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Arcadian nights

by John Spurling | 24 September 2015
Synopsis
A vibrant, gripping and often grisly retelling of Greek myths by the author of The Ten Thousand Things, winner of the 2015 Walter Scott Prize. Over the centuries, legendary figures and mythic monsters have inspired art, literature, and drama. They have persisted in classic Greek tales, violent stories of murder, power, revenge, love, lust and dysfunctional family relationships. Although ancient in origin, they are contemporary in their portrayal of human character and motivation. Master of historical fiction (Kirkus) John Spurling freshly reimagines key narratives from the Greek canon including tales of the doomed house of Atreus, of the sun god Apollo, Theseus scourge of the minotaur, the Twelve Labours of Heracles and Perseus, rescuer of Andromeda. Inspired by the great poets and playwrights - from Homer to Euripides - this exemplary recounting for a new generation of readers young and old tells us much about these human archetypes in a lively and contemporary style.
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A vibrant, gripping and often grisly retelling of Greek myths by the author of The Ten Thousand Things, winner of the 2015 Walter Scott Prize. Over the centuries, legendary figures and mythic monsters have inspired art, literature, and drama. They have persisted in classic Greek tales, violent stories of murder, power, revenge, love, lust and dysfunctional family relationships. Although ancient in origin, they are contemporary in their portrayal of human character and motivation. Master of historical fiction (Kirkus) John Spurling freshly reimagines key narratives from the Greek canon including tales of the doomed house of Atreus, of the sun god Apollo, Theseus scourge of the minotaur, the Twelve Labours of Heracles and Perseus, rescuer of Andromeda. Inspired by the great poets and playwrights - from Homer to Euripides - this exemplary recounting for a new generation of readers young and old tells us much about these human archetypes in a lively and contemporary style.
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79 Reward Points
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ISBN - 9780715650479
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Published - 24/09/2015
Categories - All, Books, Fiction, Fiction A to Z, Contemporary Fiction
No. of Pages - 320
Weight - 573
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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