1902 Rare Book - Norse Stories Retold from the Eddas by H.W. Mabie Illustrated by George Wright.
Author: Hamilton Wright Mabie (Edited by Katharine Lee Bates). George Wright, Illustrator.
Title: Norse Stories Retold from the Eddas.
Publisher: Chicago, New York, London, Rand, McNally & Company, 1902.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7" X 5".
Pages: viii-304 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the ten nice full-page illustrations by George Wright.
The book: A captivating retelling, "Norse Stories Retold from the Eddas" dives deep into the rich tapestry of Norse mythology, offering readers an accessible gateway to its legendary tales. Hamilton Wright Mabie's storytelling prowess combined with Katharine Lee Bates's careful editing crafts a seamless narrative, while George Wright's illustrations paint vivid imagery, enhancing the reading experience. Housed in a charming decorated full-cloth binding, this edition stands as both an artistic and literary gem.
The author: Hamilton Wright Mabie (1845-1916) - An American essayist, editor, critic, and lecturer, Hamilton Wright Mabie is renowned for his skill in popularizing various topics related to literature. His approach to writing was characterized by an optimistic view of life and a deep appreciation for culture, which reflected in his works. Mabie was the associate editor of the "Christian Union" (which later became "The Outlook") and held this position for over two decades. His writings, particularly those focused on mythology, fairy tales, and legends, have become esteemed resources for readers looking to delve into these genres. With a narrative style that's both engaging and educative, Mabie's retellings of classic tales often resonate with readers of all ages.
The illustrator: George Wright (1872-1930)- An accomplished British artist, George Wright is best known for his impressive illustrations that depict various scenes of English life, as well as those from classical tales and stories. Born into an artistic family, Wright developed his skills alongside his brothers, often painting in collaboration with them. His artworks are often characterized by their attention to detail, vibrant color schemes, and the ability to capture the essence of the narrative. Wright's illustrations for "Norse Stories Retold from the Eddas" showcase his talent in bringing ancient tales to life, further enhancing the appeal of the book. Throughout his career, Wright’s work graced numerous publications, making him a celebrated figure in the world of book illustration during his time.
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