Tales Of The Enchanted Islands Of The Atlantic (Forgotten Books)

Authors: Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Keywords: forgotten, books, atlantic, islands, enchanted, tales
Pages: 179
Published: 2007-12-22
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1605064327     ISBN-13: 9781605064321
Binding: Paperback
List Price: 8.15 USD
Book Description:

"It is today considered possible that there was sporadic contact between Europe and North America as early as the Ice Ages. Before the European voyages to the New World of the ages of discovery there were tales of islands far out in the 'world ocean.' Whether these reflected pre-Columbian knowledge of the Americas or were just the human impulse to fill in the blanks is still up for debate.

This book covers many of the best-known (and some lesser-known) legends, from Atlantis, the Irish voyages of Bran, Maelduin and St. Brendan, the elusive Antillia and the Fountain of Youth which the Spanish sought, and the mysterious city of Norumbega. Rounding out the book is a mass of scholarly notes which identify the sources of each tale.

The author, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, was a 19th century Massachusetts author. A Harvard graduate, he distinguished himself during the civil war period both as an early abolitionist and an officer in the Union army who commanded a regiment of former slaves." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface; Preface; The Story Of Atlantis; Taliessin Of The Radiant Brow; The Swan-children Of Lir; Usheen In The Island Of Youth; Bran The Blessed; The Castle Of The Active Door; Merlin The Enchanter; Sir Lancelot Of The Lake; The Half-man; King Arthur At Avalon; Maelduin's Voyage; The Voyage Of St. Brandan; Kirwan's Search For Hy-brasail; The Isle Of Satan's Hand; Antillia, The Island Of The Seven Cities; Harald The viking; The Search For Norumbega; The Guardians Of The St. Lawrence; The Island Of Demons; Bimini And The Fountain Of Youth; Notes

About the Publisher:

Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, Esoteric and Mythology. www.forgottenbooks.org

Forgotten Books is about sharing information, not about making money. All books are priced at wholesale prices. We are also the only publisher we know of to print in large sans-serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes.

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