The Age of Chivalry

Thomas BULFINCH (1796 - 1867)

Thomas Bulfinch explains the his work is "an attempt to tell the stories of mythology in such a manner as to make them a source of amusement. We have endeavored to tell them correctly, according to the ancient authorities, so that when the reader finds them referred to he may not be at a loss to recognize the reference. Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education."

The Bulfinch version of myth, presents the myths in their literary versions, without unnecessary violence, sex, psychology or ethnographic information. The Bulfinch myths are an indispensable guide to the cultural values of the American 19th century. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prefaces Marlim
00:18:40
Play 01 KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS Ch 01: Introduction TriciaG
00:25:35
Play 02 Ch 02: The Mythical History of England Sibella Denton
00:20:40
Play 03 Ch 03: Merlin B. G. Oxford
00:13:15
Play 04 Ch 04: Arthur B. G. Oxford
00:24:55
Play 05 Ch 05: Arthur (continued) B. G. Oxford
00:22:43
Play 06 Ch 06: Sir Gawain Sibella Denton
00:07:32
Play 07 Ch 07: Caradoc Briefbras Sibella Denton
00:09:35
Play 08 Ch 08: Launcelot of the Lake Anders Lankford
00:28:25
Play 09 Ch 09: The Adventure of the Cart Anders Lankford
00:14:20
Play 10 Ch 10: The Lady of Shalott Evan Barnes
00:09:09
Play 11 Ch 11: Queen Guenever's Peril Sibella Denton
00:07:56
Play 12 Ch 12: Tristram and Isoude J. Rebecca Franklin
00:18:18
Play 13 Ch 13: Tristram and Isoude (continued) Barry Eads
00:14:51
Play 14 Ch 14: Sir Tristram's Battle with Sir Launcelot Kristine Bekere
00:07:51
Play 15 Ch 15: The Round Table Kristine Bekere
00:11:21
Play 16 Ch 16: Sir Palamedes Kristine Bekere
00:07:56
Play 17 Ch 17: Sir Tristram Kristine Bekere
00:08:31
Play 18 Ch 18: Perceval Anders Lankford
00:17:04
Play 19 Ch 19: The Sangreal, or Holy Graal Sibella Denton
00:11:32
Play 20 Ch 20: The Sangreal (Continued) Sibella Denton
00:11:31
Play 21 Ch 21: The Sangreal (Continued) Sibella Denton
00:20:24
Play 22 Ch 22: Sir Agrivain's Treason LaraC, Louisville, KY
00:14:55
Play 23 Ch 23: Morte d'Arthur TriciaG
00:25:02
Play 24 THE MABINOGEON Introductory Note, Ch 01: The Britons Sibella Denton
00:14:16
Play 25 Ch 02: The Lady of the Fountain TriciaG
00:12:02
Play 26 Ch 03: The Lady of the Fountain (Continued) Andrew Coleman
00:21:01
Play 27 Ch 04: The Lady of the Fountain (Continued) David Barnes
00:18:28
Play 28 Ch 05: Geraint, the Son of Erbin Russ Clough
00:23:41
Play 29 Ch 06: Geraint, the Son of Erbin (Continued) Russ Clough
00:16:37
Play 30 Ch 07: Geraint, the Son of Erbin (Continued) Russ Clough
00:23:08
Play 31 Ch 08: Pwyll, Prince of Dyved Sibella Denton
00:12:55
Play 32 Ch 09: Branwen, the Daughter of Llyr Sibella Denton
00:17:16
Play 33 Ch 10: Manawyddan Sibella Denton
00:22:07
Play 34 Ch 11: Kilwich and Olwen Kalynda
00:25:33
Play 35 Ch 12: Kilwich and Olwen (Continued) Kalynda
00:13:37
Play 36 Ch 13: Taliesin Alison Raouf
00:16:20
Play 37 HERO MYTHS OF THE BRITISH RACE: Beowulf; Cuchulain, Champion of Ireland; Hereward the Wake; Robin Hood Barry Eads
00:23:30