Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy

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A lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face “launched a thousand ships” Daughter of a god, wife of a king, prize of antiquity’s bloodiest war, Helen of Troy has inspired artists for millennia. Now Margaret George, the highly acclaimed bestselling historical novelist, has turned her intelligent, perceptive eye to the myth that is Helen of Troy.Margaret George breathes new life into the great Homeric tale by having Helen narrate her own story. Through her eyes and in her voice, we experience the young Helen’s discovery of her divine origin and her terrifying beauty. While hardly more than a girl, Helen married the remote Spartan king Menelaus and bore him a daughter. By the age of twenty, the world’s most beautiful woman was resigned to a passionless marriage—until she encountered the handsome Trojan prince Paris. And once the lovers flee to Troy, war, murder, and tragedy become inevitable.In Helen of Troy, Margaret George has captured a timeless legend in a mesmerizing tale of a woman whose life was destined to create strife—and destroy civilizations.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006
ISBN: 9780670037780
0670037788
Characteristics: 611 p. ;,25 cm.

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omdiaczun
Jun 26, 2017

My favorite book. Read it twice and savored every word.

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mernairene
Jun 04, 2013

5 stars - loved this book. The characters were rich, personable, bottom line a wonderful author who kept me reading to the very end. I love these books. I learn so much from them, Margaret you made Helen real - keep writing PLEASE

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