01: Introduction 25:35 Read by TriciaG
Ch 02: The Mythical History of England 20:40 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 03: Merlin 13:15 Read by B. G. Oxford
Ch 04: Arthur 24:55 Read by B. G. Oxford
Ch 05: Arthur (continued) 22:43 Read by B. G. Oxford
Ch 06: Sir Gawain 7:32 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 07: Caradoc Briefbras 9:35 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 08: Launcelot of the Lake 28:25 Read by Anders Lankford
Ch 09: The Adventure of the Cart 14:20 Read by Anders Lankford
Ch 10: The Lady of Shalott 9:09 Read by Evan Barnes
Ch 11: Queen Guenever's Peril 7:56 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 12: Tristram and Isoude 18:18 Read by J. Rebecca Franklin
Ch 13: Tristram and Isoude (continued) 14:51 Read by Barry Eads
Ch 14: Sir Tristram's Battle with Sir Launcelot 7:51 Read by Kristine Bekere
Ch 15: The Round Table 11:21 Read by Kristine Bekere
Ch 16: Sir Palamedes 7:56 Read by Kristine Bekere
Ch 17: Sir Tristram 8:31 Read by Kristine Bekere
Ch 18: Perceval 17:04 Read by Anders Lankford
Ch 19: The Sangreal, or Holy Graal 11:32 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 20: The Sangreal (Continued) 11:31 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 21: The Sangreal (Continued) 20:24 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 22: Sir Agrivain's Treason 14:55 Read by LaraC, Louisville, KY
Ch 23: Morte d'Arthur 25:02 Read by TriciaG
THE MABINOGEON Introductory Note, Ch 01: The Britons 14:16 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 02: The Lady of the Fountain 12:02 Read by TriciaG
Ch 03: The Lady of the Fountain (Continued) 21:01 Read by Andrew Coleman
Ch 04: The Lady of the Fountain (Continued) 18:28 Read by David Barnes
Ch 05: Geraint, the Son of Erbin 23:41 Read by Russ Clough
Ch 06: Geraint, the Son of Erbin (Continued) 16:37 Read by Russ Clough
Ch 07: Geraint, the Son of Erbin (Continued) 23:08 Read by Russ Clough
Ch 08: Pwyll, Prince of Dyved 12:55 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 09: Branwen, the Daughter of Llyr 17:16 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 10: Manawyddan 22:07 Read by Sibella Denton
Ch 11: Kilwich and Olwen 25:33 Read by Kalynda
Ch 12: Kilwich and Olwen (Continued) 13:37 Read by Kalynda
Ch 13: Taliesin 16:20 Read by Alison Raouf
HERO MYTHS OF THE BRITISH RACE: Beowulf; Cuchulain, Champion of Ireland; Herewa… 23:30 Read by Barry Eads

Reviews

excellent review


(5 stars)

I really enjoyed the variety of volunteers reading the tales of King Arthur. It was especially fun when people were able to do voices for the heroes and heroines.


(5 stars)

A very good book I love the book great readers

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