2005. Paperback. Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In Homer’s account in The Odyssey, Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife, her story a salutary lesson through the ages. Left alone for twenty years when Odysseus goes off to fight in the Trojan war after the abduction of Helen, Penelope manages, in the face of scandalous rumours, to maintain the kingdom of Ithaca, bring up her wayward son, and keep over a hundred suitors at bay, simultaneously. When Odysseus finally comes home after enduring hardships, overcoming monsters and sleeping with goddesses, he kills her suitors and - curiously - twelve of her maids. In a splendid contemporary twist to the ancient story, Margaret Atwood has chosen to give the telling of it to Penelope and to her twelve hanged Maids, asking: "What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to?" In Atwood’s dazzling, playful retelling, the story becomes as wise and compassionate as it is haunting, and as wildly entertaining as it is disturbing. With wit and verve, drawing on the storytelling and poetic talent for which she herself is renowned, she gives Penelope new life and reality - and sets out to provide an answer to an ancient mystery.
About the Author: Nominated for the inaugural 2005 Man Booker International Prize, which recognizes one writer for his or her outstanding achievement in fiction, Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty-five internationally acclaimed works of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her numerous awards include the Governor General’s Award for The Handmaid’s Tale, and the Giller Prize and Italian Premio Mondale for Alias Grace. The Handmaid’s Tale, Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, and Oryx and Crake were all shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, which she won with The Blind Assassin. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, has been awarded the Norwegian Order of Literary Merit and the French Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and is a Foreign Honorary Member for Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She lives in Toronto.
Title: The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and ...
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Canongate Books, 30.09.2005., 2005. Book Condition: Sehr gut. Auflage: Export and Airside Ed. 208 Seiten Reste eines schwer entfernbaren Etiketts auf der Coverrückseite, kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 401540 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 310 19,4 x 13,0 x 1,8 cm, Taschenbuch. Bookseller Inventory # 139347
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001339566
Book Description Canongate Verl., 2005. Broschur. 1. Auflage. S. 199 neuwertiges Mängelexemplar - geringfügige Lagerspuren möglich Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 450. Bookseller Inventory # 12251
Book Description Canongate, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P021841957259
Book Description Canongate, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P011841957259
Book Description Canongate, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111841957259
Book Description Canongate, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1841957259