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The Song of Achilles

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Product Type: Fiction
Vendor: Keny Stationery

Author: Madeline Miller
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  • Author : Madeline Miller
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury India
  • Edition : 2022nd edition (10 April 2019)
  • Language : English
  • Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the Orange Women's Prize for Fiction and an international sensation, Madeline Miller's "The Song of Achilles" is a captivating and ravishingly vivid tale set in ancient Greece. The story unfolds in the age of heroes, where Patroclus, an awkward young prince, is exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son, Achilles. Despite their differences, a deep bond forms as they mature into skilled young men adept in the arts of war and medicine. However, their connection faces challenges, particularly from Achilles's disapproving mother, the sea goddess Thetis.

When Helen of Sparta is kidnapped, Achilles is compelled to go to war in distant Troy, setting the stage for a narrative that tests the limits of love and friendship. Torn between love for his friend and the fear of impending war, Patroclus accompanies Achilles, unaware that the ensuing years will challenge everything they hold dear.

Described as an exciting, sexy, and violent Superman version of the Iliad by The Guardian, "The Song of Achilles" is a tale of passion, danger, and mysticism. J.K. Rowling expresses her love for the book, while Ann Patchett describes it as one she could not put down. Bettany Hughes adds that it is a sexy, dangerous, and mystical rendition of the classic tale. Miller's novel promises a mesmerizing journey through the complexities of friendship, love, and destiny against the backdrop of ancient Greece.

From the Back Cover

"The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller is a captivating retelling of the classic Greek myth of Achilles, blending historical fiction with romance and adventure. Through the perspective of Patroclus, Achilles' companion, Miller explores the deep bond between the two warriors, their journey to Troy, and the events that unfold during the Trojan War. With lyrical prose and rich storytelling, Miller brings to life the complexities of love, honor, and fate in this unforgettable tale of friendship and heroism.


About the Author

Madeline Miller:

Madeline Miller is the author of The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012, was shortlisted for the Stonewall Writer of the Year 2012, was an instant New York Times bestseller, and was translated into twenty-five languages. Madeline holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, and she taught Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade. She has also studied at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, and at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms. Her essays have appeared in publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Lapham’s Quarterly and She lives outside Philadelphia.