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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Troy (Extinct city),
  • Turkey

Subjects:

  • Helen of Troy (Greek mythology) -- Fiction,
  • Greeks -- Turkey -- Fiction,
  • Mythology, Greek -- Fiction,
  • Trojan War -- Fiction,
  • Troy (Extinct city) -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMargaret George.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3557.E49 H45 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3432270M
ISBN 100670037788
LC Control Number2005058473
OCLC/WorldCa62738712

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Books shelved as helen-of-troy: Helen of Troy by Margaret George, Nobody's Princess by Esther M. Friesner, The Memoirs of Helen of Troy by Amanda Elyot. Helen of Troy - Kindle edition by George, Margaret. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note /5().   The classical world in general, and Greek myth in particular, seems to be experiencing a renaissance in twenty-first-century popular culture. Wolfgang Peterson's film Troy, The Memoirs of Helen of Troy (another novel about Helen), the book by Bettany Hughes, and the PBS documentary Helen of Troy attest to the current appeal of these myths/5(). 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.

  Helen of Troy is a character in Homer's classic epic poem, the "Iliad," written in the 8th century about the Trojan War, imagined by the Greeks to have occurred about years earlier. Her story is one of the most dramatic love stories of all time and is said to be one of the main reasons for a year war between the Greeks and Trojans, known. Description: Helen of Troy is famously known in ancient mythology as the face that launched a thousand ships, but this heroine was more than a pretty face and a catalyst for war. This book explores the famous story of Helen, her involvement in the Trojan War, and the hand she played in starting one of the most epic battles of Grecian legend. Even the movie Troy was more concerned with the men fighting it, Helen was an after thought. The story is a bit slow in the beginning. About her childhood and living in Sparta it's slow, but important to the story. We call her Helen of Troy, but she was really from Sparta, before the Spartans got all y on us. The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine was published in by Bobbs Merrill and became a bestseller the following year. The book was adapted from the Greek legend of Helen of Troy and follows the famous woman's life after the burning of Troy.

View the profiles of people named Helen Troy. Join Facebook to connect with Helen Troy and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share. Helen of Troy was a Greek demigod, daughter of Zeus and the mortal Leda. She was the the wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta, with whom she had a daughter named Hermione. Her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War. Helen was said to be the most beautiful woman in the world, sometimes even more beautiful than Aphrodite. Zeus had taken the form of a swan and caused an eagle to chase Alias: Queen of Sparta Daughter of Zeus.   Book Review. This book is quite verbose, as most books depicting this time are. You actually feel like you’re in Sparta or in the glistening walls of Troy. Reading it, you feel the intense pressure when Helen leaves sweet Hermione. I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. George’s storytelling ability.   Helen of Troy is one of Homer’s most fascinating female voices. She is an elusive character who defies any attempts to pin her down. This is demonstrated well in the below scene from the Odyssey. On the surface Helen is a kind host and loyal wife, yet .