The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition

The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition

By: Robert Graves

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The Greek Myths is the definitive and comprehensive edition of Robert Graves' classic imaginative and poetic retelling of the Greek myths. 'Icarus disobeyed his father's instructions and began soaring towards the sun, rejoiced by the lift of his great sweeping wings. Presently, when Daedalus looked over his shoulder, he could no longer see Icarus; but scattered feathers floated on the waves below...' Including many of the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus' journey home - Robert Graves' superb and comprehensive retelling of the Greek myths for a modern audience has been regarded for over fifty years as the definitive version. With a novelist's skill and a poet's eye, Graves draws on the entire canon of ancient literature, bringing together all the elements of every myth into one epic and unforgettable story. Ideal for the first time reader, it can be read as a single, continuous narrative, while full commentaries, with cross-references, interpretations, variants and explanations, as well as a comprehensive index of names, make it equally valuable as a work of scholarly reference for anyone seeking an authoritative and detailed account of the gods, heroes and extraordinary events that provide the bedrock of Western literature. The result is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and a masterful work of literature in its own right.

Title: The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition

Author Name: Robert Graves

Categories: Greece, Myth, Legend, Fairy & Folk Tales, Mythology,

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2011

ISBN Number: 0241952743

ISBN Number 13: 9780241952740

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 21.0 x 13.4 x 3.6 cm

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: A1087

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