A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (Hardcover)

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Description


Six legends of Greek mythology, retold for children by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Included are The Gorgon's Head, The Golden Touch, The Paradise of Children, The Three Golden Apples, The Miraculous Pitcher, and The Chimaera. In 1838, Hawthorne suggested to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that they collaborate on a story for children based on the legend of the Pandora's Box, but this never materialized. He wrote A Wonder Book between April and July 1851, adapting six legends most freely from Charles Anton's "A Classical Dictionary" (1842). He set out deliberately to modernize the stories, freeing them from what he called cold moonshine and using a romantic, readable style that was criticized by adults but proved universally popular with children. With full-color illustrations throughout by Arthur Rackham.

About the Author


Nathanial Hawthorne was the author of many classics, such as "The Scarlet Letter "and "The House of Seven Gables. "

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679436430
ISBN-10: 067943643X
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: September 27th, 1994
Pages: 260
Language: English