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House of names

Author: Colm Tóibín
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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A "retelling of the Greek myth of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra and their children -- a spectacularly audacious, violent and riveting story of family and vengeance"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Mythological fiction
Historical fiction
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: 9781760551421 1760551422
OCLC Number: 1057613291
Description: 261 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Colm Toibin.

Abstract:

A "retelling of the Greek myth of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra and their children -- a spectacularly audacious, violent and riveting story of family and vengeance"--Jacket.

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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