Friday, August 19, 2016

Overview: Hodgson. Rama and the Monkeys.

Title: Rama and the Monkeys
Author: Geraldine Hodgson
Translator: W. H. Robinson
Year: 1903

Comments: This is a book written as a "reading book for boys' preparatory schools," as Geraldine Hodgson explains in the book's preface. It tells the story of the Ramayana with a young audience in mind.

Free Online: See all the links at Freebookapalooza. The links below are to the Hathi Trust presentation of the book.

Length: one week. I've divided the reading into two parts: Part A - Part B.

Reading Part A
Birth of Rama and Creation of Monkeys.
Youth and Marriage of Rama.
Rama Loses His Inheritance.
Rama Meets Sugriva.
Death of Vali.
Hanuman's Errand to Lanka.
Hanuman Reaches Lanka.

Reading Part B
Council of the Evil Beings.
Monkeys' Bridge.
Approach of the Monkeys.
Fruitless Embassy of Angada.
The Great Battle.

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