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George Peabody: Pygmalion and Galatea

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction, Historical

Josephine Preston Peabody (George Peabody) was an American writer of verse dramas and of poetry that ranged from precise, ethereal verse to works of social concern. One of her most famous works became the collection “Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew”, published in 1894, that includes the fanciest versions of the most interesting myths. “Pygmalion and Galatea” is the well-known legend about the Cypriot sculptor named Pygmalion who once carved out a woman statue of ivory and fell in love with it. One day for the festival of Venus Pygmalion prayed the goddess of Beauty to let him have for bride, one like his ivory maiden. And his wish was granted … Start your journey to the ancient world of powerful gods and sentimental love stories with “Pygmalion and Galatea”!

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