• The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition See large image

    The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition (Paperback) By (author) Robert Graves

    $19.17 - Save $4.96 20% off - RRP $24.13 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionThe "Greek Myths" is the definitive and comprehensive edition of Robert Graves' classic imaginative and poetic retelling of the Greek myths. 'Icarus disobeyed his father's instructions and began soaring towards the sun, rejoiced by the lift of his great sweeping wings. Presently, when Daedalus looked over his shoulder, he could no longer see Icarus; but scattered feathers floated on the waves below...' Including many of the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus' journey home - Robert Graves' superb and comprehensive retelling of the Greek myths for a modern audience has been regarded for over fifty years as the definitive version. With a novelist's skill and a poet's eye, Graves draws on the entire canon of ancient literature, bringing together all the elements of every myth into one epic and unforgettable story. Ideal for the first time reader, it can be read as a single, continuous narrative, while full commentaries, with cross-references, interpretations, variants and explanations, as well as a comprehensive index of names, make it equally valuable as a work of scholarly reference for anyone seeking an authoritative and detailed account of the gods, heroes and extraordinary events that provide the bedrock of Western literature. The result is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and a masterful work of literature in its own right. "Among the most generous, self-willed, unseemly and brilliant writers of our century". ("New York Times"). Robert Graves (1895 - 1985) was a novelist, poet, historian, critic and translator, author of some 140 books, and one of the greatest figures of 20th century British literature. Alongside "The Greek Myths", his most famous works include the historical novels "I, Claudius and Claudius the God" and his First World War memoir "Goodbye to All That". His friendship with fellow war poet Siegfried Sassoon was the subject of Pat Barker's novel "Regeneration".


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for The Greek Myths

    Title
    The Greek Myths
    Subtitle
    The Complete and Definitive Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Graves
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 784
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 608 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241952740
    ISBN 10: 0241952743
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: FQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11400
    BISAC V2.8: FIC010000
    DC22: 292.13
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG, HRKP3
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, FN, QRSG
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    18 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Graves (1895 - 1985) was a novelist, poet, historian, critic and translator, author of some 140 books, and one of the greatest figures of 20th century British literature. Alongside The Greek Myths, his most famous works include the historical novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God and his First World War memoir Goodbye to All That. His friendship with fellow war poet Siegfried Sassoon was the subject of Pat Barker's novel Regeneration.