The Song of Achilles: A Novel

August 28, 2012|
The Song of Achilles: A Novel by Madeline Miller
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A New York Times Bestseller

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art….A book I could not put down.” —Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House

A thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War from the bestselling author of Circe

A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

“Mary Renault lives again!”  —Emma Donoghue, author of Room

Madeline Miller grew up in Philadelphia, has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Latin and Ancient Greek from Brown University, and has been teaching both languages for the past nine years. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales for a modern audience. She lives in Cambridge...
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Title:The Song of Achilles: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:416 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.94 in
Published:August 28, 2012
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780062060624

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