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by Madeline Miller

Galatea Synopsis

In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation. In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost...Pygmalions story has moved millions through the centuries, inspiring George Bernard ShawsPygmalion, and later the beloved musicalMy Fair Lady. Ecco is proudto publishOrange Prize-winning author Madeline Millers E-book original short storyGalateawhich will appear in the forthcoming anthology xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths to be published in October. This retelling of the Pygmalion myth from the statues perspective is a tale that will make readers rethink how they relate to the great myths of our time.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780062319654
Publication date: 13th August 2013
Author: Madeline Miller
Publisher: HarperCollins Ecco
Format: eBook
Categories: Myth & legend told as fiction,

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