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The Penelopiad free pdf In Homer s account in "The Odyssey," Penelope--wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy--is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife, her story a salutary lesson through the ages. Left alone for twenty years when Odysseus goes off to fight in the Trojan war after the abduction of Helen, Penelope manages, in the face of scandalous rumours, to maintain the kingdom of Ithaca, bring up her wayward son, and keep over a hundred suitors at bay, simultaneously. When Odysseus finally comes home after enduring hardships, overcoming monsters and sleeping with goddesses, he kills her suitors and--curiously--twelve of her maids. In a splendid contemporary twist to the ancient story, Margaret Atwood has chosen to give the telling of it to Penelope and to her twelve hanged Maids, asking: "What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to?" In Atwood s dazzling, playful retelling, the story becomes as wise and compassionate as it is haunting, and as wildly entertaining as it is disturbing. With wit and verve, drawing on the storytelling and poetic talent for which she herself is renowned, she gives Penelope new life and reality--and sets out to provide an answer to an ancient mystery."

About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include"The Edible Woman"(1969), "The Handmaid s Tale"(1985), "The Robber Bride"(1994), "Alias Grace"(1996), and"The Blind Assassin," which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000.A book of short stories called"Stone Mattress: Nine Tales"was published in 2014. Her novel, "MaddAddam"(2013)," " is the final volume in a three-book series that began with the Man-Booker prize-nominated"Oryx and Crake"(2003) and continued with"The Year of the Flood"(2009)." The Tent"(mini-fictions) and"Moral Disorder"(short fiction) both appeared in 2006. A volume of poetry, "The Door," was published in 2007."In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, "a collection of non-fiction essays appeared in 2011. Her non-fiction book, "Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth"was adapted for the screen in 2012. Ms. Atwood s work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson."

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Author : Margaret Atwood
Publisher : Vintage Books Canada
Data Published : 15 August 2006
ISBN : 0676974252
EAN : 9780676974256
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 216 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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