The Greek Myths (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Paperback)Robert Graves (author)
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Including many of the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus's journey home - Robert Graves's superb and comprehensive retelling of the Greek myths for a modern audience has been regarded for over fifty years as the definitive version.
With a novelist's skill and a poet's eye, Graves draws on the entire canon of ancient literature, bringing together all the elements of every myth into one epic and unforgettable story. Ideal for the first time reader, it can be read as a single, continuous narrative, while full commentaries, with cross-references, interpretations, variants and explanations, as well as a comprehensive index of names, make it equally valuable as a work of scholarly reference for anyone seeking an authoritative and detailed account of the gods, heroes and extraordinary events that provide the bedrock of Western literature.
The result is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and a masterful work of literature in its own right.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 832
Weight: 871 g
Dimensions: 231 x 143 x 54 mm
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