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Helen of Troy - Margaret George
Helen of Troy
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143038993 (0143038990)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 638
Edition language: English
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Rinn Reads
Rinn Reads rated it
3.0
I like to think that I'm a fast reader. Generally the speed at which I read a book - assuming I have the time - reflects how much I'm enjoying it. And although I did enjoy this book, it was SUCH a slow read. I have no idea why, but it just seemed to drag, even though the content was interesting. I l...
Karen
Karen rated it
Why was her childhood abduction by Theseus completely left out? Every other little inconsequential thing in her life is talked about in exhaustive detail. What really gets me about this is a version of Menelaus that you almost never get. The author gave his relationship with Helen a depth that, to m...
VeganCleopatra
VeganCleopatra rated it
3.0 Helen of Troy
Overall the book was a decent read. However, George's Memoirs of Cleopatra was much better written, perhaps because there is a good amount of historical evidence regarding Cleopatra unlike Helen of Troy. I had difficulty getting into the involvement of the Greek gods in the storyline as well as the ...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
1.0 Helen of Troy
I couldn't bring myself to pick this back up. I'm maybe 300 pages in, and not feeling the love. I'm giving up.
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
1.0
One of the most boring, badly written, snooze-inducing novels that I have ever waded through. Here, Margaret George takes on the Iliad and reduces it into cheap trash. Helen is a sluttish, boring, one note, and no one else really rises up to the material, with the possible exception of Odysseus. Be ...
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