- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Canongate U.S.; Reprint edition (September 14, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841957984
- ISBN-13: 978-1841957982
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 192 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Penelopiad (Canongate Myths) Reprint Edition
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She tells her side of the story of Helen of Troy, what Odysseus was up to, her maid's actions, and the suitors who
tried to woo her during Odysseus' absence. Overall an entertaining twist on the myth.
If you are reading the MYTHS series, of course you will need to read this book, however we felt that Winterson's WEIGHT was certinly the best of the series. Another book along the same lines is Anne Provost's "In The Shadow Of The Ark" - which is also excellent. On the other hand, if you are not specifically looking for myths told from another viewpoint, there is little to draw you to read this book. I've heard Atwood's other book on the topic, called "the handmaids tale" is quite good, and we plan to read it next.