myth, from A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys
. Illustration by Walter Crane
, published 1893.
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1852) is a children's book written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne in which he rewrites myths from Greek mythology. It was followed by a sequel, Tanglewood Tales for Boys and Girls.
The stories are all stories within a story, the frame story being that a Williams College student, Eustace Bright, is telling these tales to a group of children at Tanglewood, an estate in Lenox, Massachusetts, where Hawthorne lived for a time.
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys covers the myths of