Helen of Troy
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Acclaimed author Margaret George tells the story of the legendary Greek woman whose face "launched a thousand ships" in this New York Times bestseller.
The Trojan War, fought nearly twelve hundred years before the birth of Christ, and recounted in Homer's Iliad, continues to haunt us because of its origins: one woman's beauty, a visiting prince's passion, and a love that ended in tragedy.
Laden with doom, yet surprising in its moments of innocence and beauty, Helen of Troy is an exquisite page-turner with a cast of irresistible, legendary characters—Odysseus, Hector, Achilles, Menelaus, Priam, Clytemnestra, Agamemnon, as well as Helen and Paris themselves. With a wealth of material that reproduces the Age of Bronze in all its glory, it brings to life a war that we have all learned about but never before experienced.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Helen of Troy
Wow! A long book but enjoyed every page. I feel like I just returned from a long journey. Thank you Margaret George for another fabulous book. I can't wait for the next one.
I do not hasve any issues with long books, especially when they draw in the reader as much as this book does. Her characters are wonderfully nuanced and I think that her rendition of this story makes the story that much more believable. If you like historical fiction or if you want a story that makes to woman have a real character with flaws as well as virtues, this is a good choice.
Wonderful but long
Margaret George is an amazing writer but sometimes I get really frustrated with the length of her books. While I was engrossed in this story, it was way too long.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Aug 03, 2006
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
- Print Length: 672 Pages
- Language: English