Tales of Troy and Greece

Andrew Lang

Frederick Davidson (Narrator)

09-01-99

8hrs 56min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Historical

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09-01-99

8hrs 56min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Historical

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“A charming volume of evergreen stories, freshly narrated with the deft skill of experience…The stories are ever delightful, and in Mr. Lang’s hands they lose nothing in the telling.” Educational Times

Master storyteller Andrew Lang draws on his classical learning to recount Homeric legends of the wars between the Greeks and the Trojans. Paris, the lovely Helen of Troy, Achilles, Hector, Ulysses, the Amazons, and the Trojan Horse all figure in this magical introduction to one of the greatest legends ever told. Also included in this book are the adventures of Theseus and his dramatic battle with the Minotaur, as well as Jason’s quest for the Golden Fleece and the adventures of Perseus.

Praise

“A charming volume of evergreen stories, freshly narrated with the deft skill of experience…The stories are ever delightful, and in Mr. Lang’s hands they lose nothing in the telling.” Educational Times

“Lang is a capital storyteller…The stories are as charming as have ever come from his pen…a real treasure.” School Journal

“Lang is in his element when he retells the fine old tales from the classics…absorbing…Lang is a safe guide and he loves the stories he tells.” Bookman

“Avoiding the error of condescending to his audiences, [Lang] calls up vivid pictures of the fair Helen and her noble lovers, of Ulysses, Theseus, Perseus, and other gallant warriors.” Bibliophile

“The best book of the kind.” Publishers’ Circular

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Language English
Release Day Aug 31, 1999
Release Date September 1, 1999
Release Date Machine 936144000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Classics, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Fairy Tales
Author Bio
Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang (1844–1912), Scottish man of letters educated at the Edinburgh Academy, St. Andrews, and Balliol College, Oxford, became a prolific and versatile London journalist. He took a leading part in the controversy with Max Müller and his school about the interpretation of mythology and folk tales. He published several volumes of verse and several solid contributions to the study of the philosophy and religion of primitive man. He also wrote the four-volume History of Scotland, A History of English Literature, and many fairy-tale collections, as well as works on Homer, Joan of Arc, Scott, Lockhart, Mary Stuart, John Knox, Prince Charlie, Tennyson, and others.

Narrator Bio
Frederick Davidson

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.

Overview

Master storyteller Andrew Lang draws on his classical learning to recount Homeric legends of the wars between the Greeks and the Trojans. Paris, the lovely Helen of Troy, Achilles, Hector, Ulysses, the Amazons, and the Trojan Horse all figure in this magical introduction to one of the greatest legends ever told. Also included in this book are the adventures of Theseus and his dramatic battle with the Minotaur, as well as Jason’s quest for the Golden Fleece and the adventures of Perseus.

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