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House of Names: A Novel - Colm Tóibín
House of Names: A Novel
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From the thrilling imagination of bestselling, award-winning Colm Tóibín comes a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra—spectacularly audacious, violent, vengeful, lustful, and instantly compelling—and her children.“I have been acquainted with the smell of death.” So begins Clytemnestra’s tale of... show more
From the thrilling imagination of bestselling, award-winning Colm Tóibín comes a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra—spectacularly audacious, violent, vengeful, lustful, and instantly compelling—and her children.“I have been acquainted with the smell of death.” So begins Clytemnestra’s tale of her own life in ancient Mycenae, the legendary Greek city from which her husb
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781501140211 (1501140213)
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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3.5 House of Names
When I saw this book on NetGalley, I chose it because I read Brooklyn and Nora Webster; but this book was something else entirely. A retelling of the story of Clytemnestra, this isn't something I would normally go for, but I live in a house with Greek mythology fans, and they are obviously starting ...
All about me
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4.0 House of Names
An interesting take on a very old story. By focussing on Orestes more closely, Toibin teased out themes such as karma, regret and redemption.In the absence of the gods, the tragic trajectory of the story is all too human. And like all stories of this nature, it is hard to identify at which point the...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 I found the retelling of the story of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon's deaths to be very well done.
House of Names, Colm Toibin, author; Juliet Stevenson, Charlie Anson, Pippa Nixon, narratorsI really enjoyed the narration of this short novel about a famous Greek myth. In order to retain power and success in battle, Agamemnon has arranged for the murder of his own first born daughter, Iphigenia, t...
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