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The Fall of Troy - Peter Ackroyd
The Fall of Troy
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In The Fall of Troy, acclaimed novelist and historian Peter Ackroyd creates a fascinating narrative that follows an archaeologist's obsession with finding the ruins of Troy, depicting the blurred line between truth and deception.Obermann, an acclaimed German scholar, fervently believes that his... show more
In The Fall of Troy, acclaimed novelist and historian Peter Ackroyd creates a fascinating narrative that follows an archaeologist's obsession with finding the ruins of Troy, depicting the blurred line between truth and deception.Obermann, an acclaimed German scholar, fervently believes that his discovery of the ancient ruins of Troy will prove that the heroes of the Iliad, a work he has cherished all his life, actually existed. But Sophia, Obermann's young Greek wife, has her suspicions about his motivations — suspicions that only increase when she finds a cache of artifacts that her husband has hidden, and when a more skeptical archaeologist dies from a mysterious fever. With exquisite detail, Ackroyd again demonstrates his ability to evoke time and place, creating a brilliantly told story of heroes and scoundrels, human aspirations and follies, and the temptation to shape the truth to fit a passionately held belief.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307386496 (030738649X)
ASIN: 030738649X
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Fall of Troy: A Novel
Fictionalized story of Heinrich Schliemann, the passionate amateur archaeologist who excavated (plundered?) a putative site for Troy. Ackroyd's Schliemann is larger than life and good fun. But Ackroyd has taken so many liberties with the actual life story of Schliemann, that while it's a fun, quick,...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
3.0 The Fall of Troy by Peter Ackroyd
For the first two thirds of the book I found this really quite slow and a bit of a struggle to stick with (the only reason I was able to keep going was the fact that it was only a couple of hundred pages long and I felt that I would be giving up too easily if I couldn't finish a book that short). Th...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
3.5 The Fall of Troy by Peter Ackroyd
For the first two thirds of the book I found this really quite slow and a bit of a struggle to stick with (the only reason I was able to keep going was the fact that it was only a couple of hundred pages long and I felt that I would be giving up too easily if I couldn't finish a book that short). Th...
Kalliope Muse speaks to me
Kalliope Muse speaks to me rated it
5.0 The Fall of Troy
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. It felt like flying, may be because I practically read it in the course of two medium-length flights.As there are many good reviews of this book, I will not extend myself too much.Ackroyd is a master teller. He polishes the fascination that his amateur arch...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
Obermann is based on Schliemann. Quirky, however I wasn't that keen on any of the characters. 3* Hawksmoor4* Shakespeare1* The Lambs of London3* The Fall of Troy4* Chatterton3* The House of Dr Dee5* Dickens2* The Plato Papers4* Wilkie Collins
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