Or, Greek Fairy Tales for my Children
by Charles Kingsley
This is Charles Kingsley's able retelling of the myths of Perseus,
Jason and the Argonauts, and Theseus for young adults, originally published
Kingsley is best known as the author of Water Babies.
Although this is not the first time this text has appeared on the
Internet, this is the only version with the complete set of Squire and
Mars black and white and four-color art-deco illustrations. This includes two
illustrations censored from later editions, probably because of female nudity.
This also includes the original Preface, which was omitted from later editions.
Otherwise the text, particularly the punctuation, was proofed according
to a 1901 edition.
The First Story--Perseus
Part One: How Perseus and His Mother Came to Seriphos
Part Two: How Perseus Vowed a Rash Vow
Part Three: How Perseus Slew the Gorgon
Part Four: How Perseus Came to the Æthiops
Part Five: How Perseus Came Home Again
The Second Story--The Argonauts
Part One: How the Centaur Trained the Heroes on Pelion
Part Two: How Jason Lost His Sandal in Anauros
Part Three: How They Built the Ship Argo in Iolcos
Part Four: How the Argonauts Sailed to Colchis
Part Five: How the Argonauts Were Driven into the Unknown Sea
Part Six: What was the end of the Heroes?
The Third Story--Theseus
Part One: How Theseus Lifted the Stone
Part Two: How Theseus Slew the Devourers of Men
Part Three: How Theseus Slew the Minotaur
Part Four: How Theseus Fell By His Pride