The Penelopiad The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad

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Publisher Description

For Penelope, wife of Odyseeus, maintaining a kingdom while her husband was off fighting the Trojan war was not a simple business. Already aggrieved that he had been lured away due to the shocking behaviour of her beautiful cousin Helen, Penelope must bring up her wayward son, face down scandalous rumours and keep over a hundred lustful, greedy and bloodthirsty suitors at bay...

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2008
20 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Canongate Books
SIZE
3.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Dragonfly4698 ,

A great read!

I just read this immediately after having finished Robert Graves' 'The Greek Myths' and found it to be the perfect companion piece. I had often thought about Penelope's experience while Odysseus was away for twenty years and was delighted with Atwood's retelling from the Queen's perspective. It manages to be modern, relevant and thought-provoking, while retaining a sense of humour and close observance to the myth.

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