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    A Fair Wind for Troy (Greek Myths Series) (Paperback) By (author) Doris Gates, Illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak

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    DescriptionRelates the events culminating in the Trojan War, featuring such tales as Paris's abduction of Helen and the sacrifice of Iphigenia at Aulis


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    Title
    A Fair Wind for Troy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Doris Gates, Illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 82
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140317183
    ISBN 10: 014031718X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: NFXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: YQE
    DC19: 813.52
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Book Type: JF
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 292/.13
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 292.13
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV012000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL793.T7 G37 1984
    Thema V1.0: YPCA9
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Australia
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Australia
    Publication date
    31 May 1984
    Publication City/Country
    Hawthorn
    Review text
    "The Oath," "The Abduction of Helen," "The Gathering of the Chiefs," "The Sacrifice of Iphigenia": What Edith Hamilton covers in three fluent, readable pages on the prologue to the Trojan War, Gates treats as four chapters, in about fifteen times as many words. (A fifth chapter winds things up, with a few short pages on the fail of Troy and the fate of the returning heroes.) We tend to find Gates' novelistic padding superfluous, especially as her initial attempts to tuck all the necessary background machinations into the narrative are only half-heartedly fictionalized, if that. However, she does make more of a conventional "story" of Iphigenia's end than does Roger L. Green, who also treats it at length, and of course the whole does read more naturally than Colum's The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy, which overlaps considerably. (Kirkus Reviews)