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Guerber, H. A. (Hélène Adeline) 1859-1929

Overview
Works: 160 works in 1,073 publications in 7 languages and 13,093 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Legends  Folklore  Readers (Publications)  Biography‡vApocryphal and legendary literature  Paraphrases  Apocryphal and legendary literature  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PN683, 292
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by H. A Guerber
The book of the epic, the world's great epics told in story by H. A Guerber( Book )

39 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myths of Greece & Rome by H. A Guerber( Book )

103 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This generously illustrated book of classical myths has become a classic itself, long prized for its simple, graphic, accurate retelling of the principal myths of Greece and Rome, and for its commentary on their origins and significance. The myths, as H. A. Guerber observes in her preface, "have inspired so much of the best thought in English literature that a knowledge of them is often essential to the understanding of what we need." But we have also come to love these stories of Pandora, of Echo and Narcissus, Orpheus and Eurydice, Jason, Hercules, Circe, Helen of Troy, and countless others for their own rich aesthetic qualities, and for their power to stir our imaginations. And today we are learning to look more closely at all mythologies for what they reveal to us of basic human nature and human aspiration. Beginning with myths involving the gods {u2014} Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, Apollo, Diana, Venus, Mercury, Mars, and others {u2014} and ending with the adventures of Ulysses and Aeneas, this rich assembly offers hours of compelling reading and abundant insight into one of the fundamental mythologies underlying Western culture. Sixty-four illustrations by such masters as Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Canova, and Bernini add further classic touches to this time-honored work, which also includes an invaluable genealogical table and a map showing the location of the myths
Legends of the middle ages, narrated with special reference to literature and art by H. A Guerber( Book )

28 editions published between 1896 and 2015 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on King Arthur, Camelot, Gunther, Hagen, Hilde, HIldebrand, Krake, Kriemhild, Lancelot du Lac, Liebgart, Malagigi, Merlin, Morgana, Oberon, Ogier the Dane, Ortnit, Ortwine, Parzival, Renaud de Montauban, Rudiger, Saracens, Sherasmin, Siegfried, swords, Tintagel, Ute, Uther, Valencia (Spain), Wittich, Wolf Dietrich, etc
Myths of Greece and Rome, narrated with special reference to literature and art by H. A Guerber( Book )

24 editions published between 1893 and 2010 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A useful reference book about most of the Greek gods and goddesses. Stories of the Trojan War, Ulysses and Aeneas, all illustrated with quotations from the poets from Aeschylus to Longfellow and with reproductions of paintings and sculpture
Myths & legends of the middle ages, their origin and influence on literature and art by H. A Guerber( Book )

65 editions published between 1909 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on King Arthur, Camelot, Gunther, Hagen, Hilde, HIldebrand, Krake, Kriemhild, Lancelot du Lac, Liebgart, Malagigi, Merlin, Morgana, Oberon, Ogier the Dane, Ortnit, Ortwine, Parzival, Renaud de Montauban, Rudiger, Saracens, Sherasmin, Siegfried, swords, Tintagel, Ute, Uther, Valencia (Spain), Wittich, Wolf Dietrich, etc
Myths of the Norsemen : from the eddas and the sagas by H. A Guerber( Book )

70 editions published between 1908 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths tell of the creation of the world; the deeds of such gods and heroes as Odin, Thor and Siegfried; the machinations of the evil Loki; and more. Entertaining and readable, these tales offer a striking presentation of the ancient Germanic and Scandinavian myths that have helped shape the literature and cultures of the modern West
Middle ages by H. A Guerber( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of famous European tales beginning with Beowulf and concluding with El Cid
The myths of Greece & Rome by H. A Guerber( Book )

60 editions published between 1907 and 2007 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retelling of the principal myths of Greece and Rome, with commentary on their origins and significance, and including illustrations, genealogical map, and a glossary
Myths of northern lands : narrated with special reference to literature and art by H. A Guerber( Book )

