The Legends of Charlemagne

Thomas BULFINCH (1796 - 1867)

Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867) explains the his work is "an attempt 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)

This is the third of Bulfinch's series of three mythologies. LibriVox recordings of the first two books are at: The Age of Fable The Age of Chivalry

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Christine Dufour
00:22:29
Play 01 The Peers, or Paladins Sibella Denton
00:17:47
Play 02 The Tournament Christine Dufour
00:20:28
Play 03 The Seige of Albracca pt 1 Christine Dufour
00:14:16
Play 04 The Seige of Albracca pt 2 Christine Dufour
00:13:22
Play 05 Adventures of Rinaldo and Orlando Jim Clevenger
00:29:16
Play 06 The Invasion of France pt 1 Sibella Denton
00:18:49
Play 07 The Invasion of France pt 2 William Peck
00:23:20
Play 08 Bradamante and Rogero William Peck
00:22:52
Play 09 Astolpho and the Enchantress Susie G.
00:29:30
Play 10 The Orc esegovis
00:17:36
Play 11 Astolpho's Adventures continued, and Isabella's begun Ann Boulais
00:14:18
Play 12 Medoro Ann Boulais
00:17:55
Play 13 Orlando Mad Ann Boulais
00:18:34
Play 14 Zerbino and Isabella (3363 words) Ann Boulais
00:20:59
Play 15 Astolpho in Abyssinia (2807 words) Ann Boulais
00:16:59
Play 16 The War in Africa pt 1 Sibella Denton
00:12:45
Play 17 The War in Africa pt 2 Sibella Denton
00:12:28
Play 18 Rogero and Bradamante Sibella Denton
00:14:29
Play 19 Rogero and Bradamante pt 2 Sibella Denton
00:13:20
Play 20 The Battle of Roncesvalles pt 1 Robert White
00:13:02
Play 21 The Battle of Roncesvalles pt 2 Robert White
00:20:25
Play 22 Rinaldo and Bayard Sibella Denton
00:11:59
Play 23 Death of Rinaldo Sibella Denton
00:11:48
Play 24 Huon of Bordeaux pt 1 Christine Dufour
00:17:15
Play 25 Huon of Bordeaux pt 2 Christine Dufour
00:25:23
Play 26 Huon of Bordeaux pt 3 Christine Dufour
00:16:45
Play 27 Ogier the Dane pt 1 Christine Dufour
00:21:41
Play 28 Ogier the Dane pt 2 Christine Dufour
00:17:11
Play 29 Ogier the Dane pt 3 Christine Dufour
00:23:16