Homer's Daughter

Homer's Daughter

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In Homer's Daughter Robert Graves recreates the Odyssey. This bold retelling of the ancient epic imagines that its author was not the blind and bearded Homer of legend, but a young woman in Western Sicily who calls herself Nausicaa. In Robert Graves's words, Homer's Daughter is 'the story of a high-spirited and religious-minded Sicilian girl who saves her father's throne from usurpation, herself from a distasteful marriage, and her two younger brothers from butchery by boldly making things happen, instead of sitting still and hoping for the best.'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 18mm | 140.61g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141197668
  • 9780141197661
  • 994,658

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A great imagination and above all a powerful intellect * Daily Telegraph *
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About Robert Graves

Robert Graves was born in 1895 in Wimbledon. He went from school to the First World War, where he became a captain in the Royal Welch Fusiliers and was seriously wounded at the Battle of the Somme. He wrote his autobiography, Goodbye to All That, in 1929, and it was soon established as a modern classic. He died on 7 December 1985 in Majorca, his home since 1929.
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A great imagination and above all a powerful intellect Daily Telegraph
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456 ratings
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