The Resource The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)

The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)

Label
The Penelopiad
Title
The Penelopiad
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Characteristic
document
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
823/.914
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
P46 2005ab
PerformerNote
Read by Laural Merlington
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Merlington, Laural
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Penelope (Greek mythology)
  • Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Label
The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=EFC70164-F829-4E63-A639-53D907D8C451
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
EFC70164-F829-4E63-A639-53D907D8C451
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o64391309
  • (OCoLC)64391309
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 47791 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=EFC70164-F829-4E63-A639-53D907D8C451
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
EFC70164-F829-4E63-A639-53D907D8C451
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o64391309
  • (OCoLC)64391309
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 47791 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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