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The Penelopiad : the myth of Penelope & Odysseus, Margaret Atwood

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The Penelopiad : the myth of Penelope & Odysseus
Title
The Penelopiad
Title remainder
the myth of Penelope & Odysseus
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In a splendid contemporary twist, Margaret Atwood tells Penelope's story. In Homer's account, Penelope is the constant wife. It is she who rules Odysseus's kingdom of Ithaca during his twenty-year absence at the Trojan War. She raises their wayward son and fends off over a hundred insistent suitors. When Odysseus finally returns-having vanquished monsters, slept with goddesses and endured many other well-documented hardships-he kills the suitors and also, curiously, twelve of Penelope's maids. Margaret Atwood tells the story through Penelope and her twelve hanged maids, asking: 'What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to?' It's a dazzling, playful retelling, as wise and compassionate as it is haunting; as wildly entertaining as it is disturbing. The Myths series gathers a diverse group of the finest writers of our time to provide a contemporary take on our most enduring myths
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1939-
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Atwood, Margaret
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Penelope (Greek mythology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Penelopiad : the myth of Penelope & Odysseus, Margaret Atwood
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=TXT_480331&b2bSite=1545
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Downloadable Book
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781921799532-TXT1322752-000
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781921799532
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Penelopiad : the myth of Penelope & Odysseus, Margaret Atwood
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=TXT_480331&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781921799532-TXT1322752-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781921799532
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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