Troy (Paperback)

Author: Geras, Adele

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Told from the point of view of the women of Troy, portrays the last weeks of the Trojan War, when women are sick of tending the wounded, men are tired of fighting, and bored gods and goddesses find ways to stir things up. *Author: Geras, Adele *Publication Date: 2002/09/01 *Number of Pages: 352 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 10-12 *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.50 *Height: 7.00


Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780152045708
SKU 30971826
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0152045708
Release Date 9/1/2002
Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 4.5L x 1T
"It is Geras's focus on the domestic and personal aspects of this epic tale that sheds new light on a story that's survived the millennia. Her depictions of day-to-day life in a city exhausted by war are remarkable for their potent detail."
"Whatever foreknowledge Geras thus imparts steels even inexperienced readers to the certainty of tragedy. She delivers the sack of Troy as an ambitious, cinematic affair, viewed from many angels and narrated by many voices, and if she slips into melodrama once or twice, it's of little matter. She shows readers the uses of pity and terror."
"This novel is ambitious, but nonetheless predictable, and it lacks sufficient pace to support its length."
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Annotation The story of the Trojan war as told from the perspectives of a stable boy, Aphrodite the goddess of love, and her sisters Marpessa and Xanthe. Named one of the Best Children's Books 2001 by Publishers Weekly.
Editors Note Provides the story of the siege of Troy and the steps taken by the goddess Aphrodite to bring life into the tragic city after ten years of battle.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 14
Number of Pages 0376
Publisher Harcourt Paperbacks

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