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A lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face launched a thousand ships

Daughter of a god, wife of a king, prize of antiquity's bloodiest war, Helen of Troy has inspired artists for millennia. Now Margaret George, the highly acclaimed bestselling historical novelist, has turned her intelligent, perceptive eye to the myth that is Helen of Troy.

Margaret George breathes new life into the great Homeric tale by having Helen narrate her own story. Through her eyes and in her voice, we experience the young Helen's discovery of her divine origin and her terrifying beauty. While hardly more than a girl, Helen married the remote Spartan king Menelaus and bore him a daughter. By the age of twenty, the world's most beautiful woman was resigned to a passionless marriage — until she encountered the handsome Trojan prince Paris. And once the lovers flee to Troy, war, murder, and tragedy become inevitable.

In Helen of Troy, Margaret George has captured a timeless legend in a mesmerizing tale of a woman whose life was destined to create strife — and destroy civilizations.

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The New York Times bestseller from Margaret George, author of Mary, Called Magdalene and Elizabeth I

With her amazing ability to summon the voices of historical characters, Margaret George tells the story of the woman whose face "launched a thousand ships" in Helen of Troy. Laden with doom, yet surprising in its moments of innocence and beauty, this is a beautifully told story of a legendary woman and her times. An exquisite page-turner with a cast of irresistible characters--Odysseus, Hector, Achilles, Priam, Clytemnestra, Agamemnon, as well as Helen and Paris themselves--and a wealth of material that reproduces the Age of Bronze in all its glory, Helen of Troy brings to life a war that we have all learned about but never before experienced.

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From the bestselling author of "Autobiography of Henry VIII, Memoirs of Cleopatra," and "Mary, Called Magdalene," comes a lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face "launched a thousand ships," the mythic woman who was Helen of Troy.

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Margaret George is the author of the bestselling Autobiography of Henry VIII; Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles; The Memoirs of Cleopatra; Mary, Called Magdalene, and her latest New York Times bestseller, Elizabeth I.

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crazyshells219, September 28, 2009 (view all comments by crazyshells219)
i don't even know what to say about this book! it was enthralling. i loved it from page one. you can't help but simply fall in love with helen, despite the perhaps poor decisions she makes, and be with her every step of the way on her journey for love. margaret george is amazing, and manages to capture your attention no matter where you are in the book. i became so attached to the characters and the city of troy that my heart broke when the inevitable conclusion came about. a definite must for anyone who enjoys greek mythology, historical fiction, or just a book about love.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143038993
Author:
George, Margaret
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
8.46x5.56x1.33 in. 1.29 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
The New York Times bestseller from Margaret George, author of Mary, Called Magdalene and Elizabeth I

With her amazing ability to summon the voices of historical characters, Margaret George tells the story of the woman whose face "launched a thousand ships" in Helen of Troy. Laden with doom, yet surprising in its moments of innocence and beauty, this is a beautifully told story of a legendary woman and her times. An exquisite page-turner with a cast of irresistible characters--Odysseus, Hector, Achilles, Priam, Clytemnestra, Agamemnon, as well as Helen and Paris themselves--and a wealth of material that reproduces the Age of Bronze in all its glory, Helen of Troy brings to life a war that we have all learned about but never before experienced.

"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of "Autobiography of Henry VIII, Memoirs of Cleopatra," and "Mary, Called Magdalene," comes a lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face "launched a thousand ships," the mythic woman who was Helen of Troy.
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