Purchased: Tales of Troy and Greece – Wordsworth Children’s Classics

“..the face that launched a thousand ships..”

Author: Andrew Lang

Genre: Classic, Drama, Myths, Legends, Age: All ages

Released: 6th September 1995 (UK version)

Greek mythology is fascinating; it never ages, and it’s never boring.

I’ve been looking for a supplementary book for a while; something that would tell the story and not be too factual, but not delve into it’s own original fiction either.

This is a fairytale-type version of the classic Greek Mythology. I’m hoping that it will refresh my knowledge, as I’ve read this before, but not for many years.


Andrew Lang draws on his classical learning to recount the Homeric legend of the wars between the Greeks and the Trojans. Paris, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Hector, Ulysses, the Amazons and the Wooden Horse all figure in this magical introduction to one of the greatest legends ever told.

Also included in this book are the adventures of Theseus and his dramatic battle with the Minotaur with the help of Ariadne, and the quest of Jason for the Golden Fleece with the help of the Princess Medea.


As with most Wordsworth publications, this book’s RRP is £1.99 for 265 pages.

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