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House of Names : a novel

Author: Colm Tóibín
Publisher: New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Scribner trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Since her husband King Agamemnon left ancient Mycenae to sail with his army for Troy, Clytemnestra rules along with her lover Aegisthus. Together they plot the bloody murder of Agamemnon on the day of his return. Clytemnestra reveals how her husband deceived her eldest daughter Iphigeneia with a promise of marriage to Achilles, only to sacrifice her because that is what he was told would make the winds blow in his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Clytemnestra, Queen of Mycenae; Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character); Agamemnon, King of Mycenae (Mythological character); Clytemnestra, Queen of Mycenae.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colm Tóibín
ISBN: 9781501140228 1501140221
OCLC Number: 1001326815
Description: 275 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Colm Tóibín.

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Since her husband King Agamemnon left ancient Mycenae to sail with his army for Troy, Clytemnestra rules along with her lover Aegisthus. Together they plot the bloody murder of Agamemnon on the day of his return. Clytemnestra reveals how her husband deceived her eldest daughter Iphigeneia with a promise of marriage to Achilles, only to sacrifice her because that is what he was told would make the winds blow in his favor and take him to Troy. Agamemnon came back from war with a lover himself; now Clytemnestra will achieve vengeance. But her own fate lies in the hands of her son, Orestes, and her vengeful daughter Electra.

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