Achilles

Achilles

A Novel

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A brilliant novel vividly retells the tale of Achilles, who, born of god and king, and disguised as a girl until he was discovered by Odysseus, became the Greek's greatest warrior.

McMillan Palgrave
This powerful, passionate, and beautifully crafted retelling of the epic tale of Achilles re-creates Homer's fated hero in a new and striking reality. Born of the Sea nymph Thetis by the mortal King Peleus, and hidden as a girl until Odysseus discovers him, Achilles becomes the Greeks' greatestr warrior at Troy. Into his story comes a cast of fascinating characters—among them, Hector, Helen, Penthiseleia the Amazon Queen, and the centaur Chiron; and finally John Keats, whose writings form the basis of a meditation on the nature of identity and shared experience.

An forgettable and deeply moving work of fiction, Achilles is also an affirmation of the story's enduring power to reach across centuries and cultures to the core of our imagination.


Blackwell North Amer
This retelling of the epic tale of Achilles recreates Homer's fated hero in a new and vivid reality. Elizabeth Cook's mesmerising poetic voice weaves the interlocking stories of Achilles and the central figures of his legend into a many-layered exploration of achievement and loss, of choice and inescapable destiny.

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Retells the tale of Achilles, who, born of god and king and disguised as a girl until he was discovered by Odysseus, became the Greeks' greatest warrior.

Publisher: New York : Picador, 2002, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 115 p. : 20 cm
ISBN: 9780312288846
0312288840
Branch Call Number: Cook

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