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The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles
 

Patroclus, an awkward young prince, follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Set during the... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780062060624
Barcode 9780062060624
Published 28 August 2012 by Ecco Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Miller, Madeline
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ISBN-13 9780062060624
ISBN-10 0062060627
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Publication Date 28 August 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Miller, Madeline
Series P.
Category Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 378
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 206mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 308g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Male friendship, Trojan War, Achilles (Greek mythology), Greeks - Turkey, Trojan War
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 918032

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A masterly vision of the drama, valor, and tragedy of the Trojan War. Readers who loved Mary Renault's epic novels will be thrilled with Miller's portrayal of ancient Greece. This reviewer can't wait to see what she writes next. --Library Journal (starred review)

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Author's Bio

Madeline Miller grew up in Philadelphia, has bachelor's and master's degrees in Latin and Ancient Greek from Brown University, and has been teaching both languages for the past nine years. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales for a modern audience. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Song of Achilles is her first novel.

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