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2.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 5 2.50 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Bulfinch Narrator: Mary Woods Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: Bulfinch’s Mythology Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455173778
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The Age of Chivalry, Thomas Bulfinch’s masterpiece of history and fable, recounts the legend of Arthur and the Round Table. A timeless tale retold by Milton, Dryden, Tennyson, and writers before and since, the Arthurian legend has metamorphosed from medieval Welsh texts to the French vernacular romances of Chrétien de Troyes, from obscure histories of a British chieftain of the fifth or sixth century to a chronicle of the advent of Christendom in the British Isles. In addition to revivifying these heroes, Bulfinch discusses their role in literature and art and explains the historical events and the worldview of the civilization that created them.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike (the Paladin) | 11/21/2009

    " Again, not the edition I have.

    Good read. Nice introduction to the ledgends of Arthur and the age of chivalry. Especially for young readers this is good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 9/25/2009

    " I didn't finish reading it--it's too dry. It's a good reference book and it could be helpful if you needed to brush up on any Arthurian stories, but it's just so boring that it doesn't matter how many times you re-read a passage, you can be sure to fall asleep. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 10/30/2008

    " Dry, no excitement. Not a big fan of Bullfinch. However, it is concise and gives the information on the myths.
    Depending on what you are looking for, an interesting read or information, will determine whether or not you like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 7/10/2007

    " interesting, although a bit crusty at times. i couldn't keep track of who was doing what, as various persons were presented in something of a blur. but i like reading on knights and chivalry and machismo. "

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About the Author
Author Thomas Bulfinch

Thomas Bulfinch (1796–1867) was educated at Boston Latin, Phillips Exeter, and Harvard. A clerk in the Merchant’s Bank of Boston who wrote books in his spare time, he was the first to create a popular compendium of ancient myths and legends.

About the Narrator

Mary Woods began her career in Washington, DC, where she performed at Ford’s Theater, the Folger Theater, Round House, and Washington Stage Guild. She spent several seasons at New Playwrights’ Theater developing new American plays. She is a veteran narrator of Talking Books for the Library of Congress, and received the Alexander Scourby Narrator of the Year Award for fiction in 1996. Formerly a radio news director, she now hosts a daily local affairs interview program on Catholic Radio, for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. She lives in Albuquerque, where she continues to act on stage and in film. She received her BA at the Catholic University of America in Fine Arts and Drama.