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The Spoils of Troy

by Lindsay Clarke

Part of the The Troy Quartet Series

The Spoils of Troy Synopsis

PART THREE OF THE TROY QUARTET Bringing ancient myth to life with passion, humour, and humanity, Lindsay Clarke vividly retells the story of Troy and of the heroes who fought there. Troy has fallen. After ten years of fighting and a savage final massacre, the victors quarrel over what remains and turn their minds to home. Menelaus must decide the fate of Helen, whose incomparable beauty ignited the war. And Agamemnon must return to the fury of Clytaemnestra, who has neither forgotten nor forgiven his choice to sacrifice their daughter. 'An engaging retelling of the whole story, neatly blending mythic archaism with modern psychodrama and satire' Mary Beard 1 - A PRINCE OF TROY 2 - THE WAR AT TROY 3 - THE SPOILS OF TROY 4 - THE RETURN FROM TROY

The Spoils of Troy Press Reviews

'An engaging retelling of the whole story, neatly blending mythic archaism with modern psychodrama and satire' Mary Beard, GUARDIAN 'I'm awed by the web you've spun. Not only the beautiful complexities of it but the fine texture of the threads' Ted Hughes 'A triumph of retelling the ancient story...a readable and freshened version that keeps one turning the pages' Alan Sillitoe 'Wonderfully clear and dramatic' OBSERVER 'Expertly handled, drawing on the best of this classic tale and shaping it into a riveting page-turner well-suited to our times' DAILY MAIL

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008371081
Publication date: 14th May 2020
Author: Lindsay Clarke
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Myth & legend told as fiction, Historical adventure,

About Lindsay Clarke

Acclaimed author Lindsay Clarke won the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Fiction with The 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.

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