19 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norsemen by H. A Guerber( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myths of the Norsemen are darkly romantic, heroic and tragic. For sheer adventure and high drama, they are without equal. These stirring tales are as powerful now as they were a thousand years ago. Less well known are the stories themselves, stories with all the classic qualities of a long-lost age: valor, nobility and a triumphant greatness of spirit. These were the human attributes the medieval Norsemen admired most. What dazzling inspirations for young Viking warriors must these tales have been, vividly told beside blazing fires on dark, and frozen nights. The preservation of these myths, from the oral tradition to the prose sagas that have been handed down to us owes much to the Norse colonization of Iceland. On these northerly shores, the learned men who were proud of their pagan past adapted the art of storytelling to the written word. This book provides an enjoyable digest of these ancient sagas, along with a running commentary and an invaluable glossary of a multitude of characters. -- Publisher description
Stories of the Wagner operas by H. A Guerber( Book )

30 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greece and Rome by H. A Guerber( Book )

38 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un análisis de las mitologÍas de la Grecia y de la Roma antigua, esta guÍa no sólo proporciona un manual práctico para el estudiante sino que también provee muchas horas de placer para el lector en general. Detallando las historias de batallas divinas, de luchas heroicas contra la adversidad, de viajes épicos y de trágico, este libro también ofrece información muy útil sobre los vÍnculos existentes entre los dioses griegos y romanos, y sobre el mundo antiguo en el cual se desarrollan sus aventuras. Estas leyendas sirven hasta el dÍa de hoy como fuentes de inspiración para escritores, y después de repasarlas en este compendio autorizado, será fácil entender por qué -- Amazon.com
Myths of the northern lands by H. A Guerber( Book )

18 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guerber states in her preface that this 1895 study of the myths from Norway, Sweden, and other northern lands is aimed at students. Here are the stories from the religion of England's heathen ancestors and the myths which took an important role in the history of British customs, art, and literature. Guerber focuses on the grim humor and dark tragic threads weaved throughout the narratives, starting with "The Beginning of All Things" and ending with a comparison of Greek and Northern mythology--covering all the giants, dwarves, and gods in between
Contes et légendes by H. A Guerber( Book )

5 editions published in 1895 in French and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends and fairy tales adapted and translated from various languages, with vocabularies
Legends of the Rhine by H. A Guerber( Book )

17 editions published between 1895 and 1915 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Romans by H. A Guerber( Book )

10 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementary history of Rome and its great heroes, mythical and historical, presented in short story form
Legends of the Virgin and Christ, with special references to literature and art by H. A Guerber( Book )

19 editions published between 1896 and 2015 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of famous operas by H. A Guerber( Book )

20 editions published between 1897 and 2001 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gain a deeper understanding of some of history's most famous operas through Guerber's work, which includes expositions on Carmen, Don Giovanni, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro and more
Empresses of France by H. A Guerber( Book )

6 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Greeks by H. A Guerber( Book )

21 editions published between 1806 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementary history of Greece and its people told through short stories
 
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The myths of Greece & Rome
Alternative Names
Gerber, H.

Gerber, Helen.

Guerber H. A.

Guerber H. A. 1859-1929

Guerber, H. a d. 1929

Guerber, H. A. (Hélène Adeline), d. 1929

Guerber, Helen A.

Guerber, Hélèn Adeline

Guerber, Helene A.

Guerber Hélène Adeline

Guerber, Hélène Adeline 1859-1929

Guerber, Hélène Adeline d. 1929

Guerber, Hélène Adeline m. 1929

Guerber, Helene Marie Adeline

Guerber, Hélène Marie Adeline 1859-1929

H. A. Guerber escritora británica

Гербер Х

Гербер Х. 1859-1929

거버, H. A. 1859-1929

거버, 헬렌 델린 1859-1929

Languages
English (570)

Dutch (33)

Spanish (14)

French (5)

Turkish (3)

Chinese (2)

German (1)

Covers
The myths of Greece & RomeLegends of the middle ages, narrated with special reference to literature and artMyths of Greece and Rome, narrated with special reference to literature and artMyths & legends of the middle ages, their origin and influence on literature and artMyths of the Norsemen : from the eddas and the sagasThe myths of Greece & RomeMyths of northern lands : narrated with special reference to literature and artThe Norsemen