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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus - Myths (Paperback)
  • The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus - Myths (Paperback)
  • The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus - Myths (Paperback)
  • The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus - Myths (Paperback)
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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus - Myths (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 22/04/2006
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For Penelope, wife of Odysseus, maintaining a kingdom while her husband was off fighting the Trojan war was not a simple business. Already aggrieved that he had been lured away due to the shocking behaviour of her beautiful cousin Helen, Penelope must bring up her wayward son, face down scandalous rumours and keep over a hundred lustful, greedy and bloodthirsty suitors at bay...And then, when Odysseus finally returns and slaughters the murderous suitors, he brutally hangs Penelope's twelve beloved maids. What were his motives? And what was Penelope really up to? Critically acclaimed when it was first published as part of Canongate's "Myth" series, and following a very successful adaptation by the RSC, this new edition of "The Penelopiad" sees Margaret Atwood give Penelope a modern and witty voice to tell her side of the story, and set the record straight for good.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781841957043

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“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!

“The Penelopiad”

Original, Funny and well written. I loved it.

23rd December 2006
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