In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation. In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost...
Pygmalion's story has moved millions through the centuries, inspiring George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, and later the beloved musical My Fair Lady. Ecco is proud to publish Orange Prize-winning author Madeline Miller’s E-book original short story Galatea which will appear in the forthcoming anthology xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths to be published in October. This retelling of the Pygmalion myth from the statue’s perspective is a tale that will make readers rethink how they relate to the great myths of our time.
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Not even a short story
So much potential, yet so undeveloped, is it even a short story? Not at all worth the money due to length and complete lack of... well, everything! I am not sure what I just read but it was awfully disappointing. I regret a purchase based on how wonderful the authors other books are. I agree, feel cheated. Read the free sample and don’t pay for the handful of pages that follow.
$3.99 for a short story. The description of this “novel” is misleading! I would have never paid $3.99 for something that took me 15 minutes to read.
She's a fantastic writer but this was a short story, not a novel and the description States 1000 pages not 75!