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Jason and Medeia

Gardner, John.

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ISBN 10: 0394483170 / ISBN 13: 9780394483177
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1973
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354 pp. nearly fine with d.j. that is slightly sunfaded at the spine. Bookseller Inventory # 22275

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Title: Jason and Medeia

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardbound

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First.

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A mythological masterpiece about dedication and the disintegration of romantic affection. In this magnificent epic poem, John Gardner renders his interpretation of the ancient story of Jason and Medeia. Confined in the palace of King Creon, and longing to return to his rightful kingdom Iolcus, Jason asks his wife, the sorceress Medeia, to use her powers of enchantment to destroy the tyrant King Pelias. Out of love she acquiesces, only to find that upon her return Jason has replaced her with King Creon's beautiful daughter, Glauce. An ancient myth fraught with devotion and betrayal, deception and ambition, Jason and Medeia is one of the greatest classical legends, and Gardner's masterful retelling is yet another achievement for this highly acclaimed author.

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John Gardner’s gripping James Bond novels include: Seafire, License Renewed, Icebreaker, Role of Honour, Nobody Lives Forever, No Deals Mr. Bond, and Never Send Flowers.

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