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Penelopiad (Faber Drama)


Mega Sale! Save 24% on the Penelopiad (Faber Drama) by Faber Faber at Active Social Books. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. As portrayed in Homer's Odyssey, Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and


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As portrayed in Homer's Odyssey, Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring twenty years of waiting when her husband goes to fight in the Trojan War. As she fends off the attentions of a hundred greedy suitors, travelling minstrels regale her with news of Odysseus' epic adventures around the Mediterranean - slaying monsters and grappling with amorous goddesses. When Odysseus finally comes home, he kills her suitors and then, in an act that served as little more than a footnote in Homer's original story, inexplicably hangs Penelope's twelve maids. Now, Penelope and her chorus of wronged maids tell their side of the story in a new stage version by Margaret Atwood, adapted from her own wry, witty and wise novel.

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Manufacturer:Faber & Faber
Brand:Faber Faber
Publisher:Faber & Faber
Studio:Faber & Faber
EAN:9780571239498
Item Weight:1.1 pounds
Item Size:0.25 x 8 x 8 inches
Package Weight:0.35 pounds
Package Size:4.96 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches

Penelopiad (Faber Drama) by Faber Faber

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