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by Margaret George

  • ISBN: 0670037788
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Margaret George
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Other formats: lrf docx lrf mbr
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Viking Adult; First Edition edition (August 3, 2006)
  • Pages: 624 pages
  • FB2 size: 1787 kb
  • EPUB size: 1452 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
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Also by margaret george. The autobiography of henry VIII. And all for Helen, the wife of Menelay, When a thing’s done, it may then be no other. John Lydgate, Troy Book, circa 1412–1420.

Also by margaret george. Mary queen of scotland and the isles. The memoirs of cleopatra. Mary, called magdalene. LUCILLE LOST (Children’s Book). Published by the Penguin Group.

Make no mistake: Margaret George's Helen of Troy is indeed a doorstopper of a book, coming in at over 600 pages, and it could very easily have become bogged down in endless unpronounceable names and illogical storylines

Make no mistake: Margaret George's Helen of Troy is indeed a doorstopper of a book, coming in at over 600 pages, and it could very easily have become bogged down in endless unpronounceable names and illogical storylines. and probably not until long after that

Margaret George breathes new life into the great Homeric tale by having Helen narrate her own story.

A lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face launched. Margaret George breathes new life into the great Homeric tale by having Helen narrate her own story. Through her eyes and in her voice, we experience the young Helen's discovery of her divine origin and her terrifying beauty. While hardly more than a girl, Helen married the remote Spartan king Menelaus and bore him a daughter. By the age of twenty, the world's most beautiful woman was resigned to a passionless marriage until she encountered the handsome Trojan prince Paris.

Helen Margaret George (1883 -1982) was a British artist and sculptor. George was born in Blandford in Dorset and was educated at Talbot Heath School in Bournemouth and then studied sculpture in Paris under Antoine Bourdelle. She exhibited sculptures. She exhibited sculptures and group compositions, often on the theme of motherhood, at the Royal Academy in London, with the Royal Society of British Sculptors, the Society of Women Artists and at the Leicester Galleries and the Goupil Gallery during the inter-war period.

Helen of Troy - Margaret George. A lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face launched a thousand ships. Daughter of a god, wife of a king, prize of antiquity's bloodiest war, Helen of Troy has inspired artists for millennia. Now, Margaret George, the highly acclaimed bestselling historical novelist, has turned her intelligent, perceptive eye to the myth that is Helen of Troy.

In Helen of Troy, Margaret George has captured a timeless legend in a mesmerizing tale of a woman whose life was destined to create strife-and destroy civilizations. George (Mary, Called Magdalene) depicts with bravado, grace and eloquence the grand spectacle surrounding Helen of Troy.

Bestselling novelist, Margaret George, here imagines the story of Helen of Sparta and Troy, one of the most amazing female mythical characters, ancient or modern

Bestselling novelist, Margaret George, here imagines the story of Helen of Sparta and Troy, one of the most amazing female mythical characters, ancient or modern. A war, which lasted for 10 years, was fought over her and nearly all the stories of the heroic age were bound into her story – a measure of her capacity to galvanise men into action.

I watched his dark outline moving in the chamber. He bent over and kissed me, thinking me asleep. I sat up and embraced him, trying to keep the fear and urgency from tingling down my arms. I sat up and embraced him, trying to keep the fear and urgency from tingling down my arms l be the day, he murmured. I feel it. As do I, I said, wanting our victory, dreading the destruction. Hector and his men were waiting on the field near the Greek lines, and in the fresh new light their fellow soldiers poured through the gate to rejoin them, chariot spokes catching the sun, winking at those of us watching from the walls

Acclaimed author Margaret George tells the story of the legendary Greek woman whose face "launched a thousand .

Acclaimed author Margaret George tells the story of the legendary Greek woman whose face "launched a thousand ships" in this New York Times bestseller. The Trojan War, fought nearly twelve hundred years before the birth of Christ, and recounted in Homer's Iliad, continues to haunt us because of its origins: one woman's beauty, a visiting prince's passion, and a love that ended in tragedy

Married at a tender age to the remote Spartan king Menelaus, the beautiful Helen bears him a daughter and anticipates a passionless marriage in spite of her divine origins before falling in love with the Trojan prince Paris, with whom she flees to Troy, with devastating consequences. By the author of Mary, Called Magdalene. 100,000 first printing.
Reviews about Helen of Troy (7):
Cogelv
Just an amazing book ! Ms. George weaves all of the stories concerning the Trojan War together into one fantastically well written book. I have read most of the ancient and modern writings about this subject and Ancient Greece in particular and I can recommend this book as one of the best. She gets it all right. I just returned from a trip to Greece, and standing in Mycenae looking at the ruins of the rooms where the Trojan War was planned was very moving . This book was the perfect antidote to my post-Greece blues. The way she ends the book takes liberties with the known sources, but it is PERFECT ! Thank you Ms. George ! Next I think I will read her book about Cleopatra ! By the way I listened to this from Audible and the narration is extremely well done.
Cala
I have loved all of Margaret George's books. I just fnished Cleopatra and Mary of Magdalene recently and loved them both. I read Henry vIII 3 times...I like this author! And then there's Helen of Troy...there are few books that I start that I can't finish but this was one of them. I got almost 1/2 way through before I bailed out but it was absolutely painful to go that far. I didn't care at all about the characters. They just seemed very 2 dimensional and shallow. I'd have to recommend her other books but tell you to not waste your time or money on this one.
Stoneshaper
Make no mistake: Margaret George's Helen of Troy is indeed a doorstopper of a book, coming in at over 600 pages, and it could very easily have become bogged down in endless unpronounceable names and illogical storylines. Happily for the reader, the author pulls you in early on and builds the story layer by layer until you realize you've been entrapped in her words that will not let go until the final pages...and probably not until long after that.

This is, of course, the legendary story of Helen of Troy, the "face that launched a thousand ships", and her lover Paris, with whom she leaves all she's known, including a husband, a child, and a kingdom. George has fleshed her characters out well; she's given Helen enough conscience that her guilt feelings seem real, yet we understand why she chose to leave with the god-like Paris. Upon entering Troy, Helen begins to realize the fall-out of her actions will reach much further than simply destroying her family. George gives us the tension leading up to the warfare between the Greeks and the Trojans and though we know the ultimate outcome, it is still heart-wrenching and exhausting.

I really enjoyed this novel. Having been a long-time fan of George's, I found this novel to be a better written and more fascinating glimpse into an historical figure (real or not) than Mary Called Magdalene. Helen, with all her faults, comes through as a woman tortured by both love and loss. George is particularly good at bringing all the warring factions and heroes to life and she keeps them separated by their actions and personalities. I found this to be a credible, fascinating look into an era of history I knew relatively little about. Recommended.
Brariel
This is a mythical account of Helen of Troy. Very interesting. I love the detailed description of clothing and personal lives of the people. I highly enjoyed it.
Beazekelv
I started reading the story of Iliad, when I was in Grade school - of course a Children's edition. Ever since, I read many authors retelling Homer's story and beyond. This book encompasses all and I enjoyed reading every page of it.
Ynonno
This as the first book I have read by George, and because of this book, I recently ordered her book on Cleopatra.
This book is not only enjoyable on a surface level, when cross-examining it with other books on Greek mythology such as The Illiad, it all checks out, which makes this an educational read as well.
Putting the character in a position where the reader sees his or her emotional struggles, allowed me to absorb more of the "factual" information without even realizing it. (I put factual in quotations because after all, the story of Helen of Troy is classed as myth)

I am taking a greek/roman history class in college this semester, and will be calling upon this book in class dicussions.

One of the most educational and enjoyable books I have read.
Mbon
Great book, great author. I have read all of her books twice. If you are looking to immerse yourself in a long novel, I highly recommend
I bought this book as an impulse cheapie with hardly any intent on reading it because I've never been intrigued by Greek mythology. It's one of those that I thought of as "last resort" if I get bored. I decided one day, after it lied on my nightstand for 2 months, to just go for it and read the first few pages. If I don't like it by then, I put it down. The problem is that I couldn't put it down!!! When I had to sleep, I was anxious to wake up and start reading again. I carried it everywhere I went. The book got in my head so much that I actually dreamt about it on many occasions...something I have never done before. I loved this book from start to finish. The characters were brilliantly animated and there was never a moments rest. As soon as you think things have died down, something else happens. I am soooo ready to read it again as it became my new favorite after The Davinci Code. Highly recommend this book!

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