Booktopia has been placed into Voluntary Administration. Orders have been temporarily suspended, whilst the process for the recapitalisation of Booktopia and/or sale of its business is completed, following which services may be re-established. All enquiries from creditors, including customers with outstanding gift cards and orders and placed prior to 3 July 2024, please visit https://www.mcgrathnicol.com/creditors/booktopia-group/
Add free shipping to your order with these great books
The Penelopiad : The Myth of Penelope & Odysseus: Text Myth Series - Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad

The Myth of Penelope & Odysseus: Text Myth Series

By: Margaret Atwood

Paperback | 24 October 2005 | Edition Number 1

Sorry, we are not able to source the book you are looking for right now.

We did a search for other books with a similar title, however there were no matches. You can try selecting from a similar category, click on the author's name, or use the search box above to find your book.

The series that began in October with Karen Armstrong's compelling A Short History of Myth continues, with electrifying new works of fiction from two of the world's most loved writers. Booker Award-winner Margaret Atwood, who has reworked the traditional telling of the Odyssey narrative, says- I've chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids.

The maids form a chanting and singing chorus which focuses on two questions that must pose themselves after any close reading of The Odyssey- what led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water; there are too many inconsistencies. I've always been haunted by the hanged maids; and in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself.

Best of Fantasy Inspired by Mythology

The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker

RRP $22.99

$21.90

Lore : from the Number One bestselling YA fantasy author - Alexandra Bracken

Other Books By Margaret Atwood

The Year of the Flood : MaddAddam Trilogy : Book 2 - Margaret Atwood
On Writers and Writing - Margaret Atwood

RRP $22.99

$21.90