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This First Edition by Hodder & Stoughton of 1922. In A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, Hawthorne frames his re-telling of ancient Greek myths within a story being told by Eustace Bright, a Williams College student, to a group of children at Tanglewood. The second part of the Wonder Book contains Tanglewood Tales for Boys and Girls. Tanglewood was an estate in Lenox, Massachusetts, where Hawthorne lived for a time.
A Wonder-Book includes the myths of The Gorgon's Head, The Golden Touch, The Paradise of Children, The Three Golden Apples, The Miraculous Pitcher and The Chimæra.
The illustrations for this volume were commissioned from Arthur Rackham. The basis for his illustrations was the use of pen and india ink, inking over a pencil sketch. Where the production process of the 3- colour and later 4- colour could lack some definition,Rackham compensated with his use of ink.