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Song of Achilles

 

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At once a scholar s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist .A book I could not put down. Ann Patchett

Mary Renault lives again! declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. 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."

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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

Product Details

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ISBN–13: 9780062060624

Publisher: Ecco Press

Publication Date: Aug-2012

Pages: 416

Lexile Level: 0000

Ages: NA - NA