Originally published in 1853, author Nathaniel Hawthorne delivers a vibrant selection of mythological tales inspired by some of the most popular figures in Greek lore. Tanglewood Tales is filled with whimsical characters and their fantastical stories.
Nathaniel Hawthorne brings Ancient Greek mythology to life in this collection of Tanglewood Tales. The author reinterprets the stories for a younger audience with a broad appeal. The book contains heroes and heroines, as well as magicians and kings. Some of the most notable myths include "The Golden Fleece," which centers Jason and the Argonauts. And "Circe's Palace," which follows a battle of wits between the enchantress and a formidable foe.
Tanglewood Tales is a companion to Hawthorne's previous work, A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys. It expands his collection of children's stories with more enduring tales from Greek mythology. These are timeless classics that have captivated readers for multiple generations.
With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Tanglewood Tales is both modern and readable.