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Mod Lib Bulfinch's Mythology (Modern Library)
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on 25 April 2018
I'm near sighted, and need glasses whenever I'm out and about, but always take them off when reading books. However, I have real trouble reading this book, as the font is too unreadable.
I have fourteen books from the leather-bound classics collection from Barnes & Noble, and haven't had the same issue with them. I ended up making a side-by-side comparison between this book and them, in order to spot the difference, and I think the difference can best be spotted when comparing it with Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, Penny Dreadfuls - Sensational Tales of Terror, or Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. The Font size in these other books is the same as in Bulfinch's Mythology, but unlike this book the others use the semi-bold variety of the font which makes the smaller font-size acceptable. However, add the small font-size and the lack of semi-bold typeset, and what you get is something that will cause you to strain your eyes reading.

I've snapped a picture with Penny Dreadfuls and this book in the frame, but it doesn't do the readability difference justice. It needs to be seen up close in real life.
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on 20 January 2015
As a person who's struggling to write a novel, but seeking inspiration from history - both recent and ancient, Thomas Bullfinch's work comes as a surprise inspiration. The language and tone of the book is in the form of mini-stories laced with some general opinion and connectives to modern opinion without losing the sense of engrossment a set of short stories might propose. I'm only some several chapters in, but I love it.

Great for anyone who fell asleep whenever the subject of Greek / Roman mythologies came up in school, but has now found a deep resounding regret and wishes to recoup and revive their fragmented knowledge.
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on 28 November 2014
Absolutely beautiful book,
Wonderfully written, fantastic condition, leather bound, with gold edge pages, pronunciation guide, character histories and family trees.
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on 20 April 2016
Awesome and visually stunning boom would highly recommend
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on 10 September 2017
Leather-bound version:
The first impression out of the box is great, it looks fantastic with it's beautiful cover design and gold trimmed pages. And from a brief skim the contents seem concise and thorough. A great addition to the shelf of any mythology nut.
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on 19 April 2018
haven't read it, but the book looks lovely!
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on 4 March 2018
Did what it said on the tin
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on 27 March 2018
Brill
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on 29 March 2017
Perfect birthday present for game of thrones addicts
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on 13 April 2016
No problems . Great
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