Sunday, March 9, 2014

Mermaids by Elizabeth Ratisseau

Mermaids by Elizabeth Ratisseau
Book Type: Collection Of Classics
Author: Elizabeth Rattiseau
Pages: 56

Our volume is a compilation of succinct and insightful extracts from the literature of mermaids, and also some of our favorite images of mermaids. The pictures are by a variety of painters (including Waterhouse, Bocklin, and Burne-Jones) and book illustrators

My Review:
This is a beautiful collection of mermaid poetry, literature and art. This book features the history and symbolism of a mermaid, and even Henry Hudson's account of seeing a mermaid on one of his voyages, which I found to be pretty cool. The account is translated into more modern day language, which will help the reader understand what Hudson saw. There is also various forms of art, mostly classic paintings that I have seen before, and it also has some classic literature as well. If you are interested in this book, I have reviewed two other books similar to this one:

Mermaids: Sirens Of The Sea by Kerry Colburn

Mermaids: An Anthology by Steve Dobell

This is a cute little treasure that is perfect for any mermaid collection, so go check this one out! I give this book (****) 4 stars.
-Sirenita The Selkie

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