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Achilles
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ACHILLES

PAPERBACK BY COOK, ELIZABETH

£8.99

ISBN
9780413771391
IMPRINT
METHUEN PUBLISHING LTD
 
 
EDITION
NEW EDITION
PUBLISHER
METHUEN PUBLISHING LTD
STOCK FOR DELIVERY
IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
128 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 FEB 2002

DESCRIPTION

Elizabeth Cook's mesmerising poetic voice weaves the interlocking stories of Achilles and the central figures of his legend into a many-layered exploration of achievement and loss, of choice and inescapable destiny. Born of the sea-nymph Thetis by the mortal King Peleus, hidden as a girl on Skiros until Odysseus discovers him, Achilles becomes the Greeks' greatest warrior at Troy. Into his story come others - 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 identity and shared experience. An unforgettable and deeply moving work of fiction, Achilles also affirms of the story's enduring power to reach across centuries and cultures to the core of our imagination.