THE SONG OF ACHILLES

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A beautiful new limited edition paperback of The Song of Achilles , published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list The god touches his finger to the arrow's fletching. Then he breathes, a puff of air - as if to send dandelions flying, to push toy boats over water. And the arrow flies, straight and silent, in a curving, downward arc towards Achilles' back.

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, the boys develop a tender friendship, a bond which blossoms into something deeper as they grow into young men.

But when Helen of Sparta is kidnapped, Achilles is dispatched to distant Troy to fulfil his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.



  • EAN

    9781408891384

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    368 Pages

  • Longueur

    20 cm

  • Largeur

    13.3 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2.8 cm

  • Poids

    256 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller est passionnée par la Grèce antique. Après des études d'Histoire et de Littérature classique à Yale, elle devient professeur de grec ancien, de latin, sans oublier les cours qu'elle anime sur l'œuvre de Shakespeare. Le Chant d'Achille (Rue Fromentin, 2014), son premier roman, a obtenu l'Orange Prize for Fiction en 2012. En 2018 a paru son second ouvrage consacré à un autre personnage de la mythologie grecque, Circé, aux éditions Rue Fromentin.

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