In this sequel to The War at Troy, the trademark lyricism, lucidity, and mythic power is present in this novel that offers a timely interpretation of one of the world's great stories. After ten years of war, Troy has fallen, yet the gods have turned against the victorious Argives—and their ordeals have only just begun. Agamemnon sails back to Mycenae, where Clytaemnestra has nursed a vengeful fury over his sacrifice of their daughter Iphigenaia. Meanwhile, Menelaus must decide the fate of Helen, over whose incomparable beauty the war was fought. Odysseus, traumatized by the slaughter his own ingenuity unleashed, no longer believes himself fit to return to his wife and son. Driven both by tempests and torment, he embarks on a voyage that will take him to the margins of the world and deep into the shadows of his own heart.
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Acclaimed author Lindsay Clarke won the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Fiction with Chymical Wedding and is also well-known for Alice's Masque. He has an extensive knowledge of mythology and legend and runs workshops in the UK and abroad.Review:
"Clark's interpretation of this fabulous story is a delicious blend of ancient wisdom and modern insights." —Kirkus Reviews
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Book Description HarperCollins, London, 2006. Hard. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. The Return from Troy is the second book in the Troy series ''Vigorous new life is breathed into the myth's of Homer's Iliad in Lindsay Clarke's new dramatic retelling of the wars fought for the Bronze Age City of Troy.Paris and Helen, Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra, Achilles, Odysseus and Hector are rejuvenated in this startlingly contemporary drama of the passions.Here two powerful generations of men and women live out their destinies in the timeless zone where myth and history intersect, and where quarrels among immortal gods mirror the conflicts of the human heart. This imaginative retelling will surely benefit from the renewed interest in this classic myth.". Bookseller Inventory # 21750
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000715027X
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000715027X
Book Description HarperCollins UK. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 000715027X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0924617