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Thomas Bulfinch 1796—1867

Thomas Bulfinch

Thomas Bulfinch was an American writer born in Newton, Massachusetts, belonging to a well-educated Bostonian merchant family of modest means. His father was Charles Bulfinch, the architect of the Massachusetts State House in Boston and parts of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.. Bulfinch supported himself through his position at the Merchants’ Bank of Boston. Although he reorganized Psalms to illustrate the history of the Hebrews, he is best known as the author of Bulfinch’s Mythology, a compilation of three of his previous mythology works.

Available eBooks


Legends of Charlemagne (1863)

Travel back in time with this collection of fables and legends set in medieval France. Famed folklorist Thomas Bulfinch brings together a carefully... read more »


Oregon and Eldorado (1866)

A series of romantic adventures attaches to each of the Columbian and Amazon rivers. I indulge the hope, that young readers who have so favorably... read more »


The Age of Chivalry (1858)

Bulfinch's Mythology is a classic retelling of the great myths and legends, from ancient Greece and Rome to the time of Charlemagne. Volume two focuses... read more »


The Age of Fable (1855)

Bulfinch's Mythology has introduced generations of readers to the great myths of Greece and Rome, as well as time-honored legends of Norse mythology... read more »