Author: Edith Hamilton
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company 1942
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Telling Tales; Mount TBR; Fall into Reading
How I Got It: I own it!
Since its original publication by Little, Brown & Company in 1942, this author’s Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world & established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, & mass market paperback. Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern readeer the Greek, Roman & Norse myths & legends that are the keystone of Western culture – the stories of gods & heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.
This is definitely a book I’ve been meaning to read for years. Years, I tell you! And finally I got around to it. The book did not disappoint. Hamilton’s tome is the definitive source for Greek and Roman myths. Unfortunately, at times the prose becomes a bit convoluted. Maybe it’s just the time period the book was written. I found myself skipping the commentary passages to get to the stories. Those I loved! That said, I wanted an actual commentary on some of the stories; maybe more history on the stories. At any rate, I did enjoy my time reading through the stories. After reading, I had the urge to watch a good movie based off of the stories, but unfortunately there aren’t many. Maybe I should just watch a cheesy version… like Clash of the Titans.