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Acclaimed author Margaret George tells the story of the legendary Greek woman whose face "launched a thousand ships" in this New York Times bestseller.

The Trojan War, fought nearly twelve hundred years before the birth of Christ, and recounted in Homer's Iliad, continues to haunt us because of its origins: one woman's beauty, a visiting prince's passion, and a love that ended in tragedy.

Laden with doom, yet surprising in its moments of innocence and beauty, Helen of Troy is an exquisite page-turner with a cast of irresistible, legendary characters—Odysseus, Hector, Achilles, Menelaus, Priam, Clytemnestra, Agamemnon, as well as Helen and Paris themselves. With a wealth of material that reproduces the Age of Bronze in all its glory, it brings to life a war that we have all learned about but never before experienced.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Helen of Troy
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5 / 5
January 23rd, 2014
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I thought it could have went two ways. 1. It was old language and going to be boring 2. Almost child like with no facts and a made up story. But this book was neither of the two, I found it really interesting having been always interested in the gods and goddesses but this puts a whole new light on it with a very interesting story line which not only goes from Helens birth but to her death as well . Loved it!
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