The Age of Fable

or, Beauties of Mythology

Cover image for

Download


Author: Thomas Bulfinch
Published: 1855
Language: English
Wordcount: 142,969 / 414 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.5
LoC Categories: AG, BL
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 11,385
mnybks.net#: 1299
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

his right hand launched it against the charioteer, and struck him at the same moment from his seat and from existence! Phaeton, with his hair on fire, fell headlong, like a shooting star which marks the heavens with its brightness as it falls, and Eridanus, the great river, received him and cooled his burning frame. The Italian Naiads reared a tomb for him, and inscribed these words upon the stone:

"Driver of Phoebus' chariot Phaeton, Struck by Jove's thunder, rests beneath this stone. He could not rule his father's car of fire, Yet was it much so nobly to aspire"

[Footnote: See Proverbial Expressions]

His sisters, the Heliades, as they lamented his fate, were turned into poplar trees, on the banks of the river, and their tears

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

10,000 Dreams Interpreted
by Gustavus Hindman Miller
Criminal Psychology
by Hans Gross
Roget's Thesaurus
by Anonymous
Ioläus
by Edward Carpenter
The Art of Money Getting
by P.T. Barnum
Chess Strategy
by Edward Lasker
The Age of Fable
by Thomas Bulfinch
The 2008 CIA World Factbook
by US Central Intelligence Agency
Business Hints for Men and Women
by Alfred Rochefort Calhoun

See more popular titles from this genre.