The Penelopiad - Canons (Paperback)
  • The Penelopiad - Canons (Paperback)
zoom

The Penelopiad - Canons (Paperback)

(author)
8 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£9.99
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 05/04/2018
  • 10+ in stock

UK delivery within 5 days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Waterstones Says

Through Atwood’s ingenious imagination, Penelope evolves from her mythical role as Odyssey’s ever-faithful wife into an unforgettable, gloriously irreverent heroine.

Penelope. Immortalised in legend and myth as the devoted wife of the glorious Odysseus, silently weaving and unpicking and weaving again as she waits for her husband's return.

Now Penelope wanders the underworld, spinning a different kind of thread: her own side of the story - a tale of lust, greed and murder.

The Myths series brings together some of the world's finest writers, each of whom has retold a myth in a contemporary and memorable way. Authors in the series include Karen Armstrong, Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, David Grossman, Natsuo Kirino, Alexander McCall Smith, Philip Pullman, Ali Smith and Jeanette Winterson.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786892485
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Edition: Main - Canons


MEDIA REVIEWS

'As potent as a curse' - Sunday Times 

'Fabulous... Determinedly irreverent' - New York Times 

'A witty desecration... Atwood plays with vigour and ingenuity' - Observer

'Atwood takes Penelope's part with tremendous verve... she explores the very nature of mythic story-telling' - Mary Beard

'Pragmatic, clever, domestic, mournful, Penelope is a perfect Atwood heroine' - Spectator

'Half Dorothy Parker, half Desperate Housewives' - Independent

You may also be interested in...

How to Kill Your Family
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Island of Missing Trees
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Snow Country
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Normal People
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Added to basket
Death and Croissants
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Paper Palace
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Klara and the Sun
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Silverview
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Book Lovers
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Thursday Murder Club
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Maidens
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Maidens
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Added to basket
The Book of Form and Emptiness
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Song of Achilles
Added to basket

“definitely recommended if you love greek mytho”

I have a thing for mythology… especially Greek Mythology. Anyone who vaguely knows me or follows my fandom blog (runningwithshewolves) will know this. So after reading "The Song of Achilles" (review of which... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 41

“The Penelopiad”

It was OK, i expected more of Atwood. Although it is a fairly she adds good feminist spin on the story, and a it is indeed a cautionary tale!

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 36

“The Penelopiad”

Original, Funny and well written. I loved it.

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 30

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.