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The Heroes: Greek Fairytales for My Children Audiobook

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5.25 hours

Release Date

July 2010

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Unabridged Audiobook

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9781596448568

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“The Heroes: Greek Fairytales for My Children” is a classic work by Charles Kingsley, first published in 1856. This book is not a typical novel but rather a collection of mythological tales from ancient Greece, retold for children. Kingsley, a Victorian-era clergyman, educator, and author, wrote these stories to introduce young readers to Greek mythology in an engaging and accessible way.

The book comprises three famous Greek heroic tales:

1. The Story of Perseus: This tale recounts the adventures of Perseus, the legendary founder of Mycenae and slayer of the Gorgon Medusa. It covers his quest to kill Medusa, whose gaze could turn men to stone, and his subsequent adventures involving the rescue of Andromeda from a sea monster.

2.The Story of Jason and the Golden Fleece: This story follows the journey of Jason, the leader of the Argonauts, in his quest to find the Golden Fleece. It includes his challenges and the various characters he encounters, such as the sorceress Medea, who plays a crucial role in his success.

3.The Story of Theseus: This narrative details the exploits of Theseus, considered one of the great heroes of Athens. His adventures include defeating numerous bandits and monsters, most notably the Minotaur in the labyrinth of Crete.

Kingsley’s retelling of these stories is known for its vivid prose, moral lessons, and the ability to capture the imagination of children and adults alike. “The Heroes” is often appreciated for its blend of mythological elements with Victorian educational values, making it a significant work in the genre of children’s literature.

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