1922 Wonder Book Nathaniel Hawthorne Greek Mythology Arthur Rackham ART Myth

HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

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“I like grapes only when they are brought to me on a golden platter. There is nothing in the world so lovely as gold. I wish that everything I touch might be changed into that beautiful metal. Then I should be happy.”

‘The Golden Touch’

 

The “Wonder book” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a children’s book which retells the stories of several Greek myths. The stories in this book include:

  • The Gorgon’s Head – recounts the story of Perseus killing Medusa at the request of the king of the island, Polydectes.
  • The Golden Touch – recounts the story of King Midas and his “Golden Touch”.
  • The Paradise of Children – recounts the story of Pandora opening the box filled with all of mankind’s Troubles.
  • The Three Golden Apples – recounts the story of Heracles procuring the Three Golden Apples from the Hesperides’ orchard, with the help of Atlas.
  • The Miraculous Pitcher – recounts the story of Baucis and Philemon providing food and shelter to two strangers who were Zeus and “Quicksilver” (Hermes) in disguise. Baucis and Philemon were rewarded by the gods for their kindness; they were promised never to live apart from one another.
  • The Chimæra – recounts the story of Bellerophon taming Pegasus and killing the Chimæra.

 

This book includes the artwork of Arthur Rackham.

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1922 Wonder Book Nathaniel Hawthorne Greek Mythology Arthur Rackham ART Myth

 

“I like grapes only when they are brought to me on a golden platter. There is nothing in the world so lovely as gold. I wish that everything I touch might be changed into that beautiful metal. Then I should be happy.”

‘The Golden Touch’

 

The “Wonder book” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a children’s book which retells the stories of several Greek myths. The stories in this book include:

  • The Gorgon’s Head – recounts the story of Perseus killing Medusa at the request of the king of the island, Polydectes.
  • The Golden Touch – recounts the story of King Midas and his “Golden Touch”.
  • The Paradise of Children – recounts the story of Pandora opening the box filled with all of mankind’s Troubles.
  • The Three Golden Apples – recounts the story of Heracles procuring the Three Golden Apples from the Hesperides’ orchard, with the help of Atlas.
  • The Miraculous Pitcher – recounts the story of Baucis and Philemon providing food and shelter to two strangers who were Zeus and “Quicksilver” (Hermes) in disguise. Baucis and Philemon were rewarded by the gods for their kindness; they were promised never to live apart from one another.
  • The Chimæra – recounts the story of Bellerophon taming Pegasus and killing the Chimæra.

 

This book includes the artwork of Arthur Rackham.

 

Item number: #554

Price: $299

 

HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

 

A wonder book

 

London, New York, Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, [ca. 1922].

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [xi], 206, [1]
    • 24 Arthur Rackham plates
      • 16 tipped-in color plates, 7 partial color, 1 b/w
    • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
    • Language: English
    • Size: ~10in X 7.5in (24cm x 20cm)

 

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Categories

Children's

Literature

Authors

HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

Printing Date

20th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete