From the creator of the Dover Children's Classics 12 volume collection of Andrew Lang's fairy talesWritten by a Homeric expert, this condensed retelling of the Greek legends brings these ancient bestsellers to a new generation of fans. This edition is perfect for younger readers who want stories that are easy to read, without losing any of the thrilling detail, and includes classic Greek stories, from Perseus and Medusa to Theseus and the Minotaur, as well as more unusual ones, such as Ulysses and Calypso.Meet the original heroes of Greece as they battle the mythical creatures that have inspired imaginations for thousands of years. Read the stories that inspired Rick Riordan. these thrilling tales will have you gasping out loud!
Andrew Lang was born at Selkirk in Scotland on March 31, 1844. He was a historian, poet, novelist, journalist, translator, and anthropologist, in connection with his work on literary texts. He was one of the most important collectors of folk and fairy tales. A prolific author, Lang published more than 100 works during his career. His collections of Fairy books preserved and handed down many of the better-known folk tales from the time and influenced J. R. R. Tolkien’s writing.