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The Penelopiad (Large Print)

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In the Odyssey, Penelope is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife. Left alone for 20 years when Odysseus goes off to fight in the Trojan war, Penelope manages, in the face of scandalous rumors, to maintain the kingdom of Ithaca, bring up her wayward son and keep over a hundred suitors at bay. When Odysseus finally comes, he kills her suitors and--curiously--twelve of her maids. In a contemporary twist to the story, Margaret Atwood has chosen to give the telling of it to Penelope and to her twelve hanged maids. With wit and verve, drawing on the storytelling and poetic talent for which she herself is renowned, she gives Penelope new life and reality--and sets out to provide an answer to an ancient mystery.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780753176320
Publisher:
Isis
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Author:
Atwood, Margaret
Subject:
Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
9.30x6.34x.56 in. .74 lbs.

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