Bartleby.com Expands Its Reference Library Offerings to Include the Classics of Mythology and Fable
Bartleby.com Publishes Frazers the Golden Bough and Bulfinchs Mythology on the Web
New York April 11, 2000 Bartleby.com, the first name in Internet publishing of reference, verse and classic literature, today announces the expansion of its reference library into mythology and fable with the publication of Sir James George Frazers the Golden Bough (1922) and Thomas Bulfinchs Mythology (1913). These new additions expand what is already the most comprehensive reference collection on the web, and both are accessible 24 hours per day, at no charge.
Bartleby.com publishes for the first time on the web Frazers the Golden Bough. Perhaps the most significant anthropological work ever published, Frazers work is a monumental study of the origins of magic and religion. Frazer described his work as a voyage of discovery, in which we shall visit many strange foreign lands, with strange foreign peoples, and still stranger customs. This voyage profoundly influenced a generation of writers, including D.H. Lawrence and T.S. Eliot. Indeed, Eliots The Waste Land, also published by Bartleby.com, contains numerous allusions to the ceremonies described in the Golden Bough. Frazers eloquent writing style brings the fascinating subject matter of this book to life. Bartleby.coms publication adds full-text searching and a hyperlinked subject index ensuring that users will find the precise information they seek.
Thomas Bulfinchs Mythology or Age of Fable is an ageless classic of myths and fables and a pillar in the canon of Western letters. Written to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study, these ageless volumes span the ages: from the Olympus of Zeus and the Valhalla of Thor, to the Round Table of King Arthur and the escapades of Robin Hood. Bartleby.coms publication adds a combined full-text search to all volumes of this work.
With allusion to the great myths and fables abounding in literature and verse, these two classic resources are an invaluable addition to the already comprehensive reference offerings of Bartleby.com, ensuring the user will never have to leave the site to have their reference questions answered.
Named after the character of Melvilles classic Bartleby, the Scrivener, Bartleby.com provides millions of students, educators and the intellectually curious with unparalleled access to classics and reference books online. Bartleby.com began as a personal research experiment in 1993 and within one year published its first classic book on the web, Whitmans Leaves of Grass. Since then, Bartleby.coms ever-expanding list of renowned classics makes it the preeminent electronic publishing enterprise on the web.