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Achilles

Author: Elizabeth Cook
Publisher: New York : Picador USA, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Picador USA edView all editions and formats
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Born of god and king, and hidden as a girl until Odysseus discovers him, Achilles becomes the Greeks' greatest warrior at Troy. Into his story comes a cast of fascinating characters -- among them Hector, Helen, Penthiselaia the Amazon Queen, and the centaur Chiron; and finally John Keats, whose writings form the basis of a meditation on the nature of identity and shared experience. Achilles is an affirmation of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fantasy fiction
War stories
War fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Achilles, (Mythological character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Cook
ISBN: 0312288840 9780312288846
OCLC Number: 48170912
Notes: Originally published: London : Methuen, 2001.
Description: 115 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Two Rivers --
Gone --
Relay.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Cook.
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Born of god and king, and hidden as a girl until Odysseus discovers him, Achilles becomes the Greeks' greatest warrior at Troy. Into his story comes a cast of fascinating characters -- among them Hector, Helen, Penthiselaia the Amazon Queen, and the centaur Chiron; and finally John Keats, whose writings form the basis of a meditation on the nature of identity and shared experience. Achilles is an affirmation of the story's enduring power to reach across centuries and cultures to the core of our imagination. This powerful, passionate, and beautifully crafted retelling of the epic tale of Achilles re-creates Homer's fated hero in a new and striking reality. Born of the Sea nymph Thetis by the mortal King Peleus, and hidden as a girl until Odysseus discovers him, Achilles becomes the Greeks' greatest warrior at Troy. Into his story comes a cast of fascinating characters, among them, Hector, Helen, Penthiseleia the Amazon Queen, and the centaur Chiron; and finally John Keats, whose writings form the basis of a meditation on the nature of identity and shared experience. An unforgettable and deeply moving work of fiction, Achilles is also an affirmation of the story's enduring power to reach across centuries and cultures to the core of our imagination.

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