Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the word and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. For 75 years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology-from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom. This exciting new deluxe, large-format hardcover edition, published in celebration of the book's 75th anniversary, will be beautifully packages and fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned four-color art, making it a true collector's item.
In celebration of of the 75th anniversary of this classic bestseller, this stunningly illustrated, beautifully packaged, larger-format hardcover edition will be beloved by fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology of all ages.
About the Author
Edith Hamilton (1868-1963) was born of American parents in Dresden, Germany, and grew up in Indiana. Through the first quarter of the twentieth century she was the headmistress of the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. Upon retiring, she began to write about the civilizations of the ancient world and soon gained world renown as a classicist. Her celebrated and bestselling books include Mythology, The Greek Way, The Roman Way, and The Echo of Greece. She regarded as the high point of her life a 1957 ceremony in which King Paul of Greece named her an honorary citizen of Athens.
Sure beats the bible
Great stories and very well told. Beautiful pictures.
Excited to read after I give it a clean.
Super excited to read this, flipping through it looks amazing. Disappointed with how it arrived - needs to be stored in a plastic sleeve as whoever's was handling and packing this clearly had sticky hands as you can see in the pics.
The Gold Standard
Supremely good. The best introduction you can buy to introduce yourself to the Greek mythos and begin looking at the great, foundational works of Western civilisation: The Iliad, etc. can't recommend this enough. The book and dust jacket look great. Illustrated...
Beautifully Produced Book!
This really is a celebration of this classic rendering of the Greek, Roman and Norse myths, by Edith Hamilton. (You only have to see how long it's been in print and how much second-hand copies are fetching, to know why they did it.) Beautifully bound, illustrated and set...
Book looks great but grubby
Book looks fab and really interesting, but like other reviewers mine arrived with grubby paw prints and scratches on the book jacket that was also poorly fitted. A small thing, but when you buy a new book you don’t expect it to be grubby and tatty looking.....
Entertaining, interesting read!
I have always had an interest in mythology so when I saw this book, I had to get it. The book is bigger and chunkier then I was expecting and is made really well. It reads easy and the design and illustrations for the book make it all the more beautiful. I would recommend...
I’m sorry but why can’t I rate this 10 stars??? 5 stars does not do it justice. I haven’t even read it yet but delivery was way quicker than expected, packaged in bubble wrap to protect it and the sheer size of this book is incredible. Pages are so pristine with beautiful...
Definitely a good buy!
Ordered it Sunday and got it Tuesday. Haven’t read it yet but looks amazing! It’s got more information than I expected. I definitely recommend it to anyone especially if you’re into Mythology